BCC on-line Report special: Garry Kasparov Interview on the ICC (Internet Chess Club)
,22nd November 21:10 GMT

Report editor: Tryfon Gavriel (ICC Kingscrusher)

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Index

The top 1/9th of players on ICC
A finger Kasparov
The tension Mounts as people eagerly await Garry.......
The Interview
Post interview open forum question and answers- when questions are free for all!


the top 1/9th of players on ICC:-

who 19

2979 barbwire(GM) 2544.LittleBen 2365^mameli(FM) 2265^Malignus 2168:asko
2964 bummyhop(C) 2522^bogs 2365^Tawantinsuyo 2256 Jambba 2165 Panthee
2909:Dlugy(GM) 2515 R-Alberto 2364 legbreaker 2254^furagu 2163.Invader
2882 Ruslan(GM) 2514:GreatMoves 2357 Curtin 2253 Viceroy 2161^VRML20
2881:RAINHA(C) 2511^scarabot(C) 2352^Platon 2251^rabid 2158 ChessRook
2880.Fitter(C) 2508^Kingway(IM) 2351 PeruChess 2250 WORF 2158 drakola
2873^Box(C) 2505 Dogstar 2351 SaabMaster(IM) 2246 maxer 2157^anstk
2835^EggSalad(C) 2503:Alotan(FM) 2349:damo 2246 Zavros 2156.Holt
2831^PII233Crafty(C) 2501:PXWang 2347 chesskid 2245^montecarlo 2155^pyramid
2823.okelly(C) 2473^Harti(FM) 2346^Axelo(IM) 2242:POTZY(*)(DM) 2153^Gorch
2817 Good-Boy(C) 2462 KingsCrusher 2344 Lorien 2239.MeWithMyself 2153^solid
2783^ThemeMachine(C) 2455^Burbero 2344 mathman 2233 ich 2149 expert101
2774 BAZMAN 2450 Speedtiger 2341^damokles 2232 Third-day 2146:RODEMG
2752^Data(C) 2438^Reckloose(C) 2338.Spanker 2231:Frank 2145^marabu
2742^crafty(C) 2435 Drk(IM) 2335 Argentina 2225 fpawn 2140^Reynaga
2734:curtains(FM) 2431 AManuel 2334 R-man 2225^Keyzer 2139 emilo
2734^Lynnett(C) 2426:Mikromurks 2332^amaru1 2223^Godzilla 2136 E2048
2711.Perplexity(C) 2425^Gruen(IM) 2328^RalfRehn 2223 scorpiocy 2134 A6648
2707 Garrincha 2424.krugli 2327 DropZone 2221.Reka 2132 MateWithYou2
2702 LeonidEinStein(FM) 2420#Faure 2325 Divtasvuodna 2219 spencer11 2131:MagicGuy
2698.DoctorWho(C) 2416^HUR 2322 theseus 2219 Zafiroff 2128^uh
2697^KillerGrob(C) 2415^zchess1(C) 2320 kreshynko 2215 Split 2127 Greg
2691:bookbuilder(C) 2410^Parscal 2314 GothicDreamer 2212 jechu 2127^Sentra
2690 Kaido(IM) 2409:BronEinStein 2311.krakken 2212 MAXIALVAREZ-GM 2126 DrUnclear
2689.heatstroke(C) 2400:Hawknose 2310^masterltd 2205:oldtimer 2126 springbok
2681 FERARI(GM) 2400 road 2310.Quickie 2204^Bomba 2125^Cavemanchess
2660 KongLiang(IM) 2398^Secret(C) 2309^Icewalker 2202 Jonus 2125^Karlov
2644.Lalu 2392^TheWIDZARD 2308 Kamberi 2201:kalten 2125 Mus
2639.GotmilkX2(C) 2391 Ikegami(C) 2306 AntiBook 2201^RossA 2117^chessblaster
2619^Mashiach(C) 2389:Aagaard(IM) 2306 KONT 2201 Victorious 2116^WRAHSEM
2613 NPB(IM) 2388 Turbofish(FM) 2306^pyrite 2200:Cataphract 2115 Durandal
2613^WeakComp(C) 2386 hermes 2305^pcr 2199^Chrismo(C) 2115 JSB
2606^nudode(C) 2383^dori 2302^BrutForce 2195 squeeze 2114 Naisortep
2601:ADOLF(IM) 2380^BeachCafeChamp 2298^MasterJ 2188 lkd 2113 jonina
2595 NewSpassky 2380 godel 2289 FatAndMad 2188^nathanbecky 2113^Topy
2590^Conguito(GM) 2377^qwerty7 2287 DancerMan 2185^whirl 2112^achileus
2590^HolyCity 2376^dov(FM) 2285^anti-k 2182^CharlesVB 2108^Argon(C)
2588^ShereKhan 2376 freyr 2282:Go-seki 2182^PKL 2107.hmb
2581:fver(WGM) 2374^gironina 2276 Hyper-Nomade 2178 Hossa(C) 2106 Banane
2578 Mordaunt 2373.LMH 2274 FlyCatcher(IM) 2177 GoodKnights 2103 Carko2
2575^Teseo 2368 Ancient 2270^VasKing 2173 DrHugoELO 2102^Litning
2550.LucaContini(FM) 2365 bluebird-ace 2267 garonpawn 2171.Caduceo 2102:tomkov
2546 JudgeDredd(GM)

