Duel of chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short

10/3/2011 – They slugged it out for the World Championship in London in 1993. Now, 18 years later, the two are back at the board for an eight-game blitz match in Belgium. Sponsors and organisers are "Your Next Move", an initiative that supports chess as a sport and aims at creating an impetus among young people aged six to twelve. Visit this event if you can.

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Press release

Chess legends Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short to duel
again over the board on Sunday October 9 in Belgium

LEUVEN, Belgium, 3 October 2011 – Your Next Move™, the annual chess and business event, is proud to announce that chess grandmasters Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short will do battle once again, in a blitz match, 18 years after their World title contest. The match is part of Your Next Move’s fifth anniversary celebrations.

The contest will begin in the early evening of Sunday 9 October 2011. There will be eight blitz games in which the players have just a few minutes to make their moves. High-level blitz produces fast and exciting games, a format that will fascinate everyone. The games can be viewed in the auditorium or on a 3D TV screen. The event will also be live streamed on the Internet via www.exqisport.be and Genna Sosonko, a former Soviet grandmaster and Dutch international, will commentate live.

The organizers of this unique chess event comment: “For the fifth anniversary of Your Next Move we wanted to do something different that really promotes chess. We are grateful that both Garry and Nigel have accepted our invitation to play against each other. We are looking forward to some great games.”

Members of the media can attend the event in Leuven, Belgium. There will opportunities to interview Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short after the games. Please contact Jan Poté (contact details below) for registering for the event.

Program

17.30h Arrival of guests and media
18.00h Welcome by organizers
18.30h – 18.45h Introduction of chess grandmasters, explanation of the match
19.00h Start of blitz chess between Garry Kasparov en Nigel Short
19.15h Buffet dinner for guests and media. The games can be viewed in the auditorium or on a 3D TV screen
22.00h End of blitz chess, comments from Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short before live audience, interviews.

Address:
Stadhuis Leuven, Grote Markt, 3000 Leuven (Belgium)

Press contact:
Jan Poté, PR & Media Relations
M: +32 475 92 55 82; E: j.pote@option.com; W: www.yournextmove.be



About Your Next Move
Your Next Move is the initiative of three entrepreneurs: Inge Geerdens (CVWarehouse), Jan Callewaert (Option) and Gabriel Fehervari (Alfacam). It’s objective is to support chess as a sport and to create an impetus among young people aged 6 to 12. The aim is not just to ensure that chess is officially included as part of the final primary education qualifications but to also actually promote chess as a sport. The reasons for this initiative are quite simple. By playing chess young people develop skills that are essential for general development. It encourages them to think and act speedily, strategically and under pressure. Qualities that are very handy in education and during their professional careers. Another aim of the initiators is to thus arouse interest among young people in entrepreneurship.

Here are some beautiful images of the young people Your Next Move has brought to chess. If you are thoroughly enchanted there is more of the same on the official web site.

About CVWarehouse: CVWarehouse.com is an online recruitment platform where companies and candidates can meet. More info at www.cvwarehouse.com.
About the Alfacam Group: The Alfacam Group groups the activities of Alfacam, EuroLinX, Euro1080 and the Eurocam Media Centre. Alfacam’s main activity is supplying services to TV stations and production houses and it has more than 30 broadcast vehicles. More info at www.alfacam.com.
About Option
Option is a company that innovates in the field of wireless communications. The company specialises in designing, developing and marketing wireless broadband solutions. More info at www.option.com.

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