Nov. 3, 2003 – Chess is just one of the many areas in which X3D Technologies is involved as a partner and sponsor. On October 21, at the Chinese Consulate in New York City, a remarkable joint project between X3D and the China Daily News was unveiled. The event focused on the launch of a website that provides an amazing X3D tour of China. [ Press release ]
Hundreds of people attended to watch the X3D tour on a giant screen and tour the new website. ChinaDaily.com.cn receives four million page views per day. You can see the new site at [ www.X3DChina.com ]
At the Consulate watching the website tour in X3D. In the background, one of the X3D plasma display screens that doesn't require the viewer to wear glasses.
There was a chess angle to the event, with several Grandmasters and others in attendance who were connected to the Kasparov-X3D Fritz match. This only seems fitting considering the dedication the Chinese government has shown to developing chess in the past decade.
Left: Three-time US Champion Lev Alburt with guest at the Consulate event.
In particular, the Chinese women chess players have made amazing strides. They have dominated recent team events and the current women's world champion is Zhu Chen, who took the title in 2001, replacing her countrywoman Xie Jun.
A photo from the 2003 Kings and Queens event in China. Top foreign Grandmasters were invited to face top local players. Back: Nigel Short, Yasser Seirawan, Evgeny Bareev, Ye Jiangchuan Front: Zhao Xue, Xie Jun, Zhu Chen, Xu Yuhua [ More ]
X3D and China Daily Information Corporation also announced a partnership that will place 20,000 X3D advertising display screens in China. [ Press release ]
X3D CEO Eliot Klein address the audience. He is wearing a medal just put around his neck by New York City Mayor Bloomberg's representative.
X3D CTO Cheryl Brinkman interviewed by the Chinese press.