Video game technology has contributed to such monumental events as the Deep Blue Chess Competition. In 1997 IBM challenged then-current world chess champion Garry Kasparov to a match against the company's deep parallel supercomputer Deep Blue, to test the abilities of modern artificial intelligence. The entire match and a subsequent rematch were played online in real time.
Deep Blue won game six of the second match and defeated Kasparov before a hugely impressed global community. This pitting of man against a machine with a massive parallel search system matched a human being who makes perhaps two chess moves each second against an opponent who makes a quarter billion chess position decisions every second.