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Deep Blue game 6: May 11 @ 3:00PM EDT | 19:00PM GMT        kasparov 2.5 deep blue 3.5
Frequently asked questions: Deep Blue
  

Is Deep Blue the same computer as last year's?

What are the differences between last year's rendition of Deep Blue and this year's model?

Has this year's new and improved version of Deep Blue played against the version from last year?

Why would IBM spend millions of dollars and five years building the world's most powerful chess-playing computer?

But why chess?

Does Deep Blue use artificial intelligence?

Why is it so difficult for Deep Blue to beat Kasparov when computers can calculate the moves so blindingly fast?

How does Deep Blue "think" about chess?

Does Deep Blue use psychology?

Does it factor in Kasparov's tendencies?

Why is chess, along with music and mathematics, one of the intellectual endeavors where children with little experience can excel?

Why aren't older, more experienced players at the top levels of the game? Is chess a young person's game?

Why are there so few women at the top levels of chess?

Why has chess been so dominated by players from the former Soviet Union?


  
Related Information

      Deep Blue FAQ:The answers to the questions about this powerful chess-playing computer

 
      The making of Deep Blue:A timeline of Deep Blue's development

 
      How Deep Blue works:Under the hood of this powerful parallel processor

 
      All this power just for chess?:How Deep Blue technology is affecting the way we live

 
      meet the players:"In many ways, it is more difficult to play against (Deep Blue). It never tires, never makes tactical mistakes from which you can profit." - Garry Kasparov

 
      Chess Pieces
no. 46

Nona Gaprindashvili of the former USSR was the first woman to achieve men's international grandmaster status in 1978. She also became the first woman to win a "men's" chess tournament when she tied for first place at Lone Pine in 1977, and has since had a perfume named after her in Russia.
 
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