:: Karpov vs Istratescu

Anatoly Karpov made his romanian debut in a chess match in which he faced international grandmaster Andrei Istratescu.

The event was organized by Astral Chess Foundation, Gambit Foundation - Elisabeta Polihroniade and Sah Campion Chess Club, and took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Bucharest from March 20th to 26th March 2005.

Time control:
Games 1 - 4 40 moves in 1hour 40 minutes, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the first move.
Games 5 8 whole game in 30 minutes with an increment of 20 seconds per move from the first move

Match Schedule:
20.03.2005 Game 1, Istratescu - Karpov 1/2
21.03.2005 Game 2, Karpov - Istratescu 1-0
22.03.2005 Game 3,
Istratescu - Karpov 1-0
24.03.2005.Game 4, Karpov - Istratescu 1-0
Total score: Karpov - Istratescu 2.5-1.5
Fast Chess
25.03.2005 Game 5,  Istratescu - Karpov 0-1
25.03.2005 Game 6,  Karpov - Istratescu 1-0
26.03.2003 Game
7,  Istratescu - Karpov 0-1
26.03.2003 Game 8
,  Karpov - Istratescu 1/2
Total score: Karpov - Istratescu
3.5-0.5

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In the photo: Anatoly Karpov

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