Tag Archives: Chess

November 25, 1988

On November 25, 1988 American Chess Master William John Donaldson and Soviet Chess Master Elena Akhmilovskaya shocked the Chess world by marrying at the Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece, and immediately eloped to the United States. They divorced approximately one … Continue reading

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August 7, 2014

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1970, the first North American Computer Chess Championship (NACCC) was held in New York City. This was a tournament which had computer compete against computer to determine the eventually electronic winner. No humans were … Continue reading

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May 11, 1997

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1997 Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep Blue and it was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion human player. … Continue reading

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