He won the first game in 39 moves with a direct attack on the machine's king, then cautiously drew the second in 52. And he looked mightily relieved when it was all over. Kasparov was knocked out by a computer program in the first round of the Intel Grand Prix in London last August.
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It was the grudge match of the year, a world champion stooping to challenge a lesser opponent for the sole purpose of avenging a humiliating defeat suffered last year, writes William Hartston. In Cologne, Germany, yesterday, the world's best chess player, Garry Kasparov, defeated the 120 MegaHertz Pentium processor PC.