“DON’T SHOW KASPAROV HOW PUTTING HIS  AND KARPOV’S PROFILE NOSE TO NOSE MADE A CHESS PIECE  MIRACULOUSLY APPEAR BETWEEN THEM  HE’LL NEVER SPOT IT!”

  For the World Chess Championship series between Garry Kasparov and his brilliant challenger, Anatoly Karpov, that began at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan in 1990, I created the ultimate confrontation in the fierce combat of chess.  Kasparov’s business managers insisted that the eagle-eyed Kasparov, arguably the greatest chess player in history, would be oblivious to it.When the Russian chess genius saw the poster, the white chess piece between his profile and Karpov’s hit him like an emotional illumination, and he gasped in astonishment.“Na Zdorovye, tovarich!” he said, “Kasparov and Karpov, nose to nose, and betveen them...ah vite kveen!”