(19 Nov 2010) SHOTLIST
1. Mid of Chess Grand Masters Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov arriving to auditorium
2. Mid of photographers
3. Wide of Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov flanked by officials on stage
4. Mid of singers from the Pyatnitsky Russian choir performing
5. Wide of singers from the Pyatnitsky Russian choir performing in Spanish
6. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Garry Kasparov, Chess Grand Master:
“Looking at this room I am filled with joy.”
7. Mid of attendees listening to speech
8. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Garry Kasparov, Chess Grand Master:
“Because looking at you shows that all that talk about chess losing its popularity is false.”
9. Mid of attendees listening to speech
10. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Garry Kasparov, Chess Grand Master:
“Chess remains very popular and every day many more people become interested in this sport.”
11. Mid of Kasparov and Karpov talking before exhibition games
12. Mid of chess players preparing their boards
13. Mid of Kasparov shaking hands with chess players
14. Mid of screen with chessboard and live video of games
15. Wide of games being played on stage
16. Mid of Karpov playing
17. Close of Karpov studying chessboard
18. Close of Karpov making a move
19. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Anatoly Karpov, Chess Grand Master:
“We are absolutely sure that learning chess, it’s logistics and it’s tactics, will help you not only in the game, but also during your studies in this university.”
20. Wide of games being played on stage
21. Mid of Kasparov and opponent studying chessboard
22. Mid of audience watching games being played on stage
23. Close of Kasparov studying chessboard
24. Mid of chess player studying board
25. Mid of Kasparov studying chessboard, then making a move
26. Mid of attendees pointing at screen
Chess Grand Masters Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov kicked off the First Grand Chess Fair 2010 at the Autonomous University of Mexico on Thursday, with an exhibition game against eight players from the university’s chess team.
Each Grand Master played against four players simultaneously.
The former chess world champions were accompanied by the Russian Ambassador Valery Ivanovich Moroz and the president of the university, Jose Narro Robles, for their visit.
Before the exhibition games, the Pyatnitsky Russian choir performed traditional folk songs and “Mexico Lindo y Querido” (Beautiful and Dear Mexico), a traditional Mexican song.
Kasparov took a little less than an hour to defeat his opponents, while Karpov battled for almost two hours to beat his rivals.
During the inauguration both Grand Masters said they were very excited to participate in the chess festival and also praised the virtues of the game.
“Chess remains very popular and every day many more people become interested in this sport,” said Kasparov.
Kasparov is considered by some to have been the best player in chess history. He retired from top-level professional play in 2005 to become a political activist.
The First Grand Chess Fair 2010 is part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the university. The nine day festival will include an international tournament, a Latin American chess championship, along with multimedia presentations, seminars, exhibits and movies screenings open to the public.
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