(1) Kasparov,G - Deep Junior 8 [D45]
X3D Man-Machine match New York City (1), 26.01.2003
[Amir Ban]

This move was made by FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhniv. I guess he didn't choose the move

1...d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.Qc2 Bd6 7.g4
Huh ? What's this ? I've never seen such a move in a queen's pawn opening

Book move. Okay! Boris is on top of this

8.Bxc4 b6
Last move out of book, and probably not the best one. This line didn't figure in our preparations and Junior is playing randomly out of the general book

9.e4 e5
First move out of book, and Junior went deep for 25 minutes. A minor panic occurred when the screens went black. We almost rebooted before someone asked how long it was since any input was made, and we realized power saving was done for the monitors, and solved the "problem" by moving the mouse. Deep Junior didn't like the position at all, scoring it around 0.70. It never got any better. The alternative is Bb7 with great complications. Junior spent a lot of time dismissing the lunaticc5

10.g5 Nh5 11.Be3 0-0 12.0-0-0 Qc7 13.d5
Kasparov took half an hour for this move

Very much a Junior move. Of the alternative suggested: c5 is detested by Junior, and seems to lose quickly. [ 13...Bb7 14.dxc6 Bxc6 15.Nb5 Bxb5 16.Bxb5 Nc5 17.b4 Ne6 18.Qxc7 Bxc7 (or Nxc7) may be better for black, but not by much, and with the queens off not really a practical chance]

14.dxc6 bxc4 15.Nb5 Qxc6 16.Nxd6 Bb7
Deep Junior took 35 minutes for this move ! The longest Junior move ever in a competition. The reason, of course, is that scores are starting to fall

17.Qc3 Rae8
Despite its appearance this is not a desperation move. It already appeared in PV's two moves earlier. Rather than lose e5, Deep Junior is quite happy to give the exchange in return for temporary initiative. Kasparov's plan of K to a1 and opening the c file is totally counter-intuitive to Junior

18.Nxe8 Rxe8 19.Rhe1 Qb5 20.Nd2 Rc8 21.Kb1 Nf8 22.Ka1 Ng6
Too little, too late. Nothing came out of the Deep Junior's attempts at activity. I was greatly impressed with the way Kasparov handled this part of the game. It looks much more than simple technique, and I'll bet many GM's will get it wrong, especially when reduced to a minute amove

23.Rc1 Ba6 24.b3
Collapse. Deep Junior admits now it is a clear exchange down, and with inferior position to boot

24...cxb3 25.Qxb3 Ra8 26.Qxb5 Bxb5 27.Rc7
Black resigns 1-0