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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 Sat, Nov 26, 2011 01:09 AM UTC:BelowAverage ★★
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

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 Sun, Jan 4, 2009 09:55 PM UTC:Poor ★
I find the Westernized pieces both distracting and confusing as there is no key provided for them.

George Duke wrote on Thu, Feb 21, 2008 07:45 PM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
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 Wed, Feb 20, 2008 06:29 PM UTC:
I have the feeling Kasparov could, if he wanted to, be a very formidable Shogi player.

- Sam

Charles Gilman wrote on Wed, Feb 20, 2008 08:01 AM UTC:Excellent ★★★★★
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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