Kasparov vs. Karpov (Valencia, Spain)

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25th Anniversary Match in Valencia, September 22, 2009

25 years after their epic World Championship duel former chess World Champions Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov meet again for an exhibition match at the Arts Palau in Valencia, Spain.

In todays games,  Kasparov used the white pieces for both games (Game 1 & 2) and demonstrated a clear superiority when it comes to handling tactical positions.

In the 1st game, Kasparov won against a Grunfeld defense in only 24 moves with a surprising ending in a game in which Karpov was about to lose the exchange and decided to immediately resign.

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Click Image to Replay Round 1

In the 2nd game, Kasparov opened with 1. d4 again and they played a Queen’s Gambit decline,  exchange variation.  In the middlegame, Kasparov was able to get a slight advantage when Karpov blundered by not considering the move 22. Nf6+ which gives Kasparov an extraordinary attack against the King.  This game ended in 28 moves when Karpov resigned in view of an unstoppable mating attack.

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Click Image to Replay Round 2

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