Andy Ansel has sent us a note on Kasparov’s benefit simul in New
York City as well as his game against Gary:
Kasparov - Andy Ansel
is my game from last night -- I have never played this opening as Black
(or White) before -- there were 18 boards and Gary actually played fairly
slow in the beginning -- but toward the middle of my game most boards
were winning for him and the speed picked up a notch -- Boaz Weinstein
played and he gave Gary a good match and a friend of his Igor (Nahum I
think) was the last board to finish and during most of the game Ilya Gurevich
and Michael Rohde thought it was a draw yet Gary penetrated and won a
pawn and then another and the opposite color bishops never occurred (both
sides also had a Knight)
It was a great night.
Here the game
to play over.
Mittelbach’s greetings arrived from Venice:
our member is just busy with a fantastic reading
(Salvio’s IL PUTTINO of 1634 by the Canale Grande)
to Germany – the starting press conference for the World
Chess Challenge 2006 took place in Essen on August 8th.
left: RAG boss
Dr. Werner Müller, Wladimir Kramnik, Federal Minister of finance
Peer Steinbrück and match director Josef Resch from UEP
Helmut Pfleger and RAG press officer Christian Kullmann were placed
at the left end.
text of the
press release is retrievable online (pdf-file).
You will find a detailed report on this event at ChessBase.
Bischoff played (bound to lose) against Fritz.
On the left Harry Schaack (KARL), Fritz programmer Mathias
Feist and further chess journalists can be made out in the background.