The chess world has been in crisis for the past ten years. In fact, Garry Kasparov who has just stopped his chess career was considered as the best player in the world without being the world champion. For a little over ten years, the Russian champion had not taken part in the official world championship (organised by FIDE: Fédération Internationale des Echecs). He has always refused the financial terms proposed by the latter.
Like a professional boxer, Garry challenged exceptional players such as the Englishman Short (winner against Karpov), the Indian Vishy Anand (superstar of the moment) and more recently Kramnik who contrary to the other players, defeated the King of Chess.