Deep Fritz Chess Final is tommorrow

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  1. peter2002 macrumors 6502

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    Man and computer in chess cliff-hanger

    The man-versus-machine chess duel is set for a dramatic finish on Saturday with world champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia and the computer Deep Fritz tied 3.5-3.5 after seven games.

    Kramnik, 27, offered a draw after his 28th move on Thursday at the tournament at Manama in the Gulf state of Bahrain.

    Deep Fritz, a German-developed computer, can evaluate 3.5 million moves per second. But Kramnik was allowed to practise against it for two weeks before the contest.

    The match is a sequel to the 1997 contest in which Deep Blue, an IBM computer, defeated then world champion Gary Kasparov.

    If he wins Saturday's decider, Kramnik will get $1m, while a draw will earn him $700,000 and a defeat $500,000.
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Deep Fritz Chess Final is tommorrow

    So I imagine he didn't really have much of a decision to make on whether he was going to play or not, eh?

    Any one know if Kramnik is a moody as Kasparov?
     
  3. job macrumors 68040

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    Damn...

    500K for losing...

    Hell, I never knew chess players had such rich lifestyles...

    Guess that caviar does not come cheap.. ;) :D
     
  4. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Anyone here ever see the Luzin Defense? Very cool movie, very sad, but an interesting look into the world of competition chess.
     
  5. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. What's up with all the news/current events thread Peter? CNN.com works fine on my computer. There also is a thread called current events. Just wondering, because it seems like community discussion is littered with news articles.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

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    The Deep Fritz vs. Vladimir Kramnik match is over. Result: a 4-4 draw.

    Game 1: draw
    Game 2: Kramnik
    Game 3: Kramnik
    Game 4: draw
    Game 5: Fritz
    Game 6: Fritz
    Game 7: draw
    Game 8: draw

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