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Kaspy vs R.O.W.

  GM Garry Kasparov against ... 
  The Rest Of The World 

 A few years ago, The Microsoft Corporation sponsored a unique match.
 Every day, you could vote on the move that we (R.O.W.) would make
against the World Champion. The popularity of this event was virtually
 unprecedented. Historically, this game is very important to the overall
development of chess and chess computers.

  •    This match - technically - is NOT a human vs. computer match-up. But! ...
  1. This match was played on the Internet - in virtual hyper-space - so I thought
    I would cover it here.
  2. Computers played a VERY large part in the analysis, and even in helping the
    human team of advisors choose their move, so I thought it would be appropriate
    to cover this match (game) on this web site.
  3. Plus ... the resources and books today are fairly few - and mostly unavailable on
    this subject. This is another good reason why I should cover this match.

Kasparov - The World  [B52]
Unannotated, 10.1999

1.e4 c5; 2.Nf3 d6; 3.Bb5+ Bd7; 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7; 5.c4 Nc6; 6.Nc3 Nf6;
7.0-0 g6; 8.d4 cxd4; 9.Nxd4 Bg7; 10.Nde2 Qe6; 11.Nd5 Qxe4; 
12.Nc7+ Kd7; 13.Nxa8 Qxc4; 14.Nb6+ axb6; 15.Nc3 Ra8; 16.a4 Ne4; 
17.Nxe4 Qxe4; 18.Qb3 f5; 19.Bg5 Qb4; 20.Qf7 Be5; 21.h3 Rxa4; 
22.Rxa4 Qxa4; 23.Qxh7 Bxb2; 24.Qxg6 Qe4; 25.Qf7 Bd4; 26.Qb3 f4; 
27.Qf7 Be5; 28.h4 b5; 29.h5 Qc4; 30.Qf5+ Qe6; 31.Qxe6+ Kxe6; 32.g3, 
32...fxg3; 33.fxg3 b4; 34.Bf4 Bd4+; 35.Kh1 b3; 36.g4 Kd5; 37.g5 e6; 
38.h6 Ne7; 39.Rd1 e5; 40.Be3 Kc4; 41.Bxd4 exd4; 42.Kg2 b2; 43.Kf3, 
43...Kc3; 44.h7 Ng6; 45.Ke4 Kc2; 46.Rh1 d3; 47.Kf5 b1Q; 48.Rxb1, 
48...Kxb1; 49.Kxg6 d2; 50.h8Q d1Q; 51.Qh7 b5; 52.Kf6+ Kb2; 53.Qh2+,
53...Ka1; 54.Qf4 b4; 55.Qxb4 Qf3+; 56.Kg7 d5; 57.Qd4+ Kb1; 58.g6, 
58...Qe4; 59.Qg1+ Kb2; 60.Qf2+ Kc1; 61.Kf6 d4; 62.g7, 1-0

This is the base, un-annotated score. Later, I will have at least the lightly annotated version.
This game has a story behind every move. I could build a very detailed web site, with just some 
of the day-by-day accounts. (I have three whole notebooks full of notes on this game.) 

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