The above Karpov – Gorbachev picture was taken at the Chess For Peace event in Lindsborg

On May 26, 2006, Karpov and Spassky played a mini rapid (15′ 3″) match in Corsica. Spassky won the match by the score of 1.5 – .5. The first game was drawn. With the White pieces, Spassky won the second game in a Bishop and Pawn endgame. He was able to take advantage of Karpov’s error.

Spassky, Boris (2548) – Karpov, Anatoly (2672) [B17] Match des Legendes Porto Vecchio FRA (2), 26.05.2006

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Nxf6+ Nxf6 7.h3 Bf5 8.Bd3 Bxd3 9.Qxd3 e6 10.0-0 Be7 11.c4 0-0 12.b3 c5 13.Bb2 cxd4 14.Rfd1 Qa5 15.Bxd4 Rfd8 16.Qe2 Qf5 17.Rd3 Qe4 18.Qxe4 Nxe4 19.Rad1 Kf8 20.Kf1 f6 21.Be3 Rxd3 22.Rxd3 Ke8 23.Nd2 Nxd2+ 24.Rxd2 a6 25.Ke2 Rd8 26.Rxd8+ Kxd8 27.c5 Kd7 28.Kd3 Bd8 29.b4 Bc7 30.Kc4 h5 31.a4 Be5 32.b5 axb5+ 33.axb5 Kc7 34.g4 hxg4 35.hxg4 Kd7 36.f4 Bb2 37.f5 e5? [37…Be5] 38.Kd5 Ba3 39.g5 fxg5 40.Bxg5 Bb2 41.Bh4 1-0
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