Reports | September 22, 2009 10:46

Kasparov-Karpov: press conference video

Kasparov-Karpov press conferenceAfter Arne posted about our arrival in Valencia and the press conference, it's my turn. At the end of this long, first day in this remarkably pretty city (some beautiful photos will be added tomorrow!) the video of the press conference on Monday afternoon has been recorded, edited and uploaded. I've removed all unnecessary bits and Spanish translations, and added a few shots from tonight's simuls. Enjoy! Update: playing schedule added.

Valencia 2009

Schedule

Date Time Activity Place
Monday, Sep 21 12:00 CEST Opening, presentation Exm. Ayuntamiento de Valencia
  19:00 CEST Simuls by Karpov and Kasparov for invited players Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Tuesday, Sep 22 16:30 - 18:30 CEST Start of the International Sympiosum “Valencia, Birthplace of Modern Chess”
With: Alessandro Sanvito, Antoni Ferrando, Govert Westerveld, Joseph Alio, Jose Antonio Garzón, José María Gutierrez, Lothac Schmid, Rafael Solaz, Rafael Ferrando and Thomas Thomsen

First session: "La Historia del Ajedrez"

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
  19:00 CEST Rapid (25'+5") games "Karpov vs Kasparov" Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
Wednesday, Sep 23 16:30 - 18:30 CEST International Sympiosum
“Valencia, Birthplace of Modern Chess”

2nd session: "The Social and Cultural Environment of the New Chess 'de la dama'"

 

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
  19:00 CEST Rapid (25'+5") games "Karpov vs Kasparov" Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
Thursday, Sep 24 16:30 - 17:30 CEST

17:30 - 18:30 CEST

International Sympiosum
“Valencia, Birthplace of Modern Chess”

3rd session:

Cultural and Artistic Values of Chess (16:30-17:30 hrs)

Round table discussion on collectionism and chess (17:30-18:30 hrs)

Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
  19:00 CEST Blitz (5'+2") games "Karpov vs Kasparov" Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (Palau de les Arts)
Friday, Sep 25 12:00 CEST Closing Complejo Deportivo Cultural la Petxina

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unknown's picture

Thanks for the video...

Could someone post the schedule of play?

Peter Doggers's picture

Added to the article.

unknown's picture

Thanks you very much!

gavril's picture

Are that websites working?

ikalel's picture

Peter, don't forget to add those Valencia pictures! :)

unknown's picture

Kasparov - Karpov 2-0

Nice start!

ghyrl's picture

IMHO chessvibes (like chessbase) has disqualified itself by not bringing live coverage of K-K.

My compliments to chessdom and chessok.

Even the guardian provided live coverage.

I hope you guys are having fun in Spain. Too bad you forgot about your viewers.

Pffffffff

g's picture

ghyrl, you´re pathetic. get a life.

ceann's picture

gOOD VIDEO dOGGERS!..............two legends (Mellowed) telling it how it is now. Todays players are not in the same league as these two.

sundararajan ganesan's picture

whether they are in-form or out of form, any karpov-kasparov match will be a worthy-interesting one , a possibly bloody battle between two gladiators!
kudos to the organisers!

s.ganesan
pudukkottai, south india

ghyrl's picture

Yes that was out of line. My compliments to chessvibes for not censoring it.

I see in the newer post that: "Also, the press room was rather far from the playing hall, which prevented an easy live transmission of the games."

me's picture

Aren't the blitz games played at 5 min + 2 sec ?

Arne Moll's picture

@me: according to the official site, it's indeed 5' 2'' but the schedule that was distributed says it's 5' 5''. We'll know for sure when they start the clocks on thursday :-)

gavril's picture

let me understand.the online coverage will be via a live video portal cause i don't find any chess board out there?

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