The most publicized match of chess ever. Deep Blue vs Garry Kasparov took place on February 1996 and was hailed as an important game not only for the chess world but as example of man vs machine. Kasparov lost the first game, the first he ever lost to a machine in competition, but went on to win the match (yippee for carbon, until the next match, in May 1997, when Deep Blue won the six game match 3.5 to 2.5). Below is the first game and it's interesting to go through because Kasparov does not always chose the most conventional move. He wants it out of the books so he can take the computer into unfamiliar territory, forcing it to think. Here is the chess notation

----Deep -vs- Kasparov----

  1. e4 c5
  2. c3 d5
  3. exd5 Qxd5
  4. d4 Nf6
  5. Nf3 Bg4
  6. Be2 e6
  7. h3 bh5
  8. 0-0 Nc6
  9. Be3 cxd4
  10. Cxd4 Bb4
  11. a3 Ba5
  12. Nc3 Qd6
  13. Nb5 Qe7
  14. Ne5 Bxe2
  15. Qxe2 0-0
  16. Rac1 Rac8
  17. Bg5 Bb6
  18. Bxf6 gxf6
  19. Nc4 Rfd8
  20. Nxb6 axb6
  21. Rfd1 f5
  22. Qe3 Qf6
  23. d5 Rxd5
  24. Rxd5 exd5
  25. B3 Kh8
  26. Qxb6 Rg8
  27. Qc5 d4
  28. Nd6 f4
  29. Nxb7 Ne5
  30. Qd5 f3
  31. g3 Nd3
  32. Rc7 Re8
  33. Nd6 Re1+
  34. Kh2 Nxf2
  35. Nxf7+ Kg7
  36. Ng5+ Kh6
  37. Rxh7+

Kasparov resigns.

See also: Deep Blue for a Kasparov quote blasting IBM about the rematch in 1997.


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