BetisTOBoth are great chess fans
ANDThe president of Betis,Angel Haro, and his technician, Quique Setin, two great chess fans, fulfilled a dream this afternoon. In the case of Santander, for the second time, since years ago, during his time as a player of the Attico de Madrid, he participated in a similar event in the capital.
In a clique organized by ElDesmarque, the Junta de Andaluca and the Seville City Councilthey met in a series of simultaneous games to the Russian Grand Master Anatoli Karpov, who has returned to Seville 31 years after the World Championship that he played against Gary Kasparov in the context of the 1992 Universal Exhibition.
The technical btico was one of the chosen to face two decades ago Deep Blue Junior, the computer that was able to beat Kasparov, Karpov's historic rival, and deepened his passion for chess by collaborating with the newspaper El Mundo writing in several occasions about chess.
His was aNecrologica on the American Bobby Fischer, at the end of 2008, although he also reflected his first memories about this sport narratingHow he lived the 1972 World Championship between Fischer and Boris Spassky in Reykjavik.
This afternoon, like ngel Haro, showed much interest in getting to know Karpov more deeply, asking him several questions in the preview of the simultaneous rounds. And although neither of them could win the Grand Master,Setin aguant until the end, until he had no choice but to surrender to the evidence.