World Trade Center
In 1995 the PCA world championship, sponsored by Intel, was held between Garry Kasparov and Vishy Anand, ranked first and second in the world. The prize fund was 1.500.000 US$, with 2/3 for the winner. Here are some pictures I took of the event, which was staged on the Observation Deck at the 107th floor of the World Trade Center, 400 meters above New York City's financial center Wall Street.
Crossing from New Jersey to New York on the Staten Island Ferry
Kasparov pondering a move on the 107th story of the World Trade Center
Audience watching the moves of game 16
GM Yasser Seirawan explaining the position in the VIP room
Following chess moves on the observation deck
Garry Kasparov ponders a move in the glass cabin built for the players.
Thomas Friedel feeling a bit queasy while looking down on Manhattan...
...from the very top of the World Trade Center
Looking back from the ferry to New Jersey after the games.
a moving tribute...
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