Anand – Karpov rapid chess match

The match to take place between the Valencia and Paris matches of Kasparov and Karpov

Vishy Anand square 2

The World Champion, the lndian Vishy Anand, will face the ex World Champion, the Russian, Anatoly Karpov in a rapid match in France. The event will take place in two different cities. The players will start at Bastia on October 31th and later continue in Ajaccio on November 2nd.

All games will be with time control 15 minutes + 3 seconds per move. This will be yet another major rapid match for Karpov. He has matches against Kasparov in Valencia in September, and later in Paris in December. On the other hand, the rapid games will be a good practice for Anand in case of a tiebreak in the World Chess Championship 2010 match with Topalov.

The match will be held parallel to the Corsica Masters, that will be played in Bastia. It features over 40 000 eur in cash prizes.

As part of the Corsica Masters, Vishy Anand and Anatoly Karpov will hold a simul.

Official site: Corsica Masters

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