Game Over Kasparov and the Machine Review

Game Over Kasparov and the Machine Review
Game Over Kasparov and the Machine

Hi and welcome to my Game Over Kasparov and the Machine review.

Dive into the world of chess conspiracy theory with this unique documentary Game Over Kasparov and the Machine. This movie documents the historic chess match between Kasparov and Deep Blue. Get a look at behind the scene from Kasparov’s perspective. Watch as the greatest player in the world plays the most advanced chess engine man has ever created.  I enjoyed all of suspicion and paranoia in this chess movie. I found the subject to be quite fascinating as well. Did IBM somehow cheat one of the greatest minds the world has ever seen for financial gain?

The camera work as well as the soundtrack might not be the best. Also, the documentary will probably leave you with some unanswered questions. I wish there would have been a bit more of investigative type journalism to try to get at the truth. IBM did have a lot of security and this might have made the task quite hard. Due to all the extra security it does leave you more suspicious. But this is in no way Kasparov’s fault. He played wonderful chess against a quite amazing opponent. The  special features of the DVD contain all the games between Kasparov and Deep Blue. which I thought was a nice touch.

In conclusion I wouldn’t say to rush out and buy this DVD is you haven’t seen it yet. If you do like chess documentaries or are a fan of Kasparov you should definitely see it. Try to rent it or buy a used version if you get the chance.  Finally I would say that they definitely don’t make many chess documentaries like this one, yet I was quite entertained and enjoyed the suspense. I also enjoyed seeing the complexities of the daily chess life of Garry Kasparov. I hope you have enjoyed my Game Over Kasparov and the Machine Review.

Searching for Bobby Fischer Review

Searching for Bobby Fischer Review
Searching for Bobby Fischer

Hi and welcome to my Searching for Bobby Fischer review.

This movie starring Max Pomeranc and Joe Mantegna was release by Paramount Pictures in 1993. This movie is 109 minutes long, is rated PG and was based on a book by Fred Waitzkin, Josh’s Father.

Other than the title this movie is not much about Bobby Fischer at all. That does not take away anything from this movie and it is a good chess movie. This is a chess movie about the young chess career of Joshua Waitzkin. It follows his chess training from a young age as well as his competitive play. Follow the father and son team as they move up the chess competition ranks. The New York movie sets are really good, the story flows well and acting is great. I remember watching this as a child and it inspired me to play more chess and to find out all I could about Bobby Fischer. This movie can show the downfalls of early competitive chess while also seeing the ups and downs.

If you are curious about Joshua Waitzkin, you can find him teaching lessons in the Chessmaster series for the PC.  He was found out by Bruce Pandolfini at age 6 playing chess in a New York City park. Joshua Waitzkin became a National Master at age 13 and International Master at age sixteen. Waitzin no longer plays competitive chess and  instead focuses on martial arts.

In conclusion, I would say that if you haven’t watch this movie yet, watch it if you get a chance. This is a great family friendly movie and also enjoyable by non chess players. I really enjoyed watching this movie, have watched it multiple times and would enjoy watching it yet again. Thank you for reading and I hope that you have enjoyed my Searching for Bobby Fischer review.