history of the matches and possible world tour
Only a few days after we published the official video of the match Kasparov – Karpov, with the additional details about a possible world tour, today we present you the official site of “Valencia cuna del ajedrez” Kasparov – Karpov duel. It is available at the domain http://www.matchkarpovkasparov.com/ and contains interesting details about the event. As the site is still entirely in Spanish, the organizers will be adding a section in English, containing all the details.
The official schedule is similar to the announced a few days ago. Important detail is that the rapid games have 5 seconds increment, and the blitz games have 2 seconds increment.
September 21 – press conference and simul
September 22 – 2 rapid games (25 mins + 5 sec.)
September 23 – 2 rapid games (25 mins + 5 sec.)
September 24 – 8 blitz games (5 mins + 2 sec.)
September 25 – Closing ceremony
History of the matches
Kasparov and Karpov have played five big matches in their carreer. Two of them happend in Moscow, one in London – Leningrad, one in New York – Lyon, and one in Sevilla. Exactly these are the places that might host a Kasparov – Karpov world tour in the next years. The negotiations are still going on, more details will be revealed during the match in Valencia