Human-computer Chess Matches

Human-computer Chess Matches

This article documents the progress of significant human–computer chess matches.

Chess computers were first able to beat strong chess players in the late 1980s. Their most famous success was the victory of Deep Blue over then World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, but there was some controversy over whether the match conditions favored the computer.

In 2002–2003 three human-computer matches were drawn. But whereas Deep Blue was a specialized machine, these were chess programs running on commercially available computers.

After convincing victories in two matches in 2005 and 2006, it appears that chess programs can now defeat even the strongest chess players.

Read more about Human-computer Chess Matches:  Mac Hack VI (1966-1968), Chess X.x (1968-1978), David Levy's Bet (1978), Cray Blitz (1981), HiTech (1988), Harvard Cup (1989–1995), The Aegon Man-Machine Tournaments (1986–1997), Deep Thought (1989), Chess Genius (1994), Anand – REBEL (1998), Deep Junior At Dortmund (2000), Kramnik – Deep Fritz (2002), Kasparov – Deep Junior (2003), Kasparov – X3D Fritz (2003), Man Vs Machine World Team Championship (2004-2005), Hydra – Adams (2005), Kramnik – Deep Fritz (2006), Rybka Odds Matches (2007-2008), Pocket Fritz 4 (2009)

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