Thirty years! Happy Birthday Fritz (2)

In November 1991 ChessBase launched its first chess playing program for PCs. After a modest start it picked up strength and started challenging the best players in the world. In 1992 the reigning World Champion Garry Kasparov played 35 blitz games, on his notebook, a beta of Fritz 3. He won 31, the computer won four. In 1994 Fritz was equal first with Kasparov in the strongest blitz tournament of all time (17 GMs, Elo average of 2625). In a supreme effort, Garry won the playoff.

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