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Garry Kasparov vs Jan Timman
Reykjavik Rapid (2004), Reykjavik ISL, rd 2, Mar-19
English Opening: Symmetrical. Anti-Benoni Variation Spielmann Defense (A32)  ·  1-0
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Mar-20-04  steven18: Hmm I really want kasparov to play in a RATED tournament... more then one rated tourney a year that is...
Jun-01-04  Whitehat1963: Kasparov plays the opening of the day.
Jun-01-04  mack: Fear not, Steven, he's in this superb Petrosian Memorial Tournament which is going to be the real event of the summer as opposed to the FIDE Worthless Championship.
Jun-01-04  Drstrangelove: Mack, do you have any info on who else is going to be playing there? Also, is it classical time controls or fide time controls, thanks.
Jun-02-04  mack: Not sure about the time controls... but it's pretty much an all-star lineup: Kasparov, Leko, Gelfand, Akopian, Lputian and Vaganian as part of the Petrosian Team versus the "World Team" of (probably) Adams, Pons, Bacrot, Anand, van Wely and Svidler. It's taking place 9th-15th June, and I think it's classical time controls. The slower the better if you ask me.
Jun-03-04  Drstrangelove: Geez, that sounds amazing! Do you have a site I can visit? Thanks again.
Jun-04-04  Troewa: Another Petrosian memorial? There was one already in March this year.

Petrosian Memorial (2004)

Jun-04-04  Drstrangelove: Hmmmm, I'm confused, where did you get your info Mack?
Jun-04-04  WMD: http://www.chesscenter.com/twic/mal...
Jun-04-04  mack: Read all about it: http://www.chessninja.com/dailydirt...

It's in Moscow from June 9-15. It's a Scheveningen-format team tournament, classical chess (yay). Each of the six players on the "Petrosian team" will play each member of the "World team." The Petrosian team is Kasparov (half Armenian), Gelfand (Petrosian's top student), Leko (married to a Petrosian. His father-in-law Arshak will be the team's coach) and the top Armenian players Akopian, Lputian, and Vaganian. The World team is Anand, Svidler, Adams, Vallejo, van Wely, and Bacrot.

Great event, despite the lack of rest days due to the FIDE WCh starting in Libya on the 18th. It's going to be at the Hyatt Ararat hotel, bonus points if you know why that's fitting. It was to have finished on June 17, which would have been Petrosian's 75th birthday. He died in 1984.

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