Kasparov wins all, Karpov with one draw
Kasparov and Karpov played a total of 40 games late on Monday evening at Ciudad de Las Artes y Ciencias. In a little more than two hours Kasparov won all his games.
Karpov did not have problems on most of the boards, but Irene Arques, one of the best local female players, played a very nice game. At the end Karpov offered draw and both shook hands. Irene Arques shared with journalists, “In the beginning he was winning, but I managed to come back and he offered a draw.”
Before the start of the game, Kasparov played a few moves with Sulaiman Al Fahim, the President of the Chess Federation of UAE and owner of Portsmouth. Later during the simul K & K played with Víctor Luengo (a famous local basketball player), the driver and winner of Valencia Circuit – Jose Luis Pampló, and other famous local players.
It is interesting to note that the first victory at the simul was achieved by Karpov. The game continued only 8 moves. The player that lost was happy anyhow, noting that this was a very emotional experience for him.
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