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by bob
Fri May 11, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

It's a foregone conclusion that Deep Blue wasn't very strong, clearly weaker than today's top engines, and that Kasparov could have played much better. Psychology definitely played a large role in that match. "wasn't very strong" yet it blew away every program 10 years ago. Sort of a "self-contradi...
by bob
Fri May 11, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

It's a foregone conclusion that Deep Blue wasn't very strong, clearly weaker than today's top engines, and that Kasparov could have played much better. Psychology definitely played a large role in that match. "wasn't very strong" yet it blew away every program 10 years ago. Sort of a "self-contradi...
by bob
Fri May 11, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

It's a foregone conclusion that Deep Blue wasn't very strong, clearly weaker than today's top engines, and that Kasparov could have played much better. Psychology definitely played a large role in that match. "wasn't very strong" yet it blew away every program 10 years ago. Sort of a "self-contradi...
by bob
Fri May 11, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

It's a foregone conclusion that Deep Blue wasn't very strong, clearly weaker than today's top engines, and that Kasparov could have played much better. Psychology definitely played a large role in that match. "wasn't very strong" yet it blew away every program 10 years ago. Sort of a "self-contradi...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

The thing that most amazes me is that supposedly Kasparov claims he has never been able to look at the deep blue logs. Even though they were (and still are) available on the web. I could email 'em to him if he would shut that claim up. :) Those logs have a problem. The logs on the ibm web site have...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

It's a foregone conclusion that Deep Blue wasn't very strong, clearly weaker than today's top engines, and that Kasparov could have played much better. Psychology definitely played a large role in that match. "wasn't very strong" yet it blew away every program 10 years ago. Sort of a "self-contradi...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Comments on Lisp
Replies: 15
Views: 10875

Re: Comments on Lisp

You can do more with Haskell in one line of code than any other language that I have seen so far. APL has them all beat for potential brevity. Example: a chess program in three lines. (Didn't play very well, though.) On the referenced file, my favorite quote is "Lisp is like taking the red pill." B...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Comments on Lisp
Replies: 15
Views: 10875

Re: Comments on Lisp

See: http://lispers.org/ I will go there and read as I am interested in Lisp, however, after downloading the mathematical language Haskell and reading all about it I am sold on it. It has most of the speed of c and as much expressive power of Lisp. The learning curve for Haskell is going to be very...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news article
Replies: 50
Views: 22769

Re: 10th aniversery of deep blue win: interesting news artic

Check it out http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070506/BUSINESS01/705060346/1066/BUSINESS01 here is an interesting quote from that article- "Chess isn't on the radar of computer science challenges anymore, he said, as the focus has turned to new technologies, like Google." \...
by bob
Thu May 10, 2007 12:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: couple of test positions
Replies: 6
Views: 2667

Re: couple of test positions

This is an interesting tactical position, from Gavrikov-Akesson, Excelsior Cup 2004: [D] r4r1k/p4ppp/bpq5/2b1P2Q/4R3/1B1p4/PP1B1PPP/3R2K1 w - - according to a comment on chesssgames.com, Gavrikov missed the move Bd5 here (which I have verified is signficantly better than the next-best Rg4). Crafty ...