Friday 31 May 2013

All Kasparov's world is a stage ....

A couple of readers have shared with me a BBC link about a new play based on the Kasparov v Deep Blue match from 1997. It is called The Machine and will premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July. It focuses on Gary Kasparov and Feng-Hsiung Hsu (one of Deep Blue's designers), with chess being "the least important part of the play".
However Kasparov must be in season as there is a second play featuring him, called "The Gambit". This play focuses on his rivalry with Karpov and is currently running at the Bath Fringe Festival.  After that it goes on tour to other venues around the UK.
Of course it is unlikely that many local readers of this blog will get to either event, but if you are in the UK you can find the details of "The Gambit" at

1 comment:

Chris said...

Mate, love how your looking after your UK readers. :)