Garry vs The Monster

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PHILADELPHIA: Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is battling for his reputation against a computer he calls 'the monster'. Currently he is tied 1-1 against the worlds most potent chess computer, an IBM RS-6000SP named Deep Blue. In his first game, Kasparov tried a late game assault which might have rattled a human opponant, but Deep Blue remained unruffled and forced Kasparov to resign on move 37. In the second match yesterday, Kasparov offered Deep Blue short term advantages which weakened its overall position enough for him to force Deep Blue resignation on move 73 after five hours and forty five minutes of play. Kasparov claims that this tendency is a gap in the computer's programming which he was able to exploit. Four matches remain until the end of the series which has a prize of $400,000.00