211 Players displayed (of 1907). * = Admin. C = Computer.

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A finger kasparov reveals:-

Statistics for Kasparov(GM) On for: 21 Idle: 0
Kasparov is currently examining game 214: scratch.

rating [need] win loss draw total best
Wild ---- [6] 0 0 0 0
Bughouse ---- [6] 0 0 0 0
Bullet ---- [8] 0 0 0 0
Blitz 2815 [8] 0 0 1 1
Standard 2815 [6] 20 0 1 21 2820 (22-Nov-1998)

1: GARRY KASPAROV
2: FIDE 2815, highest-rated player in history.
3:
4: I will be on ICC on Sunday, November 22, 1998 for a one hour interview.
5: "news 1087" gives details. "follow Kasparov" and "set kib on" to watch.
6:
7: I will play GM Kramnik in a 24-game, $24,000 blitz match Nov 27-28
8: Read "news 1086" for all the details on how you can watch the match.

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The tension Mounts as people eagerly await Garry.......

LateKnight(* DM)[214] kibitzes: This is truly a pleasure of mine to introduce to you all, Grandmaster Garry Kasparov! Welcome to ICC and thanks for sharing some time with us to answer some questions.
kibitz set to 1.
GellerKids[214] kibitzes: :)
loco[214] kibitzes: GAZZA WHERE ARE YOU
Confusion[214] kibitzes: Madonna where are you ???????????????????????
Turbofish(FM)[214] kibitzes: how do you send a question
CFZ[214] kibitzes: how many people are observing?
Sharpzedge[214] kibitzes: whooo Hoo!!!

**ANNOUNCEMENT** from POTZY: KASPAROV Interview LIVE! type "follow Kasparov". And "set kib 2" to see only the questions and answers. Starting soon.... please be patient :)

mac10[214] kibitzes: this is syupid get his ass out here
DrNic[214] kibitzes: Garry just told me that he couldn't make it and that I will be taking his place, ask away :-)
Turbofish(FM)[214] kibitzes: how do you send a question
Outrachess[214] kibitzes: We won't hear anything if you all don't shut your yappers!
Turbofish(FM)[214] kibitzes: how do you send a question
PSyKo[214] kibitzes: too late
GellerKids[214] kibitzes: set kibitz 2

