Surprise Draw Ends Man vs Machine Match 3:3
Saturday, 08 February 2003 00:00
In the decisive Game 6 Garry again played the Sicilian, this time choosing his favorite sharp Najdorf. He played an unusual move in the opening, but equalized easily. After the queens were exchanged, Black had a slight edge. Trying hard for a win, Kasparov sacrificed an exchange for a pawn and the initiative but, strangely, offered a draw soon after the sacrifice. Surprised, the computer team declined but two moves later agreed to the draw. See the game at the host site X3Dworld and on Chessbase.
FIDE Man vs. Machine Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 total
Garry Kasparov 1 = 0 = = = 3
Deep Junior 0 = 1 = = = 3
Game 6: Surprise Draw Ends Man vs Machine Match 3:3
In the decisive Game 6 Garry again played the Sicilian, this time choosing his favorite sharp Najdorf. He played an unusual move in the opening, but equalized easily. After the queens were exchanged, Black had a slight edge. Trying hard for a win, Kasparov sacrificed an exchange for a pawn and the initiative but, strangely, offered a draw soon after the sacrifice. Surprised, the computer team declined but two moves later agreed to a draw. See the game at the host site X3Dworld and on Chessbase.
Game 6: Deep Junior - Kasparov,G [B92]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 e5 7.Nb3 Be7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Kh1 Bd7 10.Be3 Bc6 11.Bf3 Nbd7 12.a4 b6 13.Qd3 Bb7 14.h3 Rc8 15.Rad1 h6 16.Rfe1 Qc7 17.g3 Rfd8 19.Kh2 Re8 19.Re2 Qc4 20.Qxc4 Rxc4 21.Nd2 Rc7 22.Bg2 Rec8 23.Nb3 Rxc3 24.bxc3 Bxe4 25.Bc1Bxg2 26.Kxg2 Rxc3 27.Ba3 Ne8 28.f4 1/2-1/2
Game 5: Kasparov forces draw by repetition
In his last game with White, Garry Kasparov tried to win but Deep Junior made a novelty on move nine and one move later stunned the world number 1 with an unexpected piece sacrifice. Kasparov was not going to risk over the board analysis and quickly forced a draw by repetition to keep the score level at 2.5:2.5.
On site analysis at X3D and on Chessbase.
Game 5: Kasparov,G - Deep Junior [E46]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Nge2 Re8 8.0-0 Bd6 9.a3 c6 10.Qc2 Bxh2+ 11.Kxh2 Ng4+ 12.Kg3 Qg5 13.f4 Qh5 14.Bd2 Qh2+ 15.Kf3 Qh4 16.Bxh7+ Kh8 17.Ng3 Nh2+ 18.Kf2 Ng4+ 19.Kf3 Nh2+ 1/2-1/2
Game 4: Kasparov struggles for Draw
In Game 4 Kasparov repeated his favorite Sicilian, using the Hedgehog variation and closing the position. After 2 hours of maneuvering, Deep Junior initiated active Queenside play. After the players reached the first time control of 40 moves, White had a slight advantage. Garry spent twenty minutes thinking and found a clever variation to transpose into a drawn rook endgame. Junior agreed to draw on move 61. Watch game 4 online. Game 5 starts Feb 5 at 15:30 EST (20:30 GMT) with Kasparov playing White.
Game 4: Deep Junior - Kasparov,G [B44]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nb5 d6 6.c4 Nf6 7.N1c3 a6 8.Na3 Nd7 9.Nc2 Be7 10.Be2 b6 11.0-0 Bb7 12.h3 0-0 13.Be3 Rc8 14.Qd2 Nce5 15.b3 Nf6 16.f3 Qc7 17.Rac1 Rfe8 18.a3 Ned7 19.Rfd1 Qb8 20.Bf2 Rcd8 21.b4 Ba8 22.a4 Rc8 23.Rb1 Qc7 24.a5 bxa5 25.b5 Bb7 26.b6 Qb8 27.Ne3 Nc5 28.Qa2 Nfd7 29.Na4 Ne5 30.Nc2 Ncd7 31.Nd4 Red8 32.Kh1 Nc6 33.Nxc6 Rxc6 34.Kg1 h6 35.Qa3 Rdc8 36.Bg3 Bf8 37.Qc3 Ne5 38.c5 Nd7 39.Qxa5 Nxc5 40.Nxc5 Rxc5 41.Qa4 R5c6 42.Bf2 d5 43.Bxa6 Bc5 44.Bxc5 Rxc5 45.Bxb7 Qxb7 46.exd5 exd5 47.Qa7 R5c7 48.Qxb7 Rxb7 49.Rxd5 Rc6 50.Rdb5 h5 51.Kf2 Re6 52.f4 g6 53.Kg3 Kg7 54.Kh4 Kh6 55.R1b4 Rd6 56.g3 f6 57.g4 hxg4 58.hxg4 Kg7 59.Rb3 Rc6 60.g5 f5 61.Rb1 1/2-1/2
Game 3 - Kasparov loses to Deep Junior
In game 3, the opening followed that of Game 1 - the Slav Defense. Kasparov played his trademark g2-g4 move, sacrificing a pawn. Deep Junior was on the defensive. Kasparov still had some initiative even with a pawn down. In time trouble, he took risks, missed a sure draw, and lost. Watch game 3 online.
