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2009-01-29 - 17:07

Iran GM Qaem Maqami Beats Karpov

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Chess grandmaster Ehsan Qaem Maqami managed to snatch a victory over the former World Champion Anatoly Karpov from Russia.

The 26-year-old Iranian athlete checkmated Karpov in 85 moves in his second encounter on Wednesday.

Secretary General of Iran's National Olympic Committee, Bahram Afsharzadeh, was also present at the event.

Earlier, the Russian grandmaster won Qaem Maqami in 42 moves in the first game on Tuesday, press tv reported.

Qaem Maqami and Karpov will play their third game on Thursday and will rest on Friday.

The two chess players are scheduled to compete with each other in 20 games.

The 57-year-old Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov was the undisputed World Champion from 1975 to 1985, and repeated his World Championship title from 1993 to 1999. He has been a member of the Public Chamber of Russia, which monitors the Russian parliament, since 2005.