Kasparov anguishes over the looming prospect of defeat to Deep Blue (1997)
Kasparov anguishes over the looming prospect of defeat to Deep Blue (1997)

In the 1990’s chess computers were becoming stronger and stronger. By the halfway point of the decade, the threat of computer’s overtaking man’s ability in chess was very real. However, Garry Kasparov, the world’s top rated chess player from 1986 until retirement in 2005, was confident he would be victorious against any computer.

Chess is a deterministic game, that is, it follows a strict set of rules, where a players actions will lead to a predictable outcome. So why is it that a computer can’t simply solve the game? In theory, a computer could in fact ‘solve’ chess, it could…

Justin Beaconsfield

Undertaking a GD in Data Science at University of Melbourne. Industry experience in sports analytics and music

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