Thursday, 13 November 2008

Celebrity Chess - Diego Maradona and the Grandmaster Draw Against Anatoly Karpov.

Football legend Diego Maradonna agrees a grandmaster draw against ex-world champion Anatoly Karpov on a live television program from Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2005.

Diego Maradona vs Anatoly Karpov (Blindfold) - "living chess" game.
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.Nc3 - draw.

In the video Anatoly Karpov (wearing a blindfold) plays black against Diego Maradona using a "living" chess set. Following the game Karpov presents a chess set to Maradona where the chess piece bases are shaped like footballs. They then both sign a wooden chess board. Finally, Maradona presents Karpov with a signed football.

The Karpov visit was also reported by Chessbase.

Tags: Anatoly Karpov - Blindfold Chess - Diego Maradona - Living Chess Game
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