1. Former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov sitting with Cuban officials
2. Wide of tournament players sitting in front of chess boards
3. Karpov observing players
4. Wide of Karpov greeting players and making first move
5. Tilt up from chess board to Karpov playing
6. Karpov playing with various players
7. Wide of Karpov
8. Karpov thinking about next move
9. Pull out from chess board to Karpov and players
10. Tilt down from Karpov to him making move
11. Karpov playing and people watching
12. Wide of tournament
Havana, April 23, 2008
13. Karpov entering news conference
14. Cutaway of cameraman
15. SOUNDBITE: (Russian) Anatoly Karpov, former world chess champion:
"My interest in Cuba is also linked to the humanitarian issues. As it's well known there is a help programme for the children of Chernobyl and I have participated in that programme ever since it was created. That tragedy started on April 26th 1986 and I have been, since that time when it was the Soviet Union, the President of the Peace Fund of the Soviet Union and we helped, as much as we could, the victims of Chernobyl. Now as a UNICEF ambassador I help children, the Chernobyl children too and here, in Cuba, is where my chess interest and my humanitarian interest come together."
Former world chess champion Anatoly Karpov participated in a giant 4-thousand-board simultaneous chess exhibition match on Monday at a Havana university.
The Russian chess champion arrived in Cuba on Monday to attend Cuba's 4th Sports Olympiad, an event attended by over 3-thousand athletes.
During his visit Karpov paid homage to Cuban chess genius Jose Raul Capablanca, also a former world chess champion, and visited his grave.
He also visited the International Physical Education School in Havana.
On Wednesday, Karpov visited a Rehabilitation Centre for children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in what was the Soviet Union.
"My interest in Cuba is also linked to the humanitarian issues. As it's well known there is a help programme for the children of Chernobyl and I have participated in that programme ever since it was created," Karpov said.
"Cuba, is where my chess interest and my humanitarian interest come together," Karpov added.
Chernobyl's reactor number four exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of the former Soviet Union and much of northern Europe.
An area roughly half the size of Italy was contaminated, forcing the resettlement of hundreds of thousands of people.
It cast a radioactive shadow over the health of (m) millions of people.
Many believe it also contributed to the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.