In Pictures: Ultimate Man vs. Computer - Garry Kasparov, Deep Blue and the Internet

Garry Kasparov battled IBM's Deep Blue 16 years ago in February, but that was just the beginning

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In January 2003, World Chess Federation President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov decided to hold a world championship challenge match between the world's No. 1 ranked player and the reigning world computer chess champion, an Israeli program called Deep Junior. The highly publicized and tightly contested event played in New York City saw Kasparov battle the computer to a 3-3 draw.

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