Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

Release December 3, 2004 (Limited)
Cast Garry Kasparov, Joel Benjamin, Jeff Kisselhof, Michael Greengard, Anatoli Karpov, Terry Wogan
Director Vikram Jayanti
Genres Documentary
Studio Odeon Films / ThinkFilm
Length 90 mins.


Garry Kasparov is arguably the greatest chess player who has ever lived. In 1997, he played a chess match against IBM's computer Deep Blue. Kasparov lost the match. This film shows the match and the events surrounding it from Kasparov's perspective. It delves into the psychological aspects of the game, paranoia surrounding it, and suspicions that have arisen around IBM's true tactics. It consists of interviews with Kasparov, his manager, chess experts, and members of the IBM Deep Blue team, as well as original footage of the match itself.

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