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Anatoly Karpov won Cap d'Agde

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Sunday, 04 November 2012

XII-th World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov rarely has a chance to play chess these days. He has a very busy schedule and many non-chess commitments, including his job in the Russian State Duma. Nevertheless, when he does compete, the opponents can't expect an easy time. For example, in June 2012 Anatoly defeated four times US Chess Champion Yasser Seirawan in a match.

Cap d'Agde is a famous rapid tournament with a long history. This year the field consisted mainly of French players, but there were a few notable exceptions.

1. Vassily Ivanchuk (2771), Ukraine
2. Edouard Romaine (2664), France
3. Christian Bauer (2664), France
4. Anatoly Karpov (2616), Russia
5. Marie Sebag (2521), France
5. Ju Wenjun (2498), China
6. Sophie Milliet (2421), France
8. Alekshandra Goryachkina (2384), Russia

In a double-round robin rapid tournament the rating favorite confirmed his status. Also remarkable is Ju Wenjun's performance:

1. Ivanchuk - 11
2. Karpov - 10.5
3. Ju Wenjun - 8.5
4. Edouard - 7
5. Sebag - 6
6. Bauer - 5.5
7. Milliet - 2
8. Goryachkina - 1.5

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Semi-final: Ivanchuk - Ju Wenjun 2-0; Karpov - Edouard 1.5-0.5

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Final: Ivanchuk - Karpov 1-1 in rapid; 2.5-3.5 in blitz (Ivanchuk lost the 6th blitz game on time)

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