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What's your Kasparov number?
My Kasparov Number is 5!
Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than four intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called Chains.
Connecting people in chess, means looking at games they have played against each other. Or, more precisely, looking at who has won against whom.Of course, not every chess player can play against every other chess player on earth. So, not every chess player has the possibilty of measuring strength with every other player. But it is possible to construct a chain between most active (and even inactive) tournament players.A (you) beats CC beats DD beats B (Kasparov)In this case, you would have earned a Kasparov Number of 3.
In my case:
Akuni beats Morrison, Kyle.
Morrison, Kyle beats Bator, Sabuev
http://ibeatgarry.com/?from=Sambuev%2C%20Bator&to=Kasparov, Garry">Sambuev, Bator beats Loginov, Valery ASambuev, Bator vs. Loginov, Valery A 1-0, St Petersburg White Nights swiss RUS 2001http://ibeatgarry.com/?from=Loginov%2C%20Valery%20A&to=Kasparov, Garry">Loginov, Valery A beats Yermolinsky, AlexLoginov, Valery A vs. Yermolinsky, Alex 1-0, Tashkent Agzamov mem tourn URS 1987http://ibeatgarry.com/?from=Yermolinsky%2C%20Alex&to=Kasparov, Garry">Yermolinsky, Alex beats Kasparov, GarryKasparov, Garry vs. Yermolinsky, Alex 0-1, Leningrad game URS 1975
And here's the link http://ibeatgarry.com/
so if 1 is beating kasparov...
2 is beating someone who beat kasparov
well... with those standards I don't have a number.
I have played someone who beat kasparov.. but he beat me too (duh)