This Happened — February 10: Kasparov v. Deep Blue
On this day in 1996, Russian Chess Grandmaster Kasparov lost his first chess game to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue.
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How did Chess Grandmaster Kasparov react to losing against a computer?
Kasparov initially expressed disappointment and frustration with the loss, but later said he was impressed by the abilities of the computer. He also pointed out that the match was a great opportunity for him to learn from the computer and improve his own game.
How did losing to a computer affect Kasparov's chess ranking?
The loss to the computer did not affect Kasparov's ranking in the chess world, as it was not a standard tournament match, and the ranking is based on performances in official tournaments.
Did Kasparov play against Deep Blue after losing?
Yes, Kasparov played against Deep Blue again in a rematch the following year, 1997, and this time, he won the match by 4-2.