Title: Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue
Photographer: Kesterson, Laurence
Credit Line: © Laurence Kesterson/CORBIS SYGMA
At twenty-two, Garry Kasparov became the youngest World Chess Champion. He is widely considered the greatest player in history. As shown here in 1996, he lost his first game against IBM’s Deep Blue, but came back to win the match. At the end of the match, Kasparov remarked, to the delight of the IBM team: "In certain kinds of positions it sees so deeply that it plays like God."