Garry Kasparov, the World No. 1 chess player from Russia, contemplates his next move against Deep Junior, the world computer chess champion in the first of a series of six matches starting in New York today, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. (AP Photo /Stuart Ramson
NEW YORK - World chess champion Garry Kasparov has defeated his computerized challenger once. Now comes the harder part: doing it five more times.
Kasparov beat a computer called Deep Junior on Sunday in a four-hour contest that onlookers said he dominated. The six-game series, which he now leads 1-0, continues Tuesday and runs through Feb. 7.
"Once he was able to remove the queens from the board, it was just arithmetic," said commentator and international grand master Maurice Ashley.
The Israeli-programmed Deep Junior was forced into a position from which it could not win, causing the human moving its pieces to resign the game as 12,000 chess enthusiasts watched over the Internet.