David N. Snyder wrote:Good idea. I'll add some now.
retrofuturist wrote:But which is the Top 10 player and which is the opponent?
David N. Snyder wrote:Kasparov was the first sitting World Champion to play a match against a chess super computer. The computer programs could analyze millions of moves per second, but Kasparov could still beat the best programs the best computer engineers could produce. This perhaps shows the human potential with the power of creativity and imagination that no computer could match. Although in recent years the computers have become so strong that even the best are having difficulty beating them now.
Human-computer chess matches
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This article documents the progress of significant Human-computer chess matches.
Chess computers were first able to beat strong chess players in the late 1980s. Their most famous success was the victory of Deep Blue over then World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, but there was some controversy over whether the match conditions favored the computer.
In 2002-2003 three human-computer matches were drawn. But whereas Deep Blue was a specialized machine, these were chess programs running on commercially available computers.
After convincing victories in two matches in 2005 and 2006, it appears that chess programs can now defeat even the strongest chess players.
Kim O'Hara wrote:Kasparov lost to the most advanced programme of its day running on the most advanced computer of its day, but a programme running on a mobile phone now competes successfully at grandmaster level.
fig tree wrote:My impression is that human beings do better against machines when we get accustomed to their strengths and weaknesses.
fig tree wrote: Probably by now the best chess machines would beat the best people, but it would be nice to see how it would go if a program were implemented, then played over a course of time against people (without its designers adjusting it by hand between games).
You are being a bit too kind. He became an anti-Semite whack-job.David N. Snyder wrote:
Fischer is not placed at the top of my version of this list because of his poor attitudes, unfriendliness, and because he refused to defend his title after winning in 1975.
tiltbillings wrote:You are being a bit too kind. He became an anti-Semite whack-job.
Modus.Ponens wrote:I heard that Fischer had Asperger's syndrome, which explains his poor social skills and (partly) his talent as a chess player.
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