bury[214] kibitzes: 214 please turn up garry
Megadeth[214] kibitzes: Turbofish You are an idiot
KJO[214] kibitzes: i got my head shaved by eddie moje
chesskid[214] kibitzes: you had to have sent a question before
BadArchBishop[214] kibitzes: Halloo I om here now. What do you vant to now. My name iss Garrrrri Kasparov. Please raise your hand to ask a question.
Dlugy(GM)[214] kibitzes: 1. How long do you think you will hold the championship? (submitted by: PSyKo)
Lowell[214] kibitzes: hmm
GlitteringPawns[214] kibitzes: message question with the question.
POTZY(* DM)[214] kibitzes: Questions were already submitted, TurboFish... "news 1087"
dinos2[214] whispers: ciao sono attilio
jock[214] kibitzes: ifr
PSyKo[214] kibitzes: YES!@!!!!
Sultan[214] kibitzes: it started!
hadschi[214] kibitzes: He will mary my sister...
MayanKing[214] kibitzes: <<<< MORPHY CAPABLANCA FISCHER >>>>
HardPawn[214] kibitzes: mail your questions to ICC main office - enclose a $10 MO
manu-paris[214] kibitzes: 214 Right this minute there are 1958 people logged into the ICC. Among them are eleven Grandmasters (Conguito, Dlugy, FERARI, Gambrinus, JudgeDredd, Kasparov, Ruslan, Shamkovich, barbwire, gahan, mysko) and eleven International Masters (ADOLF, Aagaard, BJL, Drk, FlyCatcher, Gruen, Kaido, Kingwa
Buster[214] kibitzes: We want beer, girls, and kaspy!

**ANNOUNCEMENT** from POTZY: KASPAROV Interview LIVE! type "follow Kasparov". And "set kib 2" to see only the questions and answers. It has started now!

jock[214] kibitzes: chesskid fs
Plug98[214] kibitzes: hi
DonkeyPuncher[214] kibitzes: I AM KASPAROV! HEAR ME ROAR!
icq[214] kibitzes: are you waiting for christmas ?
James[214] kibitzes: I used profanity
Hyper-Nomade[214] kibitzes: when does it start please ?
MayanKing[214] kibitzes: <<<< MORPHY CAPABLANCA FISCHER >>>>
Sultan[214] kibitzes: it starteD!!
Sac[214] kibitzes: Reshevsky , Bronstein , keres , dont ask me why
Sultan[214] kibitzes: psyko was firsT!
Zcheck2u[214] whispers: this is Kaspy vs Kaspy 214 observing NOTHING
Aagaard(IM)[214] kibitzes: beer and girls sounds fine
Zcheck2u[214] whispers: this is Kaspy vs Kaspy 214 observing NOTHING
dinos2[214] whispers: ma rispondi a qualcuno o no
bury[214] kibitzes: 214 alekhine would have thrashed Garry
garonpawn[214] kibitzes: hehe

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The Interview

Question Index for quick answer retrieval

  1. Dlugy(GM)[214] kibitzes: 1. How long do you think you will hold the championship? (submitted by: PSyKo)
  2. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 2. Should there be separate world championships for match and tournament play? (submitted by: TeeRex)
  3. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 3. When did you think you will become world champion? (submitted by: Death3)
  4. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 4. Who will be your next challenger, if you beat Shirov? (submitted by: Techman2)
  5. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 5. Who was the strongest player not to become world champ? (submitted by: Naisortep)
  6. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 6. Are you in your prime - if not when was it? (submitted by: Naisortep)
  7. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 7. Who was your chess mentor and who influenced your chess style the most? (submitted by: x-turbo & WhiteWarrior)
  8. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 8. How many hours a day do you study chess? (submitted by: SimonK)
  9. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 9. Which opening novelty of yours are you most proud of? (submitted by: Cut)
  10. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 10. Where would Bobby Fischer rank today if he never stopped playing? (submitted by: FischKing)
  11. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 11 . Will future world champions keep getting stronger? (submitted by: CharlestheBold)
  12. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 12. On whose authority do you consider yourself World Champion - you are merely the world's strongest player? (submitted by: Finegold)
  13. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 13. Why was the quality of your play so low against Deep Blue? (submitted by: DiepX)
  14. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 14. Who do you think will be Champion after you? (submitted by: BennyBlanco)
  15. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 15. Why was you match with Shirov cancelled, and are there plans to reschedule? (submitted by: Conquistidor)
  16. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 16. How would you do in a 6 board simul against the strongest chess programs? (submitted by: Bernhard)
  17. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 17. Why was there no rematch with Deep Blue? Any plans for future Man vs. Machine contests? (submitted by: Zwischenzuger)
  18. Darooha(* DM)[214] kibitzes [17b]: Is deep blue among the 6 strongest in that hyphothical simul?
  19. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 18. If Ilyumjinov is jailed for his acts do you foresee your participation in a FIDE World Championship match? (submitted by: Numbers)
  20. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 19. Efim Geller passed away recently - are there any stories you would care to share with us about him? (submitted by: Naisortep)
  21. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 20. Which one of your games most typifies your style? And which one was the hardest?(submitted by: Naisortep & Knightshifter)
  22. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 21. How do you see the future of chess? (submitted by: Alphachess & Polterguest)
  23. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 22. What type of car do you own / drive? (submitted by: Quercus & TheWinnerIs)
  24. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 23. How do you rate your chances in the upcoming blitz match with Kramnik?
  25. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 24. Have you responded to Bessel Kok about his offer of a World Championship match? (submitted by: BarnsleyRook)
  26. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 25. Why do you think Deep Blue might have had human assistance in your match? (submitted by: SlobDefense)
  27. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 26. Do you feel that any young chessplayer has the potential to become a Grandmaster with proper training? (submitted by: BeachDawg)
  28. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 27. How important is physical activity preparation and control for key matches? (submitted by: BAZMAN)
  29. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 28. What would be your biggest tip for a young player wishing to improve up to master level? (submitted by: krakken)
  30. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 29. Who do you consider the strongest blitz player of all time? (submitted by: Spanker)
  31. Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 30. How do improve when you are already the best?

