Kasparov v Karpov Blitz Games

Kasparov v Karpov Blitz Games

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So, Garry Kasparov won the rapid games 3-1 in his match against Anatoly Karpov.  Today (24th Sept) sees them move on to the 8 scheduled blitz games.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, the official site has been suffering under the weight of Internet traffic.  Coverage has been patchy, but the games and results are eventually getting through.  Live games link here.

Karpov won game 1 with the black pieces (presumably on time), and the second game was drawn.  Kasparov struck back in game 3 to level the scores and then won again in game 4 to take the lead.

UPDATE - Kasparov wins games 5 and 6 to lead 4.5-1.5 and ensures victory in the blitz match.  Perhaps now we can be treated to 1.e4 in a game guys? Wink

UPDATE - Kasparov also wins game 7, and the final game is drawn to make the final score 6-2 to Kasparov.

UPDATE - Game scores should now be error free.

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