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Garry Kasparov has two important dates in his 1997 calendar. In the autumn, he has faintly pencilled in his final showdown match with Anatoly Karpov. Before that, however, firmly written in for May, comes Kasparov's re-match with Deep Blue. The last time he met the IBM computer, Kasparov lost the first game then won one and drew two before suddenly coming to his senses and playing the sort of chess that made it clear that beneath all that calculating power the machine didn't have the faintest idea what it was doing.

The clash of human judgement and computer calculation is always fascinating, but I doubt if GK and DB will produce anything quite as amusing as this game, played against a Deep Blue last year. Bronstein has always tried to show - with moves such as 7.Ra3?! - that computers can be defeated tactically as well as strategically, but Deep Blue deserves credit for finding the cool 10...Nc6! instead of grabbing everything it was offered.

White: David Bronstein

Black: Deep Blue Jr

1 e4 c5 18 Nc3 Qg6

2 b4 cxb4 19 Nb5+ Kd7

3 a3 d5 20 f3 Qg5

4 exd5 Qxd5 21 Nd6 Qh4+

5 Nf3 e5 22 Kf1 exf3

6 axb4 Bxb4 23 Qxf3 Nxg4

7 Ra3 Bxa3 24 Nxb7 Nxe3+

8 Bxa3 e4 25 Qxe3 Rae8

9 Nc3 Qa5 26 Bxc6+ Qxc6

10 Nb5 Nc6 27 Qc5+ Kxb7

11 Nd6+ Kd7 28 Qb5+ Kc8

12 Nc4 Qd5 29 Qc6+ Kd8

13 Ne3 Qh5 30 Qd6+ Bd7

14 g4 Qh6 31 Qb8+ Bc8

15 Ng1 Kc7 32 Qd6+ Bd7

16 Bg2 Be6 33 Qb8+ Bc8

17 Ne2 Nf6 34 Qd6+ drawn

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