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Deep Blue (Computer) vs Garry Kasparov
"Sacre Blue!" (game of the day Jun-05-2008)
Match (1996), Philadelphia, PA USA, rd 1, Feb-10
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation. Barmen Defense Modern Line (B22)  ·  1-0

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Jan-15-10  blazerdoodle: Ahhh, but could Deep Blue play a 40 game simul? I mean, put the compouter on a little laptop stand and go around pushed by lab boy in a white coat, making every move for him.
Feb-10-10  M.D. Wilson: What I find most suspicious is Deep Blue's refusal to submit a urine sample. What was he trying to hide?
Jul-31-10  notyetagm: Game Collection: I make your pawns look like your grandma's teeth

24 ... e6xd5


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Jan-02-11  kevins55555: In http://www.chess.com, in a Basic member ( signed in but no premium) you will see this game.
Feb-14-11  Johnny O: Kasparov should have played 1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bc4 Nb6 6. Bb3 c4 7. Bc2 Qc7 8. Qe2 g5 9. e6 dxe6 10. Nxg5 Qe5 11. d4 Qxe2+ 12. Kxe2 e5 13. dxe5 Nxe5 14. Nxh7 Bg7 15. Ng5 Bd7 16. Na3 Nd3 17. Bxd3 cxd3+ 18. Kxd3 Na4 19. f3 a5 20. Ne4 f5 21. Nf2 b5 22. Nc2 b4 23. cxb4 Kf7 24. bxa5 Rxa5 25. Kd2 Rd8 26. Nb4 Re5 27. Nfd3 Bb5 28. Re1 Nc5 29. Rxe5 Bxe5 30. f4 Bf6 31. Ke1 Nxd3+ 32. Nxd3 Bxd3 33. a4 Rc8 34. a5 Rc2 35. Bd2 Rxb2 36. a6 Be4 37. Ra3 Bxg2 38. a7 Rb1+ 39. Ke2 Ba8 40. Be1 Bd4 41. Ra2 Rb3 42. Bg3 Ke6 43. Kf1 Bc5 44. Ke2 Kd7 45. Kf1 Rb4 46. Ke1 Bd6 47. Kf2 Bxf4 48. h4 Bh6 49. Kf1 Rb1+ 50. Be1 e5 51. h5 f4 52. Rd2+ Kc7 53. Rc2+ Kb6 0-1
Feb-05-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: I MAKE YOUR PAWNS LOOK LIKE YOUR GRANDMA'S TEETH

Deep Blue vs Kasparov, 1996


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Feb-05-12  notyetagm: Game Collection: WEAK, WEAK PAWNS
Feb-12-12  cyrusmari: 25...Rd8! 26.Qxb6 Rd7 was Black's best try, stengthening his passed d-pawn and queenside.
Feb-12-12  cyrusmari: It seems as though Black could annihilate White with 31...Qf4, threatening both ...Qxc1+ and 32.Kh2 Rxg3!! winning. But instead White could play 32.Rc8!! and turn the tables on Black. Kasparov may have seen this and planned 32...Qg5 33.h4 Rxc8!! 34.hxg5 Rc1+ 35.Kh2 Ng4+ 36.Kh3 Nxf2+ and mate next move, however Deep Blue could then spoil everything with 33.Rc5.
Feb-12-12  cyrusmari: After 37...Kg6 38.Qg8+ Kf5 39.Nxf3, Black cannot meet the simultaneous threats of 40.Nxe1, 40.Rf7 and 40.Qd5+. Kasparov resigned.
Feb-12-12  cyrusmari: 30.Qxd4?? would lose to 30...Nf3+. If White tries 30.Nd6 with the idea of 31.Qxe5 winning the knight, Black gets decisive pressure on the g-file after 30...Nf3+ 31.Kh1 Qg6. Kasparov later commented on his opponent: "My late game attack would intimidate many players into making a mistake or two, but not this one."
Feb-23-12  Wilhelm: Grandma's teeth?? weak pawns?? time to take this game out from those lists: here these teeth are the smile of death, Black has a lot of compensation for the scattered pawns. First, as pointed previously 27...d4? is a serious mistake 27...f4! instead and White is under attack, which means 27. Qc5 was weak, no engine would play it today, 27 Qe3 is preferred but then 27...d4! follows and again White must be worried both about the passed d-pawn and his King position.
Feb-23-12  Everett: <eyal...remember reading an interview with someone from Kasparov's team, who said that they were quite nervous before this game, because they really didn't know how strong Deep Blue is going to be.>

Kasparov would even research his simul opponents meticulously. His demand for material on his computer opponents speaks to what he valued, and to what use he put it. Kasparov put great stock in to getting to know his opponent as well as he could.

As an extension, he would sometimes lose to up and comers like Lautier, Radjabov, and Anand before he got a measure of their style. Soon after, however, he would adapt enough to crush nearly everyone...

Feb-23-12
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  AylerKupp: Kind of like the Borg in Star Trek, Next Generation. Resistance is futile!
Jul-13-12  nitsud33: i think Kasparov could have eeked out a draw with
35...Qf7, no reason not to take the knight as white needs to keep black in check to survive. i think it would have been followed by 36. Qd4+, Kg8
37. Rc8+, Re8
38. Rxe8+, Qxe8
39. Qxf2, Qe2
40. Kg1, Qd1+
41. Qf1, Qxb3 and draw? anyone see a problem with this idea?
May-17-14  Conrad93: Machines never make a real sacrifice. They only make a pseudo-sacrifice.

Eventually either material gets returned, or the machine gst huge compensation for the pseudo-sacrifice.

There is no element of risk.

Sep-06-14  coldsweat: Deep Blue played a wonderful game. Its move 32.Rc7 seemed to really cook Garry's goose. It was also quite esthetically pleasing, with white's aggressive but not overreaching knights.

How excellent it was for Garry to accept this monumental match. Lesser men would have declined. But he took the gargantuan challenge, and came out victorious!

The guy has brass ones, and does the human race proud.

Nov-27-14  yurikvelo: http://pastebin.com/2zpUJfDJ

This game Stockfish multiPV

Feb-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: A video displaying the moves of this game (you should check it out): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88o....
Jan-03-16  Hawkman: This is the most important computer game of all time. A precedent had been set. The c3 would be good for grinders.
Sep-20-17  mqhelisi: On 31. Kasparov looks lost a draw would have been possible am sure

31. ...Qf4(threatening rook Rc1)
32. Rc2 Rxg2+
33. Kf1(if 33.fxg2 Qxg2 mates quickly)
33....Rxh3

Am sure after this he has got him somehow havent tested on any engine though

Dec-31-17  yurikvelo: <31. ...Qf4(threatening rook Rc1)>

32. Rc2 ?? - draw
32. Rc8 - easy win for white

Dec-05-18
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  OhioChessFan: 27...d4 was probably losing. Rd8 was necessary to prevent the crushing Nd6.
Oct-26-19  banksy98: The match that changed history. It was the first game played in the 1996 Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov match, and the first time that a chess-playing computer defeated a reigning world champion under normal chess tournament conditions (in particular, standard time control; in this case 40 moves in two hours). Kasparov makes a huge blunder, thinking he can muster an attack on White's king. Deep Blue realizes this is not a real threat and continues to gobble material. One of the greatest chess games!! :)
Oct-27-19
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  AylerKupp: <banksy98> I don't know if I would consider it one of the greatest chess games since I don't think that it had much depth or subtlety other than the "grandmas teeth" pawns. But I do consider it one of the most significant because of what it foretold.
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