Computer outplays man!
Ten years ago today, on February 10, 1996, IMB’s Deep Blue computer defeated world chess champion Garry Kasparov—the first such victory by a computer in a tournament. Kasparov won the tournament, beating the computer three times (the other two matches were draws). In a six-game rematch the following year, Deep Blue came out the victor. Read about these exciting man vs. computer chess battles in Behind the Deep Blue: building the computer that defeated the world chess champion and Kasparov versus Deep Blue: computer chess comes of age.
If you’re looking to learn about the game and how to become a master, the library has many books on this subject. There are also several movies about chess: Dangerous Moves—the story of a Soviet chessmaster who takes on a former pupil in a highly publicized tournament; also Searching for Bobby Fischer—based on the true story of a child chess prodigy.