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The World 
 
The World
Number of games in database: 25
Years covered: 1996 to 2014
Overall record: +8 -7 =10 (52.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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THE WORLD

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Chess games allowing for consultation are almost as old as chess itself, but only with modern technology can participants from around the globe be unified to make a group-effort of a truly large scale. In 1996, Anatoly Karpov took on the challenge of playing "the World"--i.e., a group of internet participants which included a spectrum of abilities ranging from beginner to grandmaster. Karpov won the game in only 33 moves. "The World" has taken on a number of notable players, and it has always been a good learning exercise for those who choose to participate.

The results for "the World" had been poor until January 11th, 2007, when the internet scored its first major victory: over 2500 members of Chessgames collaborated to defeat correspondence grandmaster Arno Nickel. Then, on July 7th 2007, Yury Shulman resigned his game against the Chessgames members.

On August 11, 2008, after 62 moves and over a year of play, the World (via Chessgames) defeated the 15th world correspondence champion, Gert Jan Timmerman.

An article about the World Team written by User: hms123 in consultation with Team members appeared in the August 2011 issue of <Chess Life> (starting at page 32): http://content.yudu.com/A1t744/Ches...


 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. The World vs Karpov 0-132 1996 01, Internet Match, FINB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. Kasparov vs The World 1-062 1999 Kasparov vs the WorldB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
3. The World vs Hao Yin ½-½44 2000 The World vs. Yin HaoC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
4. Hao Yin vs The World 0-128 2001 Internet MatchA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Kouatly vs The World 1-032 2001 Kouatly vs. The WorldE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
6. DeFirmian vs The World 0-152 2002 De Firmian-The WorldB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. Carlsen vs The World ½-½31 2002 Carlsen-The NetC78 Ruy Lopez
8. J Knudsen vs The World 0-121 2003 Knudsen- The WorldE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
9. The World vs Kosteniuk 0-133 2004 ?B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. The World vs S Iuldachev ½-½30 2004 corr TV gameC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
11. The World vs A Nickel 1-041 2006 Chessgames ChallengeB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. Y Shulman vs The World 0-147 2007 Chessgames ChallengeE15 Queen's Indian
13. The World vs G Timmerman 1-062 2007 Chessgames ChallengeA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
14. N Davies vs The World ½-½48 2008 Vote Chess MatchA20 English
15. A Nickel vs The World ½-½42 2008 Chessgames ChallengeB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
16. N Pogonina vs The World 1-055 2009 Pogonina vs. WorldB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
17. M Umansky vs The World ½-½36 2009 Chessgames ChallengeD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. The World vs N Pogonina ½-½62 2010 Chessgames ChallengeE10 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Carlsen vs The World 1-044 2010 RAW Chess ChallengeE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
20. Akobian vs The World ½-½32 2011 Chessgames ChallengeE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. Carlsen vs The World 1-038 2012 UNAM Carlsen-MundoB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Anand vs The World ½-½22 2012 Anand vs The WorldD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. The World vs Akobian 1-035 2012 Chessgames ChallengeB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. S Williams vs The World 0-133 2013 Chessgames ChallengeA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
25. The World vs Naiditsch 25 2014 Chessgames ChallengeC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Jan-17-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The problem (of not winning for the last four games) can be simplified as such: The World is living a lie. A lie of infinite resources, a lie of fiat strength.
Jan-30-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: "I've never been as scared as now about The World. We do not know how deep this hole will be when the whole thing implodes on us."

Donald Tsang - cheif executive of Hong Kong

Feb-01-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Quote of the Day

"Man has within a single generation found himself sharing The World with a <strange new species: the Computer s and Computer -like machines.>

Neither history, nor philosophy, nor common sense will tell us how these machines will affect us, for they do not do "work" as did machines of the Industrial Revolution. "

-- Marvin Minsky

R - R - R - R - R - R - R - R - R

Wiki-Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin...

"In November 2006, Minsky published <The Emotion Machine>, a book that critiques many popular theories of how human minds work and suggests alternative theories, often replacing simple ideas with more complex ones. Recent drafts of the book are freely available from his webpage." --> http://web.media.mit.edu/~minsky/

Feb-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: < Quote of the Day

< I think that an opponent who relies only on the choice of a computer, and does not start from his own "natural" resources, will very quickly reach his chess-heights with no room for improvement. >>

~ Gert Jan Timmerman

Right!!

Mar-18-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: To Shape The World is to be Immortal!
May-16-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: There are two different kinds of people in The World: those who finish what they start, and
Aug-05-12  e4 resigns: The World Vs NN

<There are two different kinds of people in The World: those who finish what they start, and>

1+

Aug-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Beer, a reflection of The World economy!?

http://www.testosteronepit.com/home...

Nov-04-12  Xeroxx: What in the world are they spraying.
Nov-05-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: 1 The World is everything that is the case. 
Dec-13-12  sipayi: What if one person in the world used a computer.(like robbolito, the strongest engine in the world)
Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: 8 shopping days left until the end of The World
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Darn Mayans. I was all set to add a death date.
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: World keeps a'spinnin'.
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Looking at that picture of the Earth at the top of the page, I can actually see my house.

The yard's a mess though.

Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  NakoSonorense: The World didn't end. I want my money back!
Dec-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  chancho: <Nakosonorense> Nope!

That money will be of good use for Asteroid Apophis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99942_...

Aug-05-13  GumboGambit: According to Rybka, The Hitler attacks should have been countered much more swiftly. Also, too much attention is paid to royal weddings, instead of curing cancer.
Nov-04-13  Dredge Rivers: <GumboGambit> According to Rybka, your posts make no sense! :)
Feb-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  lost in space: Just recognized that my avatar is half the world ones?! What does that mean? Most probably half of the opposite of nothing
Mar-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: You may find yourself in another part of The World

And you may ask yourself <Well... how did I get here?>

May-12-14  Lossmaster: Playing against the World must be an exhausting simul.
Jul-14-14  SpiritedReposte: Bring back Pluto!
Jul-14-14  SpiritedReposte: The <Chessgames Challenge> team look undefeated scoring 7/9.

Y'all are tough to beat.

Aug-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: http://www.worldometers.info/
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