Choose Your Enemy!

Garry Kasparov’s victory over the the Alan Turing Paper Machine reminds me of the old adage, choose your enemy! It’s clear that Kasparov has learned a thing or two since 1997 when he lost a 6 game match to Deep Blue.

These days I think that most Grandmasters recognize that the best computers are a little too tough, at least at standard time limits. Has this taken some of the glamour away from human contests? I think the answer must be a ‘yes’.

Here’s a short documentary on the Kasparov – Deep Blue encounter: