Kasparov - Deep Blue: Was It Fair Play?

Время публикации: 26.10.2014 18:26 | Последнее обновление: 26.10.2014 18:30

Year 1997 was the milestone of modern chess due to the Kasparov - Deep Blue match. For the first time in history, the strongest human player of our planet was defeated in a classical chess match by a machine (3.5-2.5 to Deep Blue). During and after the match, Kasparov expressed doubts whether it was fair play: he felt suspicious about games 2 and 5 played in a "human way" by his silicone opponent.

The supercomputer was being located in a separate room, while its moves were performed over the board by an operator. After the match, Kasparov asked the IBM representatives to show him the logs of Deep Blue analyses. However, the logs have been never provided, and the super computer itself was dismantled some time after the match, so the questions remained unanswered.

Here is a new documentary film about the historical event, directed by Frank Marshall and produced by FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films.


Two details are quite interesting: first, there is almost no mention of the game 5 and the ...h5 move by Deep Blue which astonished Kasparov; secondly, the director of the documentary is an exact namesake of the formerly glorious American chess player.


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