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🏆 Brains in Bahrain (2002)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Deep Fritz vs Kramnik ½-½282002Brains in BahrainC67 Ruy Lopez
2. Kramnik vs Deep Fritz 1-0572002Brains in BahrainD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
3. Deep Fritz vs Kramnik 0-1512002Brains in BahrainC45 Scotch Game
4. Kramnik vs Deep Fritz ½-½412002Brains in BahrainD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Deep Fritz vs Kramnik 1-0352002Brains in BahrainD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. Kramnik vs Deep Fritz 0-1342002Brains in BahrainE15 Queen's Indian
7. Deep Fritz vs Kramnik ½-½282002Brains in BahrainE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
8. Kramnik vs Deep Fritz ½-½212002Brains in BahrainD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-04-06  Knight13: Wow no kibitzing!
Oct-15-06  cotdt: Fritz 9 still makes the same mistakes this Deep Fritz (version 7?) made. Let's see what Fritz 10 can do. What amazes me is how Kramnik beat the computer in OPEN systems.
Jul-11-08  apexin: i just posted extensive analysis of every game in english.
Nov-06-08  KingG: Kramnik clearly played better than the computer in this match, but lost the 5th game due to a bad blunder, and the 6th one by trying to be 'entertaining'(which rarely works out for Kramnik). It's a shame, but just as with the Kasparov vs Junior and Kasparov vs Fritz matches the following year, it was clear that the human played the better chess despite the drawn result, which were largely due to uncharacteristic blunders.
Dec-03-08  Karpova: Similar to the 1993 WC matches Kasparov-Short World Championship Match (1993) and Karpov-Timman FIDE World Championship (1993) there were two matches between human beings and computer programs almost ten years later.

Fritz beat Junior in the BGN Computer Qualifier, 2001.04.24 to 2001.04.30 in Cadaques, Spain by the score of 12-11 in the Play-Offs:

So the winner Fritz played Kramnik in this match while Kasparov faced Junior in the FIDE Man-Machine WC (2003)

So the similarity consists of winner versus winner (Short vs Kasparov, Kramnik vs Fritz) and loser versus loser (Karpov vs Timman, Kasparov vs Junior).

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  GrahamClayton: At the start of the match,it was found that the humid conditions made the chess pieces "sticky" and hard to use. The solution to the problem was to place them in a refrigerator prior to the start of each game.
Dec-06-08  sallom89: <GrahamClayton> are you serious ?!
Dec-06-08  positionalgenius: no he is kidding.
Dec-06-08  sallom89: <positionalgenius> lol, im kidding also, thanks.

how can chess pieces be 'Hard to use' hehe.

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  Sally Simpson: ***

Graham was not kidding.

Kramnik complained that the pieces reflected to strong a light.

Not a petty complaint if you are going to be staring at them for hours on end.

So the organisers sprayed them with a matt varnish but they refused to dry in the Bahrain climate.

They tried a hair dryer but this just made them sticky. Eventually they were dried in time for the first game by placing them in the ice compartment of a freezer.

(paraphrasing Ray Keene, page 43 - 'Chess Terminators.' )

This explains what happened in game 6 Kramnik vs Deep Fritz, 2002


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Kramnik played 17.Ne4 but could not let go of the Knight (the stickiness has returned) so played 18.Nd6 it was still stuck to fingers so figured the best way to solve this was to sac it.


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When they finally managed to prise the Knight out of his hand.

(R.D.K. does not mention this in his book but as I was not there I think this is what happened.)


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