Man vs. Machine

Garry Kasparov, the top-ranked chess player in the world, is playing a computer again. He tied the first game of the match—let’s hope for the sake of all humanity that he wins, else the machines overtake us. I have a hard enough time keeping up with those computer chess programs, much less an entire computer built just to play chess. I’m glad Kasparov is such a good sport to play these matches—even though is well paid, he’s not out making a fool of himself like former chess king Bobby Fischer.