Has anyone beaten the computer at "Chess"?

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  1. MOFS macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone beaten the compuer at "Chess", that free game that comes with Mac OS X? I used to play chess reguarly, and I was board number one at school (I'm still only 19!) but I still can't beat the computer!:mad: :(
     
  2. iAmAzN macrumors 6502

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    Never have and never will... I suck too much at chess to beat it.;) :D
     
  3. g3ski macrumors member

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    too slow

    at the higher levels, it takes way too long for "Chess" to make a move....not that I could beat it at anythng over say level 4 anyway.
     
  4. job macrumors 68040

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    Nope, I get 0wn3d at chess. ;) :p :D

    Now Solitare, that's another story. :D
     
  5. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    The only chess that I have ever beaten against the computer was on my HP48gx calculator. I used to play it every day during accounting class... When I finally beat the stupid game I almost yelled out... :) Then I caught my composure and remembered where I was. Now I don't have the time or the patience to play against the computer. Well i guess more of the patience...
     
  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    I have, I playied for more than a day, like every hour I made move, analyzed it and moved, it was a hurricane outside and it was last summer, so I did it over a 3 day period...

    It was vverryy hard tho.
     
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  8. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, i'm not exactly sure how i did it, and it was only once, imade a move, and all of a sudden it was like, "you won." i took a screenshot as proof. :)
     
  9. kylos macrumors 6502a

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    I must be missing something. How is that a win?!? Neither king is in check.
     
  10. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    WOW, NICE!

    I wish that happened to me! :)

    Must be some weird error, try to replicate your moves and see if it happens again.
     
  11. beez7777 macrumors 6502a

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    honestly, i have no idea. it surprised me as much as it's confusing you. i figured i might as well take a screen shot for kicks, it's never gonna happen again. :D
     
  12. job macrumors 68040

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    Photoshop FAKE!!!! ;) :p :D :D :D

    Hehehe, either way that's pretty cool.
     
  13. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Beat it once, saved it to gloat, and haven't touched it since. Better to walk off into the sunset a winnah!:D
     
  14. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    Apple's version of Chess is the most unstable ever. Make a few moves, go back before the computer finishes thinking, make another, then repeat. You'll crash it or lock it up very easily.

    And, no, I haven't beaten it.

    A better version of Chess is located here.
     
  15. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    I've beat it several times. Then again, I used to tutor chess when I was 13... so...
     
  16. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Wtf... I tested it anddd... [​IMG]
     
  17. cb911 macrumors 601

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    sweet!!! i might be able to finally beat "Chess" if i can find that secret combination of moves... :D


    also on a Chess related note... does anyone know if there is a "Battle Chess 3D" for Mac. i think something like that is on PC, but i've never gotten around to playing it. it would be good if i could play it on PC.
     
  18. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I believe that there was a version of Battle Chess for Mac, although it was originally released by Electronic Arts on Amiga around 1987, and later, for the PC. I believe that Westwood Studios was the original development house.

    If you're interested, you can find the secrets of Mac OS X's chess game by looking at the source code for GNU Chess.
     
  19. springscansing macrumors 6502a

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    I had Battle Chess on my IIgs. Yes it was out for Mac as well.
     
  20. mattmack macrumors 6502a

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    Ive never had it crash on me but then i haven't been that close to winning
     
  21. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    Have you played the chess game Freeverse bundled with all those board games? The bundle that everyone with .mac could download? Now that is a slow, pathetic wreck. I beat it on the hardest level the first time, and the interface was quite annoying in its draggyness.
     
  22. Gymnut macrumors 68000

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    Sore loser

    There have been instances where I've been up in pieces and triumph imminent, but the spinning beachball of death appeared. Think the program can't stand losing so it feigns a crash.
     
  23. scem0 macrumors 604

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    hehe - Ive tried and tried and tried.....

    But it isn't like playing my sisters who aren't exactly the best players. ;)

    So in