The Machine OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    September 4, 2013
    Closing:
    September 18, 2013

    Theater: Park Avenue Armory / 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY, 10021

    Synopsis: 

    In 1997, Garry Kasparov, one of the greatest grandmasters the chess world has ever produced, arrived in New York City for the match of his life. He was playing against Deep Blue, conceived by IBM as the most powerful super-computer on the planet. What started as a bid by IBM to raise its profile and stock price became a historic encounter that pitted Kasparov against Deep Blue and its creator Doctor Hsu, a genius in his own right with a lifelong dedication to the game.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Machine

    Analyzing the Moves of a King Garry Kasparov Faces Deep Blue in ‘The Machine’

    Ben Brantley

    September 8, 2013: In “The Machine,” which opened on Friday night at the Park Avenue Armory, the element of surprise is confined almost exclusively to a small board at the center of a very large space. It’s a chess board, and even audience members unfamiliar with the game played on it will gather that startling things are happening on this little square inhabited by barely visible wooden figures.

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