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Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:37 pm

http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by AdminX » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:47 pm

Unbelievable! :D
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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Dayffd » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
Forgive me if I sound a bit dubious, but I am not sure I believe all of the above. :)
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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:03 pm

Dayffd wrote:Forgive me if I sound a bit dubious, but I am not sure I believe all of the above. :)
Does sound rather extraordinary, doesn't it?
The only link in English I can find about him is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andriy_Slyusarchuk
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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by rbarreira » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:05 pm

Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
Wow...

Can he remember to put the toilet seat down if he lives with a woman?

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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Laskos » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:43 pm

Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
Funny. It's humanly impossible. At least the part with 30 million digits of pi is 100% a joke.

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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Albert Silver » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:45 pm

Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
The problem is that the claims would need to be verified, and claiming they *were* verified is even more unbelievable than the claim they were done. Why?

Consider the claim he memorized 30 million PI numbers. It isn't so much that it is impossible, I wont judge that, but how one tests it. For example, as a mere reference, one digit per second, non-stop, 24h in 24, would take 347+ days. And so on.
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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Uri Blass » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:50 pm

Albert Silver wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
The problem is that the claims would need to be verified, and claiming they *were* verified is even more unbelievable than the claim they were done. Why?

Consider the claim he memorized 30 million PI numbers. It isn't so much that it is impossible, I wont judge that, but how one tests it. For example, as a mere reference, one digit per second, non-stop, 24h in 24, would take 347+ days. And so on.
proving that he does not remember 30 million digits of PI is easy

choose 1000 random numbers 1-30,000,000 and test him if he can write the digits in the relevant 1000 places.

If he is going to fail then we have an evidence that he does not remember and if he is not going to fail then he probably cheats by using a computer
because I do not believe that humans can remember the first 30,000,000 digits of pi.

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Re: Rybka 4 beaten blindfold by neurosurgeon

Post by Albert Silver » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:00 am

Uri Blass wrote:
Albert Silver wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:http://www.chessblog.com/2011/04/comput ... eaten.html

This one's for all humanity. Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk, 39 years old, neurosurgeon by profession, has taken on Rybka-4 and beaten him(her/it) blindfold!

Nope, he's not a grandmaster (and doesn't intend to give Vishy Anand any competition). He says, he wanted to display to the world the power of the human mind. What a celebration for all of us!

Andrew was searched thoroughly for any hidden devices before the event. He says, he just learned it all up! He won with white then drew with black to win the match. Incidentally, Andrew plan a simul against 150 Grandmasters. By the way, Andrew specialises in improving memory technologies and knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi.
The problem is that the claims would need to be verified, and claiming they *were* verified is even more unbelievable than the claim they were done. Why?

Consider the claim he memorized 30 million PI numbers. It isn't so much that it is impossible, I wont judge that, but how one tests it. For example, as a mere reference, one digit per second, non-stop, 24h in 24, would take 347+ days. And so on.
proving that he does not remember 30 million digits of PI is easy

choose 1000 random numbers 1-30,000,000 and test him if he can write the digits in the relevant 1000 places.

If he is going to fail then we have an evidence that he does not remember and if he is not going to fail then he probably cheats by using a computer
because I do not believe that humans can remember the first 30,000,000 digits of pi.
Here is the Chessbase version of the news
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