Classical Game 2 - Simple Chess Fundamentals
The Clash of the Kings: Karpov versus Seirawan took place recently in Saint Louis. The tournament format was as follows – Two Classical Chess Games:
90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of a 30-second increment per move starting from move one. Each Classical game was worth two points. Two Rapid: Chess Games:
25 minutes plus a five-second increment. Each Rapid game was worth two points. Ten Blitz Chess Games:
Five minutes plus a two-second increment. Each Blitz game was worth one point.
Prize Fund: 1st Place: $10,000, 2nd Place: $7,000. The Opening Ceremony for the event took place on June 9 and featured a special book signing event for fans and spectators. Video reports were with commentary by GM Ben Finegold and WGM Jennifer Shahade.