This is an essay about the impact and effects of computers on Chess and society in general.
In 1985, Kasparov played a simultaneous exhibition against thirty-two computers and won all games. Eleven years later in 1996, he was victorious again versus the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. IBM made Deep Blue stronger and in 1997, the chess machine finally defeated the human champion which didn’t really surprise me. How can man defeat machines that do not tire or lose energy?
‘Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the United Civil Front and a cofounder of The Other Russia, a pro-democracy coalition opposing the administration of Vladimir Putin. He became the youngest-ever World Chess Champion at the age of twenty-two in 1985 and remained the top-ranked chess player in the world for twenty years until retiring from professional chess in 2005.’
Read full article at The New York Review of Books and Huffington Post