Karpov at the Tour de France

Chess fans are encouraged to play a game against Karpov, starting at the same time as the Tour de France.

To register to play in the team against former World Champion Anatoly Karpov during the legendary Tour de France bike race, visit: www.europe-echecs.com/tour_de_france_2012

Each day Karpov will make a move, and the response from his collective opponent will be the move chosen by the most web users throughout the previous 24 hours.

More information can be seen on the Tour de France web site, see Karpov moves into top gear: www.letour.fr/le-tour/2012/us/grand-depart

Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov Yevgenyevich, born May 23, 1951 at Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast in the USSR, is a Russian Grandmaster and former World champion. He played ten World Championship finals from 1978 to 1998 and is one of the biggest winners in the history of the game with over 160 first places, alone or tied, in tournament or team competitions to his credit.

Karpov is also a prominent philatelist, and his Russia and the Soviet Union collection is the third largest in the world.

Since 2005, Karpov is a member of the Russian parliament, the Duma. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Karpov

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