CHESS UPDATE….The fifth game of

CHESS UPDATE….The fifth game of the match between Garry Kasparov and Deep Junior ended in a draw. Kasparov was playing white but couldn’t pull out a win.

The match score is now tied 2.5-2.5 and Deep Junior will be playing white in the final game. The last time this happened (against Deep Blue in 1997), Kasparov melted down and lost the match in spectacular fashion. It’s not likely he’ll repeat that performance, but it’s also unlikely he’ll win. Best bet: the match ends up tied 3-3, with a small likelihood (30%?) that Kasparov caves in under pressure and allows Deep Junior to pull out a victory.

Game 6 is on Friday.