Deep Blue vs. Gary Kasparov 1996 Game 6

Position after:

(808506) Kasparov,G (2795) - Comp Deep Blue [D30]
Philadelphia m Philadelphia (6), 1996

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c6 3.c4 e6 4.Nbd2 Nf6 5.e3 c5 6.b3 Nc6 7.Bb2 cxd4 8.exd4 Be7 9.Rc1 0-0 10.Bd3 Bd7 11.0-0 Nh5 12.Re1 Nf4 13.Bb1 Bd6 14.g3 Ng6 15.Ne5 Rc8 16.Nxd7 Qxd7 17.Nf3 Bb4 18.Re3 Rfd8 19.h4 Nge7 20.a3 Ba5 21.b4 Bc7 22.c5 Re8 23.Qd3 g6 24.Re2 Nf5 25.Bc3 h5 26.b5 Nce7 27.Bd2 Kg7 28.a4 Ra8 29.a5 a6 30.b6 Bb8 31.Bc2 Nc6 32.Ba4 Re7 33.Bc3 Ne5 34.dxe5 Qxa4 35.Nd4 Nxd4 36.Qxd4 Qd7 37.Bd2 Re8 38.Bg5 Rc8 39.Bf6+ Kh7 40.c6 bxc6 41.Qc5 Kh6 42.Rb2 Qb7 43.Rb4 And the Deep Blue team reseigned for the machine. Why did Black resign? IM Malcolm Pein explained this on the Internet: "Black has four pieces left plus his king. The rook on a8 and the bishop on b8 cannot move. If the queen on b7 moves it allows b7, winning a rook. If the rook on c8 moves White can play Qxc6, forcing an exchange of queens. After that there are many ways to win, the most prosaic being double on the c file and play Rc8. So we are left with Kh7! The simplest way then is Qe7 Qxe7 Bxe7 threatening b7 and if Rc8-e8 then b7 Ra7 Bc5 etc. Note that had Kasparov left his rook on b2 Black would have ...Bxe5 gaining a tempo." 1-0

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