Karpov and Timman play match in Murmansk

by André Schulz
10/6/2016 – This year the Russian city of Murmansk celebrates its 100th birthday. Part of the celebrations is the 4. Basamro International Chess tournament, a tournament with junior teams from Russia, Rotterdam, Sussex, St. Petersburg and Paris. Part of the celebrations is also a four-game match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman. Karpov and Timman are old rivals and after their match in Murmansk they will have played more than a hundred games against each other. The match starts today. Follow it live on playchess.com.

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Anatoly Karpov vs Jan Timman in Murmansk

Murmansk is far up in the north

The 4. Basamro International Chess tournament takes place from 6th to 9th October 2016. Traditionally, junior teams from Rotterdam and Murmansk start in the tournament but this year junior teams from St. Petersburg, Sussex (UK), Novorossiysk and the "International Chess Team of Paris" also take part in the event.

Junior tournament

Parallel to the junior tournament the chess legends Anatoly Kapov and Jan Timman play a match over four games. From 1975 to 1985 Karpov was World Champion and from 1993 to 1999 he was FIDE World Champion. Jan Timman was several times World Champion candidate and in 1993 he made it to the finals of the FIDE World Championship where he played against Karpov.

The venue of the junior tournament and the match is the Park Inn Radisson Polyarnie Zory Hotel.

Greeting the chess legends

The first game of the match but not the first game between these two

 

Tournament page...

Standings at chess-results.com...



André Schulz started working for ChessBase in 1991 and is an editor of ChessBase News.
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