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Having said that JoseO, now go download Critter 1.6a and try to beat it.
Chess for computers has nothing to do with intelligence, so the fact that a baby is more intelligent that a computer bears no relevance whatsoever.
I can do 54x97 in my head eventually, it might take me couple minutes though, a computer will do it within milliseconds. Chess is the same, they are calculating things that might take us a couple of minutes to spot within seconds merely through brute force calculation of lines, but also through a pretty amazing evaluation function that Houdini 3 has perfected. That's why if you play Houdini on depth 2 in a 1min game it's still going to have a pretty good chance of beating you, because it has such a strong eval function.
It isn't necessary for a computer to be smart to beat you at chess.
Chess is no different.
Yes it is. Chess is not abstract at its root form, otherwise such things as 6-piece tablebases that can play "solved" endgames simply wouldn't be possible. By that alone, it is theoretically possible to solve chess down to the very opening itself. Checkers has already been solved, and here's where "chess is no different" because it's just more complicated, but still a finite board game nonetheless.
With all this of course is you have the top GMs already admitting engines play stronger chess than they do, and they've been saying this for some years now.
But hey, lets keep in mind that skeletor, a 1700 blitzer, can somehow manage to play one of the most brilliant games ever attributed (supposedly) to a human beating Houdini, and at blitz no less! That's all predicated on if you actually buy his story...
Seriously, dude, it's me, and it was blitz. Your waaay too kind. But finally some recognition at least.
We all have heard of the odd game lost by modern engines. I haven't heard of a match lost by one, though.
Eduard Nemeth would have a good chance with his anti-computer style
All these these recorded wins against any engine are Correspondance games when the human is using an engine aswell.
And you know this how?
this is probably what you all want to see :)
No, Nemeth's are blitz games, and he's not using an engine...
well all you need to know is the algorythm of the engine, there are always some criticle cases. Once you know them attack on its weakness. but for that you need to be a programmer and GM as well ;)
I just watched a lecture video from Ben Finegold(St. Louis Chess Club) on You-Tube where he makes a point that when his opponent(a human) is thinking a long time over a move, he invariably makes the wrong move. This is normal time OTB of course, but does having days to ponder over a move give a human an edge? Or is there a point of diminishing return? ie think long think wrong? :)
For once, pfren is well off target.
Humans have no chance against good software/good hardware combinations, at any time control.
All this talk that engines don't understand positional play is simply out of date nonsense.
p.s. I'm willing to back up my assertion.... how about this: I play you (pfren) two games of centaur chess, in which we both use computers. I'm a patzer compared to you OTB but suspect my rig (hardware/software) is superior. Bet you don't even come close to winning a game. Not even close.
LOL, Member account closed
Looks like he closed his account himself.
What was the result of the two centaur games you played against him?
The score was 0-0. He never challenged me.
Did you ever play Daeth? Are they even still around?
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