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Kasparov's Premiere at Shogi. Chess world champion plays a game of Shogi.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Gamer-man wrote on 2011-11-26 UTCBelowAverage ★★
here does he come up with 'ominously near to defeating 3 dan-Japanese Eiichiro Ishiyama. '?? Ishiyama's king was never in any danger, white's material lead was unimportant and probably intentional as black had the stronger attack afterwords. And Ishiyama didn't even need to delay his attack to defend against kasparovs. Momentum was on Ishiyama the entire time and he probably could have given kasparov a comfortable handicap. It is sorta like saying Morphy was perilously close to losing the box opera game. All in all, Habu's play at a chess tournament was much much much more impressive than kasparov's play at shogi here.

John Smith wrote on 2009-01-04 UTCPoor ★
I find the Westernized pieces both distracting and confusing as there is no key provided for them.

George Duke wrote on 2008-02-21 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
Further historical context of this game is interesting. Stating Computer would never defeat World Chess Champion, Kasparov defeated Deep Thought in 1989. ''Of course I have to challenge it just to protect human race.'' Its successor Deep Blue could evaluate 100 million positions per second, when Kasparov won again in 1996. In rematch Deep Blue was twice as fast, 200 million. ''The Brain's Last Stand'' said cover of USA 'Newsweek'. Deep Blue won that one in May 1997 at New York, but Kasparov hinted Deep Blue had cheated in the second game. Interesting Shogi match taking place at Moscow in 1999 comes on heels of Kasparov's defeat by Deep Blue. From Tom Standage book 'The Turk' 2002, ''Here at last was fulfillment of Kempelen's dream: chess-playing machine that could defeat world's best players. In yet another parallel with the Turk's career, IBM subsequently claimed to have dismantled the original machine.'' Just before Shogi-Ishiyama here, Kasparov propounded ''Advanced Chess,'' his very own concept permitting players' full use of Computer during match on standard 64 squares. The first-ever Advanced Chess pitted Kasparov (Fritz 5) and Veselin Topalov (ChessBase 7.0) at Leon, Spain, in June 1998. Then Deep Blue 1997, Advanced 1998 and Shogi 1999 are Kasparov's timeline of offbeat participation. GM Seirawan calls Advanced Chess for one ''atrocious idea.''

Sam Trenholme wrote on 2008-02-20 UTC
I have the feeling Kasparov could, if he wanted to, be a very formidable Shogi player.

- Sam


Charles Gilman wrote on 2008-02-20 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
A fascinating example of experience and talent in one for of Chess being brought over to another, well illustrated, and a gripping plot.

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