GM Garry Kasparov, the world’s #1 player for the last 18 years took on Deep Junior, the world’s strongest chess program for personal computers. The silicon behemoth was built by Israeli programmers, Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky. They received support from Israeli Grandmaster GM Boris Alterman. The six-match was called by GMs Maurice Ashley and Yasser Seirawan who also commentated the Kasparov-Deep Blue match. The game featured classic time controls (seven hours total). Kasparov started strong by crushing Deep Junior in Game 1 and was perhaps a move or two from winning Game 2 before making an error. That game ended in a draw and after Kasparov blundered horribly in Game 3 to tie the match score, the other games were drawn. Kasparov had chances to win in Games 5 and 6, but he played cautiously and the match ended in a draw.


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