54 ( +1 | -1 ) Kasparov in virtual realityI read in this newspaper article that Kasparov will be playing chess computer X3D Fritz in a virtual-reality environment through the website X3D.com. It also said that the computer company promises images of a floating chess board between Kasparov and Fritz. Does anyone know more about this?
I think it's cool, by the way, that Kasparov often seems willingto accept challenges that can be risky, like when he played against Deep Blue and Deep Junior.
62 ( +1 | -1 ) Kasparovfan...... I mean that he threw those matches,deliberately. Look at the last(6th)game in the 2nd Deep Blue match,the 19 move Caro-Kann. It's as phony as a 3 dollar bill. I haven't seen a dive like that since Brodie jumped off the bridge! As for the Junior match,what do you call that 6th game bail-out by Kasparov? He had all the winning chances in that final position,but chickened out when crunch time came. I expect more of the same if this newest match comes off,and I also expect the usual Kasparov whine,b****,moan,and bellyache routine after it's over.
14 ( +1 | -1 ) Why?Why would he throw away those matches deliberately? I would imagine that reputation means more to him than money.
32 ( +1 | -1 ) Money is the bottom line......for Kasparov. Always has been,always will be. He tanked the Deeper Blue match in hopes of setting up a 3rd contest for a super payday. But he shot himself in the foot when IBM pulled the machine out of chess to make it a doctor,or somesuch. And then playing like a wienie vs. Junior didn't help his credibility any.