Qaem Maqami Beats Legend Karpov in Overall Matches
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian chess grandmaster Ehsan Qaem Maqami has overpowered seven-time World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov from the Russian federation.
At the spate of 20 games, the Iranian chess player snatched a victory over the Russian chess titan with an overall of 10.5 to 9.5 technical points and won a prize worth of $40000.
Qaem Maqami played 12 speed chess games with the former World Champion Anatoly Karpov out of which the Iranian master claimed victory in six games, admitted defeat in five counts and finished equal in a single event.
The Iranian chess grandmaster managed to overtake his renowned Russian rival by 6.5 to 5.5 scores at the end of the last match on Monday, press tv reported.
Qaem Maqami and Karpov competed with each other in 20 games. The Iranian master won nine, failed eight and equaled three of the events.
The competitions were held on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
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.
The 26-year old Ehsan Qaem Maqami - who has participated in more than 40 international events - has an Elo rating of 2604 and was named by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) as the most active and promoting player in 2004.