Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kasparov-Karpov Valencia: This is more than an exhibition match.

"I have almost all types of records in chess history, I won the most number of tournaments, matches [...] and Kasparov is number 2 in this way" said Karpov in a video interview by chessdom.

We Filipinos are hopelessly nostalgic people. We're fond of good memories to the extreme. Unfortunately for some, there is no fond memories existed between Kasparov and Karpov. That is why Filipino chess aficionados might find the Kasparov - Karpov match too vindictive for such an exhibition event. Allow me to make a reminder that these two K's, after all these years, rarely been in speaking terms and that kind of mutual hostilities has no place in melodrama that may evoke into many people's mind regarding the rematch. This will be more than an exhibition games between two of the greatest rivalry in chess. This may turn out to be a grudge match!

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