A NEW HIGH FOR CHESS

WORLD CHAMPION GARY KASPAROV TAKES ON INDIAN WHIZ VISHY ANAND IN AN UNUSUALLY LOFTY SETTING

From the 107th-floor observation deck of New York City's World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty below has the scale and look of a queen on one of those miniature, travel-size chessboards. Ordinarily the deck offers only spectacular vistas. But for the next month or so, visitors will be able to see something else entirely: the Intel World Chess Championship.

For only $15, tourists and chessophiles can watch the two best players in the world, Professional Chess Association champion Gary Kasparov and challenger Viswanathan Anand, in a best-of-20 competition for $1 million. (The loser gets half a mil.) The championship is...

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