A Poker Battle Against A Computer On this day in 1997, Garry Kasparov, the world's top chess player, played IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. Now, poker players are trying something similar, and they're winning.

A Poker Battle Against A Computer

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Last night, Mayweather and Pacquiao - big fight - blah, blah, blah - who cares? Humans fight humans all the time. But 18 years ago today, a really interesting face off - world chess champion Garry Kasparov versus supercomputer Deep Blue.


GARRY KASPAROV: It's a machine, and, you know, they're stupid.

RATH: Famous last words - the machine won. But there is hope for humanity - for right now, in Pittsburgh, professional poker players are competing against another computer. And so far, they're winning.


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