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Kasparov and Deep Blue : The Historic Chess Match Between Man and Machine
Bruce Pandolfini / Paperback / Published 1997

In the first comprehensive book about the highly publicized chess match between world champion Garry Kasparov and the IBM chess program Deep Blue, renowned chess teacher and author Bruce Pandolfini offers a play-by-play of each game--as well as his own unique analysis and historical perspective. 80 diagrams.

Kasparov Versus Deep Blue : Computer Chess Comes of Age
Monroe Newborn, Monty Newborn / Hardcover / Published 1996

Written by the organizer of this historic match, this book provides a whistle-stop tour of the development and history of chess-playing computers. As the development comes to its culmination in Philadelphia, the Deep Blue team and Gary Kasparov are profiled and each of the historic six games is provided in full with a detailed commentary. The Foreword is written by chess grandmaster Yasser Seirawan, who provided lively commentary throughout the match. 16 illus.

New Era : How Garry Kasparov Changed the World of Chess
Michael Khodarkovsky, et al / Paperback / Published 1997

Book Description
"I tried to play through the rest of the game as best I could, but I lost because [Deep Blue] played great. It played like God."--Garry Kasparov

In 1995, shortly before he was to play IBM's Deep Blue, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov defeated challenger Viswanathan Anand in eighteen demanding and gripping games. Here for the first time are move-by-move analyses by International Grandmaster Leonid Shamkovich and by Master--and Kasparov second--Michael Khodarkovsky which provide insight into the mind of the world champion as he prepared for the match against Deep Blue.

Garry Kasparov handily won his first match with Deep Blue, but it is clear from Khodarkovsky's description that even in 1996 the massively parallel computer could be a difficult opponent. Then, before the spring 1997 rematch, the IBM team let on that it had improved Deep Blue considerably and that it was spoiling for a fight . . . The analysis of these games in A New Era shows just how much IBM has improved the breed.

Must-reading for anyone who is passionate about the world's most enduring game of strategy and wits, A New Era takes the reader inside the world of professional chess, offering insiders' insights (including those of Kasparov himself) into the politics and psychology of competition at the top levels of play, whether against human or machine.

"A [match] victory by Deep Blue would be a very important and frightening milestone in the history of Mankind."--Garry Kasparov

In 1995, before he played Deep Blue, IBM's revolutionary chess computer, chess great Garry Kasparov competed in the World Chess Championship in New York against Vishvanathan Anand. A New Era offers a play-by-play description of each of the 18 games they played--and tells how the games compared with the Deep Blue matches that followed.

Playing Computer Chess : Getting the Most Out of Your Game
Al Lawrence, Lev Alburt / Paperback / Published 1998
Beautiful Mates: Applying Principles of Beauty to Computer Chess Heuristics
Ben P. Walls / Paperback / Published 1997
Man Versus Machine : Kasparov Versus Deep Blue
David Goodman, Raymond Keene / Paperback / Published 1997