Vanquished Kasparov says Deep Blue was tailored to his style

Beaten chess champion Garry Kasparov says he would have overcome IBM's chess-playing Deep Blue computer if the machine hadn't been specifically programmed to play his style of chess.

World chess champion Garry Kasparov pitched his synapses against the processing power of IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer and lost on Sunday Night.

After only 19 moves in the sixth and final game of the chess match, Kasparov quit and stormed off stage. Deep Blue achieved a 3.5-2.5 victory in the tournament.

Later Kasparov said in a press conference that if the computer had not been specifically programmed to play his style of chess, it would have lost. He also apologised for leaving the stage in a huff, which he did after falling into a well-known trap that is regarded as poor chess playing.

The Deep Blue development team received the US$700,000 first prize, but Kasparov will not go home empty-handed, pocketing $400,000.

Full game details can be found at http://www.chess.ibm.com/

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