11th May
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1997 Deep Blue Beats Gary Kasparov

IBM's supercomputer, Big Blue, became the first ever machine to beat a human at chess.

Kasparov was a Russian chess master, believed to be the greatest chess player who had ever lived.

Big Blue can analyse 200 million chess moves a second.

Big Blue had lost to Kasparov in their previous meeting.

Kasparov had not lost a match before being beaten by Big Blue.

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