did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

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Uri Blass
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did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by Uri Blass » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am

https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus

It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it.

I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later ages(did not try above 9)

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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by BrendanJNorman » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 am

Uri Blass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am
https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus

It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it.

I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later ages(did not try above 9)
A gimmick is a novel device or idea designed primarily to attract attention or increase appeal, often with little intrinsic value. When applied to retail marketing, it is a unique or quirky feature designed to make a product or service "stand out" from its competitors.
Play Magnus is a blatant marketing gimmick and nothing more.

Just my opinion.

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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by Albert Silver » Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:55 pm

Uri Blass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am
https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus

It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it.

I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later ages(did not try above 9)
He did play that poorly inasmuch as I seem to recall he only learned the game at age 5 and initially showed little interest in it.
"Tactics are the bricks and sticks that make up a game, but positional play is the architectural blueprint."

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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by Uri Blass » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:59 pm

Albert Silver wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Uri Blass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am
https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus

It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it.

I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later ages(did not try above 9)
He did play that poorly inasmuch as I seem to recall he only learned the game at age 5 and initially showed little interest in it.
I am sure that he played poorly but I tend to believe he still played better than a random mover and I do not see magnus in the application do it.
Even if I play stupid moves that lose pieces by a simple capture magnus at age 5 by the application usually does not capture them(and not something like capture them in half of the cases that is also a very poor level).

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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by Werewolf » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:07 pm

The application seems to get quite a lot stronger at age 10 and above

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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by Ovyron » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:55 am

BrendanJNorman wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 am
Play Magnus is a blatant marketing gimmick and nothing more.
Looks like Magnus sold out as he advertises the app and plays against it on videos and stuff.
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Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

Post by MikeB » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:35 am

Uri Blass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Albert Silver wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Uri Blass wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am
https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus

It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it.

I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later ages(did not try above 9)
He did play that poorly inasmuch as I seem to recall he only learned the game at age 5 and initially showed little interest in it.
I am sure that he played poorly but I tend to believe he still played better than a random mover and I do not see magnus in the application do it.
Even if I play stupid moves that lose pieces by a simple capture magnus at age 5 by the application usually does not capture them(and not something like capture them in half of the cases that is also a very poor level).
..it's just a game the are trying to monetize - historical accuracy , no that was not in the plans , plus who really wants to lose to 5 year old 8>O, be thankful if it doesn't have any bugs ...

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