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Man vs Machine World Chess Championship a draw
Thursday November 20, 2003After treading a delicate path in game four, Garry Kasparov has drawn both the final game and the match against X3D Fritz in the latest Man vs Machine World Chess Championship.
The first and last games of the match were drawn with X3D Fritz winning game two and Kasparov winning game three.
The result still earns Kasparov $175,000 and the golden trophy - although X3D Fritz is storing a copy of the trophy in virtual reality given that it was a draw according to reports from x3DChess.
Game four was the shortest game of the match.
Playing black pieces, Kasparov steered out of danger in the opening phase and after 27-moves a dead-drawn position was reached and the game was ended by mutual agreement.
Kapsarov said after the game that despite outplaying the machine overall, a critical mistake in game two had cost him the match.
Read more analysis at the http://x3dchess.com.
About the Author
Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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