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ICC News Item #1669

NEWS 1669 (25-Jan-03)Next Previous
MAN versus MACHINE! Kasparov plays Deep Junior. Live broadcast.


The ICC broadcast team will be showing games from the "X3D presents:
The First FIDE Official World Championship: Man (Kasparov) Vs
Machine (Deep Junior)".  The six-game match will take place
at the New York Athletic Club in New York City, with games on
January 26, 28, 30 and February 2, 5 and 7.  All games start at
3:30pm New York (and ICC) time.

Deep Junior won the last official world championship for computers
in July 2002, and has won the championship three times.  Kasparov
is the highest-rated player in the world.

Kasparov will receive $800,000 if he wins, $750,000 on a drawn
match, and $700,000 if he loses.  Deep Junior gets $300,000 for
a win, $250,000 for a drawn match, and $200,000 for losing.

ICC members are welcome to "observe" the games and "whisper"
comments with the other spectators. finger Live on ICC
will give you specific information about the game number to
observe. finger Kasparov-Junior for results and other
information.

The official web page for the event is 

http://www.x3dworld.com/Entertainment/CI_X3DEvnt_MvM_Big_Frameset.html

Chess.fm will also cover the event.
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