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A Poker Battle Against A Computer

On this day in 1997, Garry Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.

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Corrected: May 5, 2015 at 12:00 AM EDT
In a previous Web version of this story, we incorrectly state that Boris Kasparov played Deep Blue in 1997. In fact, it was Garry Kasparov.