July 7, 2007 |
Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, now an opposition leader engaged in a high-stakes political match with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, gamely put the best face on a modest turnout at a recent protest rally. "There could have been many more people here if the authorities did not oppress people so much," Kasparov told a crowd of about 1,500 at the mid-June rally in a downtown Moscow park.
May 19, 2007 |
Police prevented chess champion and opposition leader Garry Kasparov from boarding a flight to the city of Samara, where he had planned to take part in a protest march coinciding with a Russia-European Union summit, an aide said. Kasparov said police at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport took his passport and ticket. "Police at the airport have simply stolen our passports," he told Echo of Moscow radio. Another opposition leader, Eduard Limonov, said he also was barred from the flight.
April 21, 2007 |
Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion who has become a vocal critic of the Kremlin, was questioned for four hours by security agents. He was ordered to see prosecutors today. "They have no hook to proceed with criminal charges, but today in Russia, we know that nobody is safe," he said. Kasparov was among the chief organizers of last weekend's Dissenters March in Moscow, at which participants were beaten by riot police. He was arrested and held for hours.
May 22, 2005 |
As a 7-year-old chess prodigy, Garry Kasparov was already beating opponents several times his age. When he was 22, he became the youngest world chess champion in history, and went on to become an undefeated champion for nearly 10 years. Even two matches against an IBM supercomputer, capable of analyzing 50 billion potential moves in three minutes, ended in a 1-1 tie. In the end it can be said that Kasparov he has defeated all of his intellectual adversaries but one: Vladimir V. Putin.
November 19, 2003 |
The latest attempt by Garry Kasparov, the world's leading chess player, to conquer a computer program ended in a tie Tuesday when he drew the fourth and final game of his match against "X3D Fritz," which had voice-recognition and virtual reality features. Kasparov, 40, said after the weeklong match at the New York Athletic Club that computer programs were stronger now than the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue he took on in 1996 and 1997, the benchmark for man vs. machine contests.
February 3, 2003 |
World No. 1 chess player Garry Kasparov and the computer program Deep Junior crouched their pieces and pawns in defensive formations to draw the fourth game of their six-game match in New York. Kasparov, taking no chances after losing the third game with a blunder, and his computer opponent established a "hedgehog" opening that led to cautious play.