October 10, 2002
3-1

Maybe it's because the champ is man-handling the machine, or maybe it's the hi-larious URL ("Brains in Bahrain" -- Kramnick thinks like a, uh, Vulcan and plays like a, uh, Vulcan)drew with Deep Fritz, though the Fritz team (we have stopped referring to DF as a singular entity since it is twiddled between every game) made it a little bit harder for Kramnick in this one. It's clear DF is not the same force Deep Blue was, as Kramnick is no Kasparov (less temper, more nerdy genius). I never did understand how a passionate, fiery personality would be a bonus in chess, anyhow.

I like the fact that Fritz & co. have had to adjust to Kramnick, who is dictating the play, for instance, the DF team acknowledging that if Kramnick trades queens Fritz goes on the fritz. Deep Flaw.

Posted by tmonkey at October 10, 2002 03:48 PM
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Uh-oh.

Posted by: tmonkey on October 13, 2002 08:26 PM
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