Picture of the Day: Deep Blue Defeats Kasparov

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On May 11, 1997, world chess champion Garry Kasparov played his sixth and final game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue. The machine made chess history when it defeated its human opponent in 19 moves.

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Megan Garber is a staff writer at The Atlantic. She was formerly an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab, where she wrote about innovations in the media.

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