View Full Version : Mac wins international computer Chess tourney

Jul 21, 2005, 08:34 AM
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Jul 21, 2005, 09:27 AM
So this is based on Mac Chess?
That doesn't surprise me, I'm sure they could just have these people (or computers? I'm not sure I understood the article) play Mac Chess and they would loose.

:D :D

Jul 21, 2005, 09:41 AM
So we have Macs that can play Chess and drive cars? What can't they do?!?!

Jul 21, 2005, 11:32 AM
It's not the bundled OS X Chess. It's a Windows consumer chess app called Shredder. They ported it over, and for the first time, used a Mac in a competition. Switchers of a sort? :)

The game will be available for Mac users to obtain, too. With lower difficulty settings available, luckily! And a chess coach.

Jul 21, 2005, 03:59 PM
apple's chess is based on an open-source engine called sjeng. it's not that powerful, any strong player or good mac chess program can beat it.

Jul 21, 2005, 10:48 PM
Did anyone understand exactly what this meant: "The software was run on a PowerBook G4, but in competition ran on a 2.7Ghz Power Mac G5."

What does the G4 have to do with it if the G5 was used in the competition?


Jul 23, 2005, 03:26 PM
Maybe the first "ran" was supposed to be "developed".

Jul 24, 2005, 09:12 AM
watch out deep blue! first cars, then chess, then the world!!!! MUH HA HA HA!!!............................................... sorry