January 25th, 2003

self portrait (escher)

Football? Bah!

With all this talk of Superbowl Sunday, there's nary a mention of the real bid for championship about to go down.

That's right, I'm talking about Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Jr - the greatest chess player who ever lived vs. a leaner, more aggressive version of the supercomputer that defeated him six years ago. Humanity wants it's pride back.

It's Searching for Bobby Fischer meets Rocky II (and V). What could be better?

We can watch each move online as they happen, with commentators onhand to explain what they all mean.

First game starts at noon (Pacific Time), Superbowl Sunday. Five subsequent games to follow at two-day intervals.

I'm pretty excited.

But by all appearances, I'm the only one.


In related news, I found my lost cards.
  • Current Mood
    I don't think my school even HAD a chess club.