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It's not possibel to ruin the game of chess. Cheaters ruin themselves, not the game. The game will endure.
I don't know of any sci-fi reading, gifted (pardon the redundancy) adolescents who didn't love Stranger in a Strange Land (myself included). It told us weird smart people that we might be "different" in a "good" way.(what a relief!).... and didn't you love the word "grok?"
cheaters dont play chess ;-) they cheat.
computers will improve the chessskill if u use them right.
in games like online chess you could use computers ofcourse,but its another kind of chess in the tradition of chess by mail. in that tradition you could use books too to examine how to play the game.
sure cheaters will be caught by good programs that analyse moves of players. cheaters dont understand chess at all .chess is only a nice game if u play it right.computers will change, humans will change we call that evolution, how we we change, thats up to us humans.
chess is a game , u can learn how to play it or cheat.
I am playing a correspondence game with a 1100 guy from Chile (in another website), and I ask him:
"Which part of the game do you prefer to study?, openings, tactics, strategy?"
And he answered:
"That division is something of the past, nowadays you just need to know how to use the different kinds of chess software"
It's like PED's and cycling. If anyone is aware of what is going on the cycling World and how it's Champions, past and present, have all been tainted with doping scandals. Not least of all Lance Armstrong. Chess has its own Borislav Ivanov, although he hasn't been proven guilty, so the drama continues this doesn't mean however, cheating aided by the convenience, capability and ease of use with today's technology will one way or another ruin Chess. All it takes is someone from the elite players to be caught and the damage would be severe. Before anyone would know it Grandmasters would spring up like mushrooms all over the world and the prestige and respectability of being a GM would diminish or disappear altogether. On the bright side I might make it as a titled player, LOL!
I really do enjoy it when people actually come up with "the bright side" here. So what if some people cheat? It's only a game, for Pete's sake!
(I look forward to your comments: ! ... )
Plus technology is neutral at it's core. It can be used for good (i.e. significantly advancing opening theory and endgame understanding) or evil (cheating). If anything ruins the game of chess it will be chess players.
Fischer said chess was ruined already, well before the internet. That is why he invented 960, to save chess from itself.
Fischer said a lot of things. Doesn't make them all true. He thought the Russians were reading his thoughts through the fillings in his teeth.....He was good at one thing. Playing chess. That doesn't give him some prescient knowledge of future events.
Der der der. I mentioned nothing of how technology would be stealing the souls of human beings. I only mentioned the soul of the game of chess as it applies to how people who play the game seem to be so damned dependant on it in order to become the first "perfect" chess player the world has ever seen or something like that.
Fischer also stated that America is seen as a football country, a baseball country.... but no one sees America as an intellectual country. Fischer was as American as they came back in his day. He was just grossly and overly misunderstood.
please dont quote B fisher ..yes he was a great chessplayer a long time ago but his paranoia and racist remarks vs jews... it seems better try to quote carlson now lol that young chess champ is amazing. he played a draw vs kasparov when he was 13??? sure fisher is the only american worldchesschampion ever but he was a nasty bitch as a person even with chess and should have said sorry to the world before he died in 2008
Just because Fischer said a lot of very stupid things doesn't mean that, occasionally, he didnt get something right. Case in point.
A different view on the fair match hypothesis. What happens if you are evenly matched and you win most games? And then you play a "cheater", you learn something new, yet lose? Which was more beneficial, winning or losing and learning something? Additionally, is chess an activity with some tangible goal such as paying rent/mortgage, or is it a game? If it is a game, inherent in that game is some benefit? To me pushing the pieces around is good training for the unconscious, which influences my decision making. It is irrelevant how the opponent is making the moves, just make them. Even if I lose I still am obtaining a tangible benefit. As the game goes on, pieces disappear and space is gained, which is a very freeing feeling and especially valuable if you live in a city that is claustrophic. As the pieces disappear I feel that I also disappear and go somewhere else.
B fisher said a lot but kasparov played vs computers so if anyone could say something about that its him or try kramnik who played vs deep fritz in 2006 and lost 2 vs 4
but does a computer kill chess? i dont think it does it only can be very frustrating to loose from a machine.
but as computers develop new skills they still are invented by humans.
it could be that humans can be reinvented now themselves too ! science changes the world so now we got strong computers but soon we can have humans wearing upgrades connected to their brains too! or we even can change genes. where it leads?i guess noone can tell. in the future will human still be human or maybe cyborgs?
watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU1-YFbAifA
so if humans change will chess change?
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