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Gary KasparovNameIBM RS/600 SP
(a.k.a Deep Blue)
Baku, Azerbaijan
(then the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan)
BirthplaceIBM Headquarters, Armonk, NY
176 lbs.Weight3,000 lbs.
Mr. and Mrs. KasparovParentsIBM Scientists:

Dr. C.J. Tan
Feng-hsiung Hsu
Murray Campbell
Joseph Hoane
Jerry Brody
Joel Benjamin
(U.S. Chess Grandmaster)
Organic. Carbon-based, 70% water.  Also, large amounts of protein, calcium; trace amounts of other minerals.CompositionInorganic. Silicon, metal, plastic
Human brain, capable of sorting approx. three moves per secondMain ProcessorPower Two Super Chip processors and 256 dedicated VLSI chess processors (8 per node, with 32 nodes), together capable of sorting 200 million moves per second
In 1985, the 22-year-old beat Anatoly Karpov to win the World Championship. He has held title for 12 consecutive years.Landmark
In 1996 at the age of 7, became the first supercoputer to win a chess game against a World Champion.
Vast knowledge of chess strategyAdvantageIt's bigger and it's faster.
"The last time I was surprised by the strength of the machine. This time I know what to expect... I mustn't take the match too lightly.Quote"The computer has shown me the things that I could never have known otherwise. It's a tool that helps us think better, that's one of the main reasons why we're here." -- Joe Hoane, Deep Blue codewriter.

Karpasov vs. Deep Blue The Rematch  |  The Match-Up  |  Round One
The Message Board  |  The Chess Links

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