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 Jan. 11, 2007

LONDON – Russia and Britain clashed Thursday in a cold war with a difference — a chess game played on ice, simultaneously, in Moscow and London.

Former world champion Anatoly Karpov and British grandmaster Nigel Short battled it out using giant chess pieces carved from ice, some of them sculpted to represent famous landmarks in the two cities.

The game took place on chessboards measuring 64 square yards in Moscow’s Pushkin Square and London’s Trafalgar Square.

Live satellite links and big screens enabled each team to see and hear what the other was doing.

Karpov’s team included eight-year-old chess prodigy Kostya Savenkov while Short was assisted by a British eight-year-old, Darius Parvizi-Wayne.

Organized to mark the launch of the annual Russian Winter Festival in London, the event was billed as the world’s first international ice chess game.

Nigel Short, bounding enthusiastically around the board in Trafalgar Square, described it as a new experience.

“I’ve played chess with all kinds of pieces, including human pieces, but this is the first time on ice,” he said.

The game lasted about an hour and ended in a draw. Anatoly Karpov in Moscow said it was a good result – and a very exciting and interesting contest.

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Click HERE to see this link on Nigel Short’s Face Book! “War on ice”….

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Nigel Short, British GM won this game due to the Fide-rule that chess players should shake hands at the start of a game. He offered his hand twice to his opponent. Read the press report here on Corus and you can also listen to Nigel Short in the Youtube video.

January 20 2008 – Corus Chess Press

At the start of round 8 of the Corus Chess Tournament, Ivan Cheparinov, top seed in Grandmaster Group B, lost his game against Nigel Short for refusing to shake the Brit’s hand. According to an article on the FIDE website:

“Any player who does not shake hands with the opponent (or greets the opponent in a normal social manner in accordance with the conventional rules of their society) before the game starts in a FIDE tournament or during a FIDE match (and does not do it after being asked to do so by the arbiter) or deliberately insults his/her opponent or the officials of the event, will immediately and finally lose the relevant game.”

Chief Arbiter Thomas van Beekum was a witness when Cheparinov refused Short’s offer to shake hands twice and the Bulgarian’s game was declared a loss as a result.

The Tournament Organization has received an official protest by Mr. Ivan Cheparinov regarding his loss against Mr. Nigel Short. The matter will be put forward to the Appeals Committee

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On this video you can see what happened.

 2 moves checkmate

Two moves checkmate is: 1.f4 e6 2.g4 Qh4#

4 move checkmate

Four move checkmate….1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Qh5 Nc6 4.Qxf7#

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