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In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. David Bowman had his problems with HAL, a computer with almost super-human powers of deduction and observation.
Dr. Greg Chamitoff may also have a problem with HAL in this case, Match Director Hal Bogner. During Thursdays live exchange between Chamitoff aboard the International Space Station, and the talented members of the Stevenson Elementary School Chess Club, at the Bellevue Community College, Hal noticed that 4.e3 had been played on Gregs chess board in space.

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It's like a Taj-like glory for Uttar Pradesh. A group of German Indologists has claimed to have resolved the controversy over the origin of chess in favour of Kannauj, a township about 75 km from Kanpur in the state.
Different countries, at some point in time, have been associated with the game's invention including India, China, Persia (Iran), Egypt, Assyria, Arabia, Greece, Ireland and Uzbekistan.
Many countries claim to have invented chess in some incipient form. But the Indologists' group has almost come to the conclusion that chess originated in Kannauj when it was the capital of Maukhari kingdom in the 6th century.
The Maukhari ruler Sharva Varman had gifted the game of 'chaturanga' to his contemporary Persian ruler Khushrau-II in lieu of saltpetre (a variety of gunpowder).

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Chess champion loses to computer
Deep Fritz, the world's leading chess computer, has beaten human counterpart world chess champion Vladimir Kramnik in a six-game battle in Bonn, Germany.
Kramnik said he would like a rematch in a year or two

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