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Kasparov, X3D Fritz Chess Matches Carried Live Online
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The championships are being held at the New York Athletic Club in New York City from now through November 18, 2003.  The games will be broadcast by X3D Technologies, live on the Internet at www.X3D.com.
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Kasparov, X3D Fritz Chess Matches Carried Live Online
 
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"X3D Man vs. Machine" contest as Garry Kasparov takes on X3D Fritz in total virtual reality, with the chessboard floating in the air between man and computer. This historic match will mark the marriage between the most dominant chess program and the most powerful 3D software to challenge the greatest chess brain of all time. Kasparov will neither touch nor move the pieces as the voice activated X3D Fritz works its magic to create the ultimate 3D experience. Spectators will be treated to the latest in cutting edge technology as they watch the entire virtual reality experience on the X3D Displays.

The match has been sanctioned by the International Computer Games Association (ICGA) and the United States Chess Federation (USCF) as the First Official World Chess Championship Man vs Machine played in total virtual reality.

The X3D PC is the first computer to show you the third dimension with the images appearing to float both inside and in front of the monitor. It comes with all the multiple award winning software and hardware to create the ultimate 3D effects along with a substantial library of 3D educational and entertainment content:

Garry Kasparov is and has been the world's number one chess player for an incredible 19 consecutive years. On November 9, 1985 Garry became the youngest ever World Chess Champion when he beat Anatoly Karpov. In January of 1990, Kasparov created two milestones in chess history. First, he moved past Bobby Fischer's best ever rating of 2785 and then broke the magical 2800 sound barrier. He was the first player in Chess history to do so. At that time, it was the chess equivalent of breaking the four-minute mile. In 1999, after winning the three major events of that year, he created a unique new milestone by topping the 2850 ELO ratings mark. From December 1981 to February 1991, Kasparov made chess history by winning every single event for nearly ten years. He remains the undisputed "King of Chess".

X3D Fritz: is the marriage of the most dominant computer chess software with the most powerful 3D software. X3D Fritz has ruled the virtual chess world since inception in 1991 accumulating more victories than any other professional chess software program in history. X3D Fritz can list amongst its victims chess goliaths like IBM Deep Blue, GM Polgar, GM Kortchnoi, GM Adams and Deep Junior before leveling 4-4 with then current World Champion Vladimir Kramnik achieving a rating performance of over 2800. 
 
 





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