Anand takes the lead 1,5 to 0,5

Anand wins the first, Karpov draws with white in the second rapid game

The World Champion, the lndian Vishy Anand, and the ex World Champion, the Russian, Anatoly Karpov finished 1,5:0,5 in the first day of their rapid match.

Anand won the first game with white, while Karpov was very stable in game two and it finished in a draw. All games can be replayed with computer analysis here.

Yesterday Anand and Karpov played a simul at Bastia, results and some of the more interesting games at the opening day report.

Stay tuned for photos and more information!

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Karpov during the simul at the opening of the event

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Anand with full score at the simul