Karpov, Ghaem Maghami 1-all in Mate of the King Match Print
Tuesday, 27 January 2009 19:24
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Former world champion Anatoly Karpov of Russia and 7-time Iranian champion Ehsan Ghaem Maghami tie 1-all in the first game of their match "Mate of the King" in Tehran celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. Under the Tehran rules, no draw offers are allowed and players must play until the end, i.e. no resignation. Visit www.mateoftheking.com. See regulations and schedule.


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From left, Sports Minister Ali Abadi and Iranian Chess Federation President Dr. Ebrahim Maddahi and officials open the match.

[Event "Mate of the King"]
[Site "Tehran"]
[Date "2009.01.27"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan"]
[Black "Karpov, Anatoly"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2604"]
[BlackElo "2644"]
[PlyCount "181"]
[EventDate "2009.01.28"]

1. e4 c6 2. c4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nf3 Bb4 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Bd2 Nc6 9. Bd3 O-O 10. O-O Nf6 11. Be3 Ne7 12. Bg5 Nfd5 13. Qb3 Nxc3 14. bxc3
Bd6 15. c4 h6 16. Bh4 Rb8 17. Bc2 b6 18. Qd3 f5 19. Rfe1 Qc7 20. Bg3 Nc6 21.
Rab1 Bxg3 22. hxg3 Qd6 23. Qc3 Kh7 24. g4 Rb7 25. c5 bxc5 26. dxc5 Qf4 27. gxf5
exf5 28. Rbd1 Qb4 29. Qxb4 Nxb4 30. Ba4 Nxa2 31. Be8 Rc7 32. c6 Nb4 33. Rd8 Rf6
34. Nd4 Nxc6 35. Bxc6 Rfxc6 36. Nxc6 Rxc6 37. Re7 a6 38. Ra7 Be6 39. Re8 Bc4
40. Ree7 Rg6 41. f3 h5 42. Kf2 Kh6 43. g3 Kh7 44. Re5 Rf6 45. Ke3 Kh6 46. Ree7
Rg6 47. Kf4 Bd3 48. Ra8 Kh7 49. Ree8 Rb6 50. Kg5 Rg6+ 51. Kxh5 Rh6+ 52. Kg5
Rg6+ 53. Kf4 Rb6 54. Ra7 Rb4+ 55. Kg5 Rb6 56. Ree7 Rg6+ 57. Kf4 Bb5 58. Re5 Bd3
59. Rd7 Bc2 60. Rc5 Bb1 61. Rb7 Bd3 62. Rd7 Bb1 63. Rd1 Rb6 64. Rcc1 Ba2 65.
Kxf5 a5 66. Rh1+ Kg8 67. Rc8+ Kf7 68. Rc7+ Kg8 69. Ra1 Be6+ 70. Ke5 Ra6 71. Ra4
Bb3 72. Rg4 Bf7 73. Ra4 Bb3 74. Rc8+ Kh7 75. Rh4+ Kg6 76. Rg4+ Kh7 77. Rc7 Re6+
78. Kd4 a4 79. Rcxg7+ Kh6 80. Ra7 Rc6 81. Kd3 Re6 82. Raxa4 Bxa4 83. Rxa4 Re1
84. Ra5 Kg6 85. g4 Kf6 86. Kd4 Rd1+ 87. Ke4 Rb1 88. Kf4 Rb4+ 89. Kg3 Kg6 90.
Ra6+ Kg7 91. g5 1-0 (time)

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In the final position above, with only a few seconds left, Karpov was declared lost on time.

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Afshar Zadeh, Secretary General of Iranian National Olympic Committee, making the ceremonial move in game 2. Behind Ghaem Maghami is Iranian FIDE Delegate Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh who pioneered the Tehran rules.

[Event "Mate of the King"]
[Site "Tehran"]
[Date "2009.01.27"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Karpov, Anatoly"]
[Black "Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E32"]
[WhiteElo "2644"]
[BlackElo "2604"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[EventDate "2009.01.27"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 O-O 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 b5 7. cxb5 c6 8. f3 Nd5 9. Qd3 f5 10. Nh3 cxb5 11. e4 fxe4 12. fxe4 Nf6 13. e5 Nd5 14. Ng5 Rf5 15. h4 h6 16. g4 Rxf1+ 17. Rxf1 hxg5 18. Qg6 Nf4 19. Bxf4 gxf4 20. Rxf4 Qxh4+ 21. Kd2 Qh2+ 22. Ke3 Bb7 23. Raf1 Nc6 24. Rf7 Qh3+ 25. Kd2 Qh7 26. Rf8+ Rxf8 27. Rxf8+ Kxf8 28. Qxh7 Nxd4 29. Kc3 Nf3 30. g5 Nxe5 31. Qh8+ Kf7 32. Qb8 b4+ 33. axb4 Bc6 34. Qxe5 a6 35. Kd4 Bb5 36. Kc5 d6+ 37. Kxd6 Kg6 38. Ke7 Kh7 39. Qe4+ Kh8 40. g6 Bc6 41. Qf4 Bd5 42. Qb8# 1-0

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auditorium

The full house in the auditorium after the first game. More watched the running commentary outside. Strong players were impatient at the lost endgame but much of the crowd loved it to watch the technique of winning a won game.

 

 
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