GameOver Kasparov vs the machine

Nov 12, 2008, 8:47 AM |
Director: Vikram Jayanti
Release Date: 23 January 2004 (UK)
Genre: Documentary

Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997 he played a chess match against IBM’s computer Deep Blue that would change the way humans would look again agains’t a chess computer, more then a simple match of chess this match would mean that humans were “smarter” then any computer no matter how big was is calculation speed.


This movie is a documentary about the big chess match that would place Humanity vs an IBM Computer, the production was quite big for a movie about chess, the reason for the low rating is not connected to the material/visual part of the production/movie, but to the way it was done, it is a documentary very 1 sided, where basically we are sold the Kasparov version of why he lost the Mach, and how the PC made not computer like moves that he could not really understand, that got him depressed and eventually made him loose the game. All the conspiracy seems to me the way Kasparov found to create an excuse for is bad behaviour, is temper was not only bad in here, but on several other occasions, for example when he touched a piece against Polgar and then moved another piece and claimed he never really touched the other piece.
Anyway if you are a chess fan and would like to know the story about the 1997 match Kasparov vs Deep Blue then you really should grab a copy of this movie!

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