The Machine archiveIn 1997, GARRY KASPAROV, the world's greatest chess player, arrived in New York City for the biggest match of his life. His opponent wasn't a fellow Grandmaster but a faceless super-computer: Deep Blue, built by tech giant IBM. The match was IBM's bid to raise its profile and its stock price. An international celebrity and the undisputed master of his art, Kasparov came to America for freedom and glory. What he didn't expect to confront was the lifelong dedication of another man, Deep Blue's wunderkind inventor Dr Feng- Hsiung Hsu. Both geniuses, they staked their reputations on the tournament. What followed was one of the most compelling stories of our time. Running time: approx. 120mins


Hadley Fraser (Garry Kasparov), Francesca Annis (Clara Kasparov), Lorenzo Allchurch, Antonia Bernath, Cornelius Booth, Nicholas Croucher, Daniel Harries, Rob Lines, David Mumeni, Phil Nichol, John Ramm, Lucille Sharp, Brian Sills, Trevor White


Author: Matt Charman
Producer: Manchester International Festival
Director(s): Josie Rourke, Alastair Coomer (CDG - casting)
Design: Lucy Osborne
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Ian Dickinson
Choreographer: Jonathan Watkins
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