Karpov-Seirawan Chess Exhibition – Fortress Fundamentals from a Classical Game

Classical Game 2 - Simple Chess Fundamentals

The Clash of the Kings: Karpov versus Seirawan took place recently in Saint Louis. The tournament format was as follows – Two Classical Chess Games: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. Each Classical game was worth two points. Two Rapid: Chess Games: 25 minutes plus a five-second increment. Each Rapid game was worth two points. Ten Blitz Chess Games: Five minutes plus a two-second increment. Each Blitz game was worth one point.
Prize Fund: 1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $7,000. The Opening Ceremony for the event took place on June 9 and featured a special book signing event for fans and spectators. Video reports were with commentary by GM Ben Finegold and WGM Jennifer Shahade.

Two classical and two rapid games were all drawn and counted for two points each. The 10 blitz games at a point each, with a 6:4 result for Anatoly Karpov, bringing the final score to 10:8. Former world junior champion and four-time US champion Yasser Seirawan lost narrowly to the former World Champion in the Saint Louis Chess Club event. Official tournament site: Saint Louis Chess Club.

Seirawan, Yasser (2643) – Karpov, Anatoly (2615)

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: Saint Louis USA
Date: 2012.06.11

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