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myway316 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Gary gets crunched... game 3. Played the same pawn offer(g4) he tried in Game 1.This time,the critter accepted it,and managed to beat off Gary's attack.Gary resigned,2 pawns down,after 36 moves.
calmrolfe 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Gary was w.a.a.a.a.y.y.y.y too aggressive for his own good. He can intimidate a human player with just one withering glance but you can't intimidate or fluster a lump of metal.

Back to square one for Gary, the match is all square again and he needs to find another plan (g4 is in the garbage can....)
cuthbert 19 ( +1 | -1 )
However I followed that game live... it was thrilling... I really thought he might get DJ after e4...
Poor Garry :-((((

bullmoose 38 ( +1 | -1 )
Yep It's a shame (or a good thing!) that computers don't have a personality that can influence their rationale.
Gary's aggression / desire to win / greed got the better of him when a draw was in the bag (according to analysis way beyond my own).

I think Gary's the better player but am not convinced that will be proven in this momentous and important match.

Still fingers crossed for 'man' in the last 3 games...
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pure_statistics 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Sadly Gary missed the obvious continuation that would lead to a draw and didn't calculate Rh5 long enough, under time pressure as he was.

I think we can look forward to more exciting games as this one was really spectacular.
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r_lawrence 15 ( +1 | -1 )
time pressure .. what are the time controls in this match? If they are anything less then VERY liberal .. thats stupid to me and defeats the purpose.
bullmoose 4 ( +1 | -1 )
Game 120 i.e. 2 hours each to make all moves
paolo 11 ( +1 | -1 )
Extract from the match rules Time control: 2 hours for the first 40 moves, an hour for the next 20 moves, and 30 minutes for the rest of the game.
caldazar 41 ( +1 | -1 )
Paolo's time controls are correct; they're using standard classical controls.

I hope that game 3 doesn't dull Kasparov's fighting spirit; he's at his best when he's pressing the attack, not playing weird, passive, and safe like he did back in 1997. I'm still holding out hope that Kasparov will pull out a Najdorf novelty at some point during the match.
myway316 24 ( +1 | -1 )
I just hope... ...that this isn't going to be another tank job,like Gary-Deeper Blue,and Kramnik-Deep Fritz.I'm still convinced both of those"contests" were dives by the human player,and this one smells the same way.
bullmoose 150 ( +1 | -1 )
Perhaps we've reached the 'equinox' where computers are our equal & even surpassing us when emotion doesn't come into play.
Majority opinion is that Kasparov didn't play at his best in the Deep Blue re-match & that he is currently superior to Kramnik so in effect, this is the ultimate Man vs. Machine challenge (your own PC that you're browsing with probably being not too far behind Deep Blue on today's terms (RISK & dedicated instruction sets aside)). If we were to represent Earth against an alien chess playing nation, we'd probably put Kasparov forward as our representative.

I'd be interested in the programming behind Deep Junior. They say it's human-like in it's unexpected evaluations cs. other computer programs - I wonder if it's just a database of past GM games plus a logic algorithm or if it actually contains AI routines whereby it's understanding of chess theory evolves with it's own experiences. I assume not since it's programmers 'tweaked' it's parms. since Game 1 so, if this is equilbrium between man & man's creation, with a tiny bit more effort, we'll create something that really is ELO 3000 & improves with every game.
}8 0 !

As an aside, has anyone read 'Computer One' by Warwick Collins? Internet & distributed processing ring any bells?

I think it's great on one hand that we can learn new lines from computer analysis, yet it's depressing that we are being surpassed by our own creation in this beautiful game. It's not very Star Trek.

Gwan Garry. Hooves crossed...
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pureredwhiteblu 21 ( +1 | -1 )
Man vs Machine Here is a website to see the score