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:


Author: NigelD

Nigel Davies is an International Chess Grandmaster living in St. Helens in the UK. The winner of 15 international tournaments he is also a former British U21 and British Open Quickplay Champion and has represented both England and Wales on several occasions. These days Nigel teaches chess through his chess training web site, Tiger Chess, which has articles, recommendations, a monthly clinic, videos and courses. His students include his 15 year old son Sam who is making rapid progress with his game. Nigel has written a number of chess books that are available at Amazon: