Perhaps most famously, in 1997 he hit the headlines when he became the chess consultant for IBM´s Deep Blue computer, which made history by beating World Champion Garry Kasparov in an epic encounter.
In American Grandmaster , Benjamin takes the reader on a journey through chess adventures spanning more than thirty years. Tracing through his own career, from being a prodigy in the "Fischer boom" era thorough to an experienced Grandmaster with many titles, Benjamin is in a unique position to highlight the major changes that have occurred both in US and international chess throughout the last four decades.
This book includes:
- Instructive annotations of his favourite games
- Anecdotes and reflections from thirty years of US and worldwide chess events
- New perspectives on the legendary Kasparov-Deep Blue match
- Insights into how Grandmasters earn their living
- A deep look into the current major issues of chess