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A New Era Michael Khodarkovsky

A New Era

Michael Khodarkovsky

Published September 30th 1997
ISBN : 9780609001165
Paperback
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I tried to play through the rest of the game as best I could, but I lost because [Deep Blue] played great. It played like God.--Garry KasparovIn 1995, shortly before he was to play IBMs Deep Blue, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defeatedMoreI tried to play through the rest of the game as best I could, but I lost because [Deep Blue] played great. It played like God.--Garry KasparovIn 1995, shortly before he was to play IBMs Deep Blue, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defeated challenger Viswanathan Anand in eighteen demanding and gripping games. Here for the first time are move-by-move analyses by International Grandmaster Leonid Shamkovich and by Master--and Kasparov second--Michael Khodarkovsky which provide insight into the mind of the world champion as he prepared for the match against Deep Blue.Garry Kasparov handily won his first match with Deep Blue, but it is clear from Khodarkovskys description that even in 1996 the massively parallel computer could be a difficult  opponent. Then, before the spring 1997 rematch, the IBM team let on that it had improved Deep Blue considerably and that it was spoiling for a fight . . . The analysis of these games in A New Era shows just how much IBM has improved the breed.Must-reading for anyone who is passionate about the worlds most enduring game of strategy and wits, A New Era takes the reader inside the world of professional chess, offering insiders insights (including those of Kasparov himself) into the politics and psychology of competition at the top levels of play, whether against human or machine.A [match] victory by Deep Blue would be a very important and frightening milestone in the history of Mankind.--Garry Kasparov