Judit Polgár vs Garry Kasparov - Russia vs Rest of the World - 2002
Judit Polgár, the world's strongest female chess player ever, is paired against Garry Kasparov, arguably the best chess player ever, in a game from the Russia vs Rest of the World match in 2002. At the time of this round 5 meeting, Judit Polgár was rated 2681, and Garry Kasparov was rated 2838. This battle between two legends of the game saw the Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense on board where a queenless middlegame position is reached. A positional struggle ensues where each side tries to put to better use their trump. It's a game between long term advantages, namely Polgár's healthy kingside pawn majority, and Kasparov's bishop pair. This match from Moscow, Russia in 2002 was pegged "Match of the New Century", or "Match of the 21st Century".