Garry Kasparov Post Match Press Conference Print
Saturday, 08 February 2003 00:00
FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarded the checks in the million dollar FIDE Man vs. Machine Match and gave a short speech. When the draw in game 6 was announced waves of disbelief rippled through the standing-room-only audience and the Grandmasters in attendance were hard pressed to come up with an explanation for Kasparov`s decision to accept the draw offer. Here is his post game Press Conference. FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov awarded the checks in the million dollar FIDE Man vs. Machine Match and gave a short speech. When the draw in game 6 was announced waves of disbelief rippled through the standing-room-only audience and the Grandmasters in attendance were hard pressed to come up with an explanation for Kasparov&rsquos decision to accept the draw offer. Here is his post game Press Conference. Post-match Press Conference by Garry Kasparov GK: I played the sharpest line I could in the opening. GK: I sacrificed with 23...Rxc3 and then I offered a draw. I wasn`t sure I was better. I believe it was a logical move and the best move, but it`s hard to do these things against a machine. Perhaps I should have waited. GK: I wanted to play normal chess. I admit I complete blundered Bc1-a3, which is a very nice maneuver. GK: Against any human player I would continue fighting in the final position. Black is definitely not worse. But to win it would take a long, long time and there is the pressure of playing the computer. GK: The longer the game goes, the chance to blunder increases and the program will never make a big mistake. And a draw was a good result. Before the game the main item on my agenda was not to lose. GK: I came into this match wanting to dominate, but there is a gap between our desires and our abilities. I knew I would get good positions, but finishing these off is the hard part. GK: In game two, I had a winning position and missed it. In game three I missed winning chances and then even blundered the draw. So I feel I outplayed it. GK: I analyzed the sacrifice in game 5 extensively and I have to admit it was a good sacrifice. It was a unique situation and a good move. GK: We looked at it deeply and White might be a little better but White is under a lot of pressure. It`s a big moment for computer chess that it played something like 10...Bxh2 in game five. GK: To win the game today requires more energy and creativity than ever and Junior symbolizes these advances. But it`s still vulnerable, we saw some shortcomings here in this match. We saw its strengths and weaknesses both. GK: The machine will never collapse, but a human can never be so sure.
 
banner_president_200
 banner ptwitter
banner_ratings_200
banner norway2014 195px
banner fidearena new
banner comm events
banner comm rules
banner comm pairings
banner_sportaccord2012
banner_fidecis195
banner_suggest
facebook twitter gplus rss
Banner
banner_video50
banner_bids50
© 2008 World Chess Federation   |  FIDE News RSS Feed   |   Powered by Turkish Chess Federation