Game 3: Kasparov,G - Deep Junior [D45]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 b6 7.cxd5 exd5 8.Bd3 Be7 9.Bd2 0-0 10.g4 Nxg4 11.Rg1 Ndf6 12.h3 Nh6 13.e4 dxe4 14.Bxh6 exd3 15.Rxg7+ Kh8 16.Qxd3 Rg8 17.Rxg8 Nxg8 18.Bf4 f6 19.0-0-0 Bd6 20.Qe3 Bxf4 21.Qxf4 Bxh3 22.Rg1 Qb8 23.Qe3 Qd6 24.Nh4 Be6 25.Rh1 Rd8 26.Ng6+ Kg7 27.Nf4 Bf5 28.Nce2 Ne7 29.Ng3 Kh8 30.Nxf5 Nxf5 31.Qe4 Qd7 32.Rh5 Nxd4 33.Ng6+ Kg8 34.Ne7+ Kf8 35.Nd5 Qg7 36.Qxd4 Rxd5 0-1
Game 2 - Junior Escapes with a Draw
Deep Junior had White and played 1.e4. In response, Kasparov essayed the Sicilian defense, Paulsen System instead of his usual Najdorf. After the opening, Junior played much better than in Game 1. The crucial point came when Kasparov sacrificed the exchange and seized the initiative. But Garry later said he missed his chance with a hasty check (25...Qa1+?!) and the game ended in a fighting draw. Kasparov leads the match 1.5-0.5.
Game 2: Deep Junior - Kasparov,G [B42]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Bc5 6.Nb3 Ba7 7.c4 Nc6 8.Nc3 d6 9.0-0 Nge7 10.Re1 0-0 11.Be3 e5 12.Nd5 a5 13.Rc1 a4 14.Bxa7 Rxa7 15.Nd2 Nd4 16.Qh5 Ne6 17.Rc3 Nc5 18.Bc2 Nxd5 19.exd5 g6 20.Qh6 f5 21.Ra3 Qf6 22.b4 axb3 23.Rxa7 bxc2 24.Rc1 e4 25.Rxc2 Qa1+ 26.Nf1 f4 27.Ra8 e3 28.fxe3 fxe3 29.Qxf8+ Kxf8 30.Rxc8+ Kf7 1/2-1/2
Game 1 - Kasparov Beats Deep Junior
Kasparov opened the first game with 1.d4. The computer Deep Junior opted for the Slav Defense. Kasparov played sharply and managed to get an advantage from the opening. Black had to sacrifie the exchange for Kasparov`s knight on d6. Kasparov proved unstoppable and scored his first victory on move 27. During the press-conference Kasparov said that 13...b5? was probably the decisive mistake.
Game 1: Kasparov,G - Deep Junior [D45]
1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4 dxc4 8.Bxc4 b6 9.e4 e5 10.g5 Nh5 11.Be3 0-0 12.0-0-0 Qc7 13.d5 b5 14.dxc6 bxc4 15.Nb5 Qxc6 16.Nxd6 Bb7 17.Qc3 Rae8 18.Nxe8 Rxe8 19.Rhe1 Qb5 20.Nd2 Rc8 21.Kb1 Nf8 22.Ka1 Ng6 23.Rc1 Ba6 24.b3 cxb3 25.Qxb3 Ra8 26.Qxb5 Bxb5 27.Rc7 1:0
Kasparov plays White on all odd-numbered games. See details of the pre-event X3D press conference.
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