November 11, 2003 - Chess on ESPN2: Kasparov vs. X3D Fritz
On Tuesday, a momentous event in chess history will occur. The worldwide sports network, ESPN,
will begin a series of four live broadcasts of the latest Man vs Machine match featuring world
number 1, Garry Kasparov, against a program called X3DFritz. Not since Fischer-Spassky in 1972 has
there been this much live coverage of a chess match on US television. The first show will air this
Tuesday at 1 p.m. EST with the following shows set for November 13, 16 and 18. If this event gets
the ratings, ESPN will look into broadcasting future chess competitions. You can find out further
information at the event website at www.x3dchess.com.
Commentators including GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley.....
Also, Metro West Chess Club's Howard Goldowsky interviewed the other commentator, Paul Hoffman,
on the ChessCafe.com web site.