Dlugy(GM)[214] kibitzes: 1. How long do you think you will hold the championship? (submitted by: PSyKo)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: When I won my title I promised to keep it till the next millenium. I am very close to keeping my promise. Seriously, I believe I have quite a few years ahead of me

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 2. Should there be separate world championships for match and tournament play? (submitted by: TeeRex)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I dont think it makes sense for chess

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 3. When did you think you will become world champion? (submitted by: Death3)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: When I won the Sokolsky Memorial in Minsk in January 1978 - I was confident I had a very good shot. I was not yet 15 years old.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 4. Who will be your next challenger, if you beat Shirov? (submitted by: Techman2)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Unfortunately the match with Shorov is still up in the air, but from the public and sponsors perception, Anand undoubtedly looks the best challenger.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 5. Who was the strongest player not to become world champ? (submitted by: Naisortep)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Obviously Keres, but Anand also has a chance to join his company.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 6. Are you in your prime - if not when was it? (submitted by: Naisortep)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I hope I am now , but sometimes I doubt it.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 7. Who was your chess mentor and who influenced your chess style the most? (submitted by: x-turbo & WhiteWarrior)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Mikhail Botvinnik had the greatest influence on my game, and I was heavily influenced by games of Alekhine and Fischer.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 8. How many hours a day do you study chess? (submitted by: SimonK)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: At the training camp, I spend up to 6 hours regularly. On a daily basis, I still try to spend 1-2 hours a day.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 9. Which opening novelty of yours are you most proud of? (submitted by: Cut)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: The most attractive one was game 10 against Anand in the 1995 NY match, but also I was proud of my novelty against Shirov in Linares 1998. Not very often you can find new good ideas before move 10 in Sicilian these days.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 10. Where would Bobby Fischer rank today if he never stopped playing? (submitted by: FischKing)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Very hard to imagine, but I think he would be today behind Karpov

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 11 . Will future world champions keep getting stronger? (submitted by: CharlestheBold)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Probably but with heavy influence of computers I think it will be more about changing attitude and approach rather than strength.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 12. On whose authority do you consider yourself World Champion - you are merely the world's strongest player? (submitted by: Finegold)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: On the authority of tradition that is 112 years old, and my legacy is as good as Capablanca's and Alekhine's. I dont believe FIDE has any legal right to claim the ownership of the title which was introduced to the public almost 40 years before FIDE's creation

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: ...and I would like to note that FIDE proclaimed Botvinnik the 6th World Champion., i.e recognizing old tradition and not strating its own line of champions.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 13. Why was the quality of your play so low against Deep Blue? (submitted by: DiepX)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I think this impression is wrong and its obviously created by unspeakable quality of game 6, and partially of game 2, but both games had very little to do with chess, but rather with psychology

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: In fact, any serious analysis proves that the quality of games 3,4,5 was extremely high., I would say higher than the average quality of a world championshiop match

