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Subject: Re: The most famous enthusiastic chess players

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 12:54:03 03/07/06

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On March 07, 2006 at 15:07:14, Patricio Corvalan wrote:

>I need your help. I'm writing about the most famous enthusiastic chess players
>of the moment (actors, political, singers, businessmen) and I want to ask them
>some names and how to contact them.  Thanks


we have this:

"EVERY move you make..." took on a new meaning for the Tantrically gifted Sting
as he and his band members, Dominic Miller, Jason Rebello and Chris Botti, came
face to face with world champion Garry Kasparov in a high-profile celebrity
simultaneous at the ABC Studios in Times Square, New York.

The one-hour, exhibition game was staged to mark the successful completion of
the first-ever World School Chess Championships, a competition that is the
brainchild of Kasparov, which was run via his website, More
than 4,000 pupils representing 600 schools from 24 countries, and covering all
five continents around the world, have been competing via the Internet.

The top two teams from each age category had an all-expenses paid trip to New
York to play in the finals, which were held at the TriBeca Arts Performing
Centre in New York. The competing teams being Elkana School (Israel); Dixie Bee
School (USA); Nottingham School (England); Hunter School (USA); Norges
Toppidrettsgymnas (Norway); and the Anglican Church School (Australia).

With hundreds of screaming Sting fans waving and yelling outside, the four
celebrity games had maximum publicity with a live broadcast on the champion's
website, live coverage at the premier webcam portal,, and on the
large Jumbotron screen on top of Times Square Studios at 44th Street and
Broadway. By far one of the strongest celebrity chess players, Sting, who
naturally was the last to finish (Tantric chess?) in the 4-0 Kasparov whitewash,
had a perfectly sensible position in the middlegame before blundering a pawn and
burying his bishop in the corner.

G Kasparov - Sting Simul, Reti Opening

1 g3 Nf6 2 Bg2 e5 3 d3 Bc5 4 Nf3 d6 5 0-0 0-0 6 c4 Nc6 7 Nc3 Bg4 8 h3 Bxf3 9
Bxf3 Qd7 10 Bg2 a6 11 e3 Bb4 12 Ne2 Rae8 13 a3 Bc5 14 Qc2 Re7 15 b4 Ba7 16 Nc3
Rfe8 17 Bd2 d5 18 cxd5 Nd8 19 e4 h6 20 Be3 b6 21 Ne2 Nb7 22 g4 Rc8 23 Ng3 Nd6 24
Qc6 Qxc6 25 dxc6 Rd8 26 a4 Nc8 27 Rfd1 Re6 28 b5 a5 29 Bf3 Red6 30 Be2 Nh7 31 h4
Ne7 32 Nf5 Nxf5 33 gxf5 f6 34 Ra3 Kh8 35 Rd2 Rg8 36 h5 Ng5 37 Kf1 Nh3 38 Bg4 Nf4
39 d4 exd4 40 Bxf4 Rdd8 41 Ke2 Rge8 42 Kd3 Re7 43 Bd1 Rde8 44 f3 Rd8 45 Bb3 1-0

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