Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov

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Deep Blue versus Garry Kasparov was a pair of six-game chess matches between then-world chess champion Garry Kasparov and an IBM supercomputer called Deep Blue. Kasparov won the first match, held in Philadelphia in 1996, by 4–2. Deep Blue won a 1997 rematch held in New York City by 3½–2½. The second match was the first defeat of a reigning world chess champion by a computer under tournament conditions, and was the subject of a documentary film, Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine.

Deep Blue vs. Kasparov
First match
  • February 10–17, 1996: held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Result: Kasparov–Deep Blue (4–2)
  • Record set: First computer program to defeat a world champion in a classical game under tournament regulations

Second match (rematch)

  • May 3–11, 1997: held in New York City, New York
  • Result: Deep Blue–Kasparov (3½–2½)
  • Record set: First computer program to defeat a world champion in a match under tournament regulations

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