66 ( +1 | -1 ) The Polgar and Kasparov match was the first time Kasparov lost to a woman (although Kasparov infamously cheated in a game with her a few years ago). Polgar beat Ponomariov, of course, but some months before that Ponomariov lost to Zhu Chen, the first time a world champion lost to a woman (and she's not nearly as strong as Polgar or even Xie Jun).
From an interview at chessbase with the 12 year old GM Karajin, who at one point led the tournament with Karpov, Shirov, Polgar and Ponomariov:
Q: What's the most difficult part of chess for you? A: Nothing, I don't now. So far, everything was very easy for me.
Yeah, he's cute, but you've got to secretly want to punch him in the nose, too!
58 ( +1 | -1 ) Genius or Guinness?I think that if the little guy says he is going to be World Champion at 16! Then he probably will. One thought though after that what will he do? Life at 16 is just out of the Egg and he will have a long time to achieve nothing else! Guenius is a funny thing though ask Nigel Short!
Quote from the Highlander Movie " It is Better to Burn than Fade Away"
Guess a 12 year old GM is a very scarey thought but I would not mind playing the little dude!
2 ( +1 | -1 ) how did kasparov cheat??
24 ( +1 | -1 ) The really scary thingabout playing Karjakin is that he looks as though he is only eight !!!
In answer to the "Kasparov cheat" question. I believe he moved a piece to a position which instantly lost, and hurriedly moved it back !!
18 ( +1 | -1 ) nice quotationthe Highlander one. I got one from the bible for you: "It is better to marry than to burn." Whatever that might mean. Maybe somebody should tell Karjakin.
8 ( +1 | -1 ) NO ONE SHOULD BE CALLED WORLD CHESS CHAMPION!IF THERE GOING TO PLAY(25)MINUTE GAMES AND SHORTER CHESS MATCHES!
12 ( +1 | -1 ) kasparov cheating?He was simply explaining to Judit that his knights don't always move in the shape of an L, sometimes they move like a "K."