Kasparov Blitz Exhibition! (Updated With Video)

Kasparov Blitz Exhibition! (Updated With Video)

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Garry Kasparov's voluntary exile from competitive chess six years ago left a big vacuum at the top, but he hasn't completely abandoned the royal game.

Garry Kasparov today played a 2-game exhibition blitz match in Clichy, France, against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to promote his Chess In Schools initiative in Europe.

The time control was 5 minutes, plus 3 second increments.

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave qualified for the match by first beating Laurent Fressinet in a sudden-death decider after they had drawn two blitz games.

Who won? What do you think? The Beast From Baku can still produce a mighty roar!



Nat Elo 1 2 Pts
Kasparov, Garry  RUS 2812 1 ½
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime  FRA 2715 0 ½ ½


Video by EuropeEchecs:


Analysis of game 1 by IM Andrew Martin at his YouTube channel.


(Games from Mark Crowther at TWIC)

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