The NY Sports Commissioner announces match
Aug. 25, 2003 – The New York City Sports Commissioner Kenneth J. Podziba has announced that New York City will host a world-class chess championship between the world’s #1 ranked chess player, Garry Kasparov, and computer chess champion, X3D Fritz. This battle of “Man vs. Machine” will be the first sanctioned virtual reality chess championship and is scheduled to take place at the New York Athletic Club November 11-18, 2003.
During the previous X3D Man vs Machine event Ken Podziba took time off to get acquainted with the Internet coverage of the event. The Sports Commissioner is getting quite involved in chess, as you can see by his support of the US Women's Olympic team.