Kasparov vs Deep Junior – match details

1/6/2003 – After considerable turbulence over the Christmas holidays (see reports below) the final details of the spectacular Man vs Machine event pitting the world's strongest human player against the reigning world computer chess champion is set to commence in New York on January 26. Full details on the venue, sponsors, schedule and prize money have just been released.

Garry Kasparov vs Deep Junior

New York Mayor Bloomberg's official announcement

Title The FIDE Man vs Machine World Chess Championship
Event Man vs Machine – The Rematch
Sponsors Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE),
X3D Technologies Corporation
Producer X3D Technologies Corporation
Sanctioned by Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) President: Kirsan Ilyumzhinov; International Computer Games Association (ICGA) President: David Levy; The US Chess Federation (USCF) President: John McCrary
Players Garry Kasparov
#1 player in the world for the past 18 years
Deep Junior
Reigning World Computer Champion
Venue New York Athletic Club (NYAC) – 180 Central Park South – New York, NY 10019
Dates Sunday 26th January – Friday 7th February 2003
Time controls The time control shall be 40 moves in 2 hours for each player, followed by 20 moves in one hour for each player, followed by 30 minutes for each player. Sudden death
Order of play Game 1: Sunday January 26th
Game 2: Tuesday January 28th
Game 3: Thursday January 30th
Game 4: Sunday February 2nd
Game 5: Wednesday February 5th
Game 6: Friday February 7th
Starting time 3:30 p.m. EST (20:30h London, 21:30 Paris/Berlin)
Ceremonies Thu 23rd Jan press conference & opening ceremony – New York City
Fri 7th Feb closing ceremony & prize giving – New York City
Prizes Total one million dollars, $500,000 Kasparov fee, prize money $500,000 ($300,000 winner, $200,000 loser, $250,000 draw)
Arbiter Geurt Gijssen
Rules and Arbitration committee: To be announced

Contacts

X3D Spokesperson Elliott Klein, CEO. Tel: 1-646-825-6170 Email: quarterback@x3dworld.com
X3D Media Belinda Banks Tel: 1-718-320-4898
X3D Producer Bill Drury Tel: 1-646-283-1594 Email: Druryb@x3Dworld.com
Kasparov interviews SMSI, Inc., Owen Williams – Email: SMSIINC@ix.netcom.com
Junior interviews Amir Ban & Shay Bushinsky – Email: shay@chessdev.com

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