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Behind deep blue : building the computer that defeated the world chess champion

Author: Feng-hsiung Hsu
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On May 11, 1997, as millions worldwide watched a stunning victory unfold on television, a machine shocked the chess world by defeating the defending world champion, Garry Kasparov. This book reveals  Read more...

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Named Person: Feng-hsiung Hsu; G K Kasparov; Feng-hsiung Hsu; G K Kasparov
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Feng-hsiung Hsu
ISBN: 0691118183 9780691118185
OCLC Number: 54616549
Notes: " ... with a new afterword"--Title page verso.
Description: xvii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface i Acknowledgements v Chess Notation viii CHAPTER 1: Prologue: Show Time! 1 CHAPTER 2: Carnegie Mellon: An Office of Troublemakers 6 CHAPTER 3: Taking the Plunge 17 CHAPTER 4: The Chess Machine That Wasn't 43 CHAPTER 5: The Race for First Machine Grandmaster 66 CHAPTER 6: "Knock, Knock. Who's There?" 87 CHAPTER 7: Intermezzo: First Date with History 102 CHAPTER 8: IBM: We Need a New Name 120 CHAPTER 9: Bringing up the Baby 138 CHAPTER 10: A Living Mount Everest 157 CHAPTER 11: Retooling 181 CHAPTER 12: The Holy Grail 199 CHAPTER 13: Epilogue: Life After Chess 256 APPENDIX A: A Lad from Taiwan 270 APPENDIX B: Selected Game Scores 285 APPENDIX C: Further Reading 290 Index 293
Responsibility: Feng-hsiung Hsu.

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