KARACHI: Chess legend Anatoly Karpov has expressed interest in coming to Pakistan during the inaugural National Mind Sports Games to be held in Karachi during the month of August.
Tariq Rasheed Khan, Director Mind Sports Association of Pakistan (MSAP), informed ‘The News’ here on Tuesday that Karpov, a Russian chess grandmaster and a former world champion, has responded to the invitation extended to him to be a guest in the upcoming Mind Sports Games to be staged from August 14 to 17.
“Karpov’s presence will lend a star characteristic to Pakistan’s first-ever Mind Sports Games. It is expected that he will play simultaneous events for the youth and other interested chess players with special prizes on offer. A talk may also be arranged for the young chess players with the chess legend,” Tariq Rasheed said.
Karpov was the undisputed world champion from 1975 to 1985, repeatedly challenged to regain the title from 1986 to 1990.
Source: The News