Chess Master and Computer End Series in Tie
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: November 18, 2003
Filed at 9:28 p.m. ET
NEW YORK (AP) -- World chess champion Garry Kasparov
tied his computerized opponent X3D Fritz in a final
match Tuesday, leaving the four-game series in a draw.
In the match, the chessboard is suspended in the air
on a screen in front of Kasparov, who wears 3D glasses,
voice-activates the chess pieces and uses a joystick
to rotate the virtual board.
After the game X3D Fritz, which can compute more than
five million chess positions per second, offered its
own congratulations to Kasparov.
"With your brainpower, you challenged my Intel Quad
Processor, Xeon 2.8 Mhz chip with four gigs of RAM,"
it said. "Not an easy task."
X3D Technologies: http://www.X3D.com