Stunning footage Kasparov simul in Antwerp

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Stunning footage Kasparov simul in AntwerpOn October 13th, for the third time in a row Garry Kasparov gave a simul in Antwerp, Belgium against a number of CEO's, politicians and children. Nigel Short was there as well to give live commentary, and everything was set in a studio and filmed with different cameras by a professional TV crew. The result: 26-0 for Kasparov, and stunning video footage.

The formula of the Kasparov simuls, organized by CVWarehouse, Alfacam and a big number of sponsors, is a familiar one by now in Belgium. For the third time, Garry Kasparov was the star in a big media event in which he faced several CEO's, some politicians and some youngsters who had done well in a simultaneous exhibition against Nigel Short. The Englishman was responsible for live commentary during Kasparov's simul.

The whole simul was recorded and broadcast by EXQI TV, the television channel of Alfacam. The show was streamed live by Netlog, alternating with football. In the videos below, posted a few days ago on YouTube, you can watch highlights, including the commentary by Short ("His queen side is underdeveloped, but what's really annoying is that on his king side he hasn't got any pieces left." "Yesterday we had a very good lunch with a lot of brandy. This can be seen on the board here.")

Joking aside, logically the games were not of the highest level, but the way it was broadcast was. We think it's one of the best pieces of chess footage ever made. Look for yourself!

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