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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Karpov, Seirawan Special Chess Exhibition Match at Saint Louis Chess Club from June 9

Grandmasters Anatoly Karpov and Yasser Seirawan will play a special chess exhibition match at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, US, from June 9-13. The chess match includes classical chess, rapid chess, and blitz chess games. 
Tourney Format:
Two Classical Chess Games:
 Both players get 90 minutes to play 40 moves and half-an-hour to play the remaining game with a 30-second increment given for every move from the beginning of the game. The scoring system will have three points for a win.
Two Rapid Chess Games: Both players get 25 minutes for every game and a five-second increment. Each game win will get two points.
Ten Blitz Chess Games: Each player will get five minutes to finish the game along with an increment of two seconds. Each win gets one point.
Prize Fund:1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: $7,000

There is a special book signing event during the opening ceremony of this chess exhibition match on June 9. The press conference with the players will be broadcast live. 

GM Seirawan is a four-time US Chess Champion and a World Junior Chess Champion. He is a chess writer and commentator. GM Karpov is a former World Chess Champion.



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