December 2, 2006

Kramnik and Fritz draw game 4

Vladimir Kramnik and Deep Fritz played to a 54 move draw yesterday in what is turning out to be a rather predictable contest. Counting aside Kramnik's blunder in game 2 -- a game that most likely would have ended in a draw -- it appears that Kramnik cannot figure out how to defeat Fritz, and Fritz cannot figure out how to breach Kramnik's brilliant defenses. Chessbase provides an analysis of game 4.

This tournament will most likely end with Fritz the winner (due to Kramnik's loss), but it appears that computers still cannot consistently defeat the human grandmasters, but the grandmasters cannot muster any kind of winning strategy.

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