Minggu, 16 Oktober 2011

Kasparov Beats Short In Blitz Match

Garry Kasparov beat his old adversary Nigel Short in an 8-game blitz match today in Leuven, Belgium.
It was a very closely fought contest (previewed here), going right down to the last game which Kasparov won to make the final score 4½-3½ in his favour.
The event was streamed live on the Internet via www.exqisport.be and Genna Sosonko, the former Soviet grandmaster and Dutch international, provided live commentary.
The match is part of "Your Next Move’s" 5th anniversary celebrations.
Games were played at a rate of 5 minutes plus a 2 second per move increment. The results:
 Garry Kasparov  ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 1
 Nigel Short ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 0

Despite his absence from the professional chess circuit for many years, Garry Kasparov still seems to be sharp enough to compete with the strongest players in the world.  Perhaps one day he will return to competitive chess - we can but hope!


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