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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Exhibition Chess Match in Macau: Kasparov vs Chinese Chess Woman Master

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João Riquito and the Konstantin Bessmertny-designed special chess set

Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is going to play a chess exhibition match in Macau against Xiong Junyang, a woman Chinese chess master and two-time winner of the Chinese National Chess Championship in the junior category. Junyang resides in Macau. The match is being organised by the 'Riquito Advogados” solicitors’ office and is scheduled for December 2, at the University Library of the University of Macau. The event is part of a series of activities as João Riquito, who himself is a passionate chess player, believes “there are more interesting things to do than to deal with the law.” 

Kasparov will also lecture on “The theory of decisions” on December 1 in Macau.  The chess match is special also because it will be played on an artistic chessboard which has been conceived by Russian painter and sculptor Konstantin Bessmertny, who works in Macau. “Each piece is different and unique.” The sculpted pieces include “a Churchill, a Napoleon, a Cesar, and the hands of a pianist”. Mr Riquito commissioned the artwork in 2009 and obtained it from the artist in 2011. The board is on exhibition in the university hall and the exhibition match will also be artistically choreographed. The organisers have particularly said it's not a commercial event.

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