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 14. Who do you think will be Champion after you? (submitted by: BennyBlanco)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Since the creation of a world champion requires me losing in a match I am not very happy to make such predictions.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 15. Why was you match with Shirov cancelled, and are there plans to reschedule? (submitted by: Conquistidor)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Mr. Rentero unfortunately couldnt fulfill his promises and didnt come up with the money which forced both players to look for other aternatives

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: There was a good chance in early September to organize the match in California, but Shirov thought the prize Fund too low.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I believe his expectations were too high because since that time we didnt receive any serious offers.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Sadly the chess world didnt take Shirov's challenge seriously, although he earned his rights by convincingly dosmantling Kramnik

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I think that the chances to see the match are virtually nonexistent now.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 16. How would you do in a 6 board simul against the strongest chess programs? (submitted by: Bernhard)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Definitely not as good as against the Israeli top 6 team, but I still think I have a chance to win.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: top 4 team

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 17. Why was there no rematch with Deep Blue? Any plans for future Man vs. Machine contests? (submitted by: Zwischenzuger)

Darooha(* DM)[214] kibitzes [17b]: Is deep blue among the 6 strongest in that hyphothical simul?

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: As everyone might know, IBM has dismantled Deep Blue after the match, so there is no opponent because other companies are not interested to follow IBM's footsteps

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 18. If Ilyumjinov is jailed for his acts do you foresee your participation in a FIDE World Championship match? (submitted by: Numbers)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Whatever happens to Mr.Ilyumjinov, I am afraid its not going to change the rotten nature of FIDE politics. I think I can play with a FIDE challenger, but I dont want FIDE to be the organizer of a world championship match with my participation.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 19. Efim Geller passed away recently - are there any stories you would care to share with us about him? (submitted by: Naisortep)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Efim Geller a man of outstanding chess abilities. I didnt get much time to work with him , but even several short sessions I had with him before my match with Nigel Short, demonstrated to me his deep and impressive understanding of the game.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 20. Which one of your games most typifies your style? And which one was the hardest? (submitted by: Naisortep & Knightshifter)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I first of all like to mention game 16 from matches in 1985 and 1986 with Karpov.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: But the list is quite long, and I wuld rather mention the most memorable games

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Among which I wuold point out game 24 in Sevilla

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 21. How do you see the future of chess? (submitted by: Alphachess & Polterguest)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Computers will play more and more important role and I think that the form I call Advanced Chess ( MAN + MACHINE) will become popular in the 21st century.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I also think the idea to reshuffle pieces in the opening position will get substantial support in the future.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Also Internet will become the most important arena for chess competitions including high level professional chess.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 22. What type of car do you own / drive? (submitted by: Quercus & TheWinnerIs)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Mercedes 320

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 23. How do you rate your chances in the upcoming blitz match with Kramnik?

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Its a very unusual event, because noone has ever tried to play a long blitz match on that level. But I am ready to bet on myself.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 24. Have you responded to Bessel Kok about his offer of a World Championship match? (submitted by: BarnsleyRook)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I responded positively signalling my readiness to discuss this offer very seriously. I am sure that the man of Bessels knowledge and influence can be the right person to solve the current crisis.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 25. Why do you think Deep Blue might have had human assistance in your match? (submitted by: SlobDefense)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Simply because in game 2 machine did something which contradicted any conventianal knowledge of the computer's ability. There were a few other moments in the match I would like to get clarification on , but as we know refused to release printouts of the machine's thinking and lately event dismant

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: even dismantled Deep Blue

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Infact the destroyed the only impartial witness.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I dont think that further discussion of my word versus their word makes any sense

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Its up to IBM to give sufficient documentation for everybody to analyze to determine whether my claim was a sound one.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 26. Do you feel that any young chessplayer has the potential to become a Grandmaster with proper training? (submitted by: BeachDawg)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Today with a devaluation of a GM title everything is possible. There is a lot of chess knowledge available and if you have determination and stamina I dont see why not/

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 27. How important is physical activity preparation and control for key matches? (submitted by: BAZMAN)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I pay a lot of attention to my physical condition; to be fit under the terrible pressure of big competitions.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Obviuosly this is becoming more important with age.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 28. What would be your biggest tip for a young player wishing to improve up to master level? (submitted by: krakken)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I dont think you can reduce chess to one tip - I 'v been looking for one for the last 30 years.

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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 29. Who do you consider the strongest blitz player of all time? (submitted by: Spanker)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I am very much against the idea of comparing strengths of players from different times.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I think its too subjective.


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Dlugy(* GM)[214] kibitzes: 30. How do improve when you are already the best?

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: One day you find its hard to improve further, and in my position further improvement is an ability to study the study the game with the same determination and to compensate losses of energy with acquired experiene

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Post interview open forum question and answers

LateKnight(* DM)[214] kibitzes: yes you can ask some questions now and Kasparov will choose but PLEASE refrain from sillyness

(Due to extreme chaos, at this point, please try and guess the questions when appropriate!)

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Master and Margarita was the book that made the biggest impression on me.
Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: ON THE BOTTOM WHICH AUTOMATICALLY THE TOP AS WELL.

LateKnight(DM) kibitzes: KONTOS tells you: please ask him how long he studies openings and there variations and does he forget them sometimes after a few moves deep?

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I THINK ITS WRONG TO SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON OPENINGS
Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: AND IF YOU INVEST YOUR TIME IN THE ENDGAME OR TYPICAL MIDGAMEYOU'LL SEE GOOD RETURNS
Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I AM SORRY THAT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF LITERATURE DOESNT GO ABOVE WAITZKIN....

LateKnight(DM) kibitzes: PSyKo tells you: ask him at what age did he notice a distinct enjoyment of chess?


Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: i BEGAN TO ENJOY CHESS NEARLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER LEARNING IT.

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: i AM NOT PLANNING TO COME TO US BEFORE NEXT APRIL

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: Very little time is spent by top US players on studying the game seriously...and there is a need to bring chess into the mainstream to upgrade its image

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: REGARDING THE NEXT K-K MATCH YOU CAN VIEW IT LIVE ON THE ICC NEXT FRIDAY, WHILE KARPOV WILL BE WATCHING IT FROM THE AUDIENCE IN MOSCOW.

LateKnight(DM) kibitzes: Horatius tells you: Could you please ask gk if he agrees that the chess world is in a crisis (one symtom being that he and Shirov couldn't find a sponsor for their match)? -- Thanks


Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: EVERY LEGACY EVAPORATES WITH TIME. SO IF THERE IS NO MONEY FOR MATCH WITH SHIROV SOON WILL HAVE TO LOOK FOR ANOTHER CHALLENGER
KASPAROV CHESS ACADEMY IN TEL-AVIV IS WORKING MAINLY ON INTRODUCING CHESS INTO THE EDUCATION PROCESS
asparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: IT Was not me but Shirov who rejected the offer form California, for he thought prize fund of $1,000,000 was insufficient.

LateKnight(DM) kibitzes: Polterguest tells you: Mr. Kasparov, with your status, you can usher in an era of Accelerated Chess that will breathe new life into the game as we know it. You can help bring the Chess World to new heights with rapid play being the mainstream measure of a player.

LateKnight(DM) kibitzes: Polterguest tells you: It will add a much needed urgency and excitement, thereby opening our beloved game to greater audiences with more participants than ever. Will you consider using your influence to bring this future to Chess?

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: MONEY-BASED CHALLENGES DEPEND ON PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE, OTHERWISE YOU CANT FIND THE MONEY FOR THE MATCH

Odessa... has anything changed?

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: CHESS IN SCHOOLS IS A GREAT IDEA, I HOPE THE ACADEMY IN TEL-AVIV WILL SOON BE ABLE TO COME UP WITH A UNIFIED WORLD PROGRAM

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: MY SONS FULL NAME IS VADIM

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: He can already pick out knights from all other pieces

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: 6 world champions - I dont want to reduce the importance of 7 others.

Kasparov(GM) kibitzes: I dont play ghosts - so Fischer is not a possibility

Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: I HOPE THAT INTERNET TRANSMITTED GAMES WILL RAISE THE IMPORTANCE OF CHESS AND CHESS EVENTS WORLDWIDE

**ANNOUNCEMENT** from POTZY: Kasparov(GM)[214] kibitzes: THANK YOU QUESTIONS - I will see you next week during my match....with Kramnik

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