Kasparov, Deep Junior draw man-machine challenge

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Garry Kasparov and the Deep Junior supercomputer ended their man-versus-machine showdown with honours shared.

Kasparov, Deep Junior draw man-machine challenge

New York:

Garry Kasparov and the Deep Junior supercomputer ended their man-versus-machine showdown with honours shared. The sixth and final game in the series ended yesterday in a draw after 27 moves, leaving both sides with three points each, having each won a game with three other matches drawn. "I'm quite satisfied," declared Kasparov, 39, saying he had gone into the deciding match with "dangerous reminiscences" of 1997 when he had lost the sixth game a€" and the series -- against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. "I had one item on my agenda and that was not to lose," the former world champion revealed. The Russian grandmaster and Deep Junior's Israeli programmers each received $250,000 in prize money for drawing the series, which was sanctioned by the world chess federation. Kasparov was paid a further $500,000 for simply participating. (PTI)

Topics : Chess
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