Kasparov gets his revenge

It was the grudge match of the year, a world champion stooping to challenge a lesser opponent for the sole purpose of avenging a humiliating defeat suffered last year, writes William Hartston. In Cologne, Germany, yesterday, the world's best chess player, Garry Kasparov, defeated the 120 MegaHertz Pentium processor PC.

He won the first game in 39 moves with a direct attack on the machine's king, then cautiously drew the second in 52. And he looked mightily relieved when it was all over. Kasparov was knocked out by a computer program in the first round of the Intel Grand Prix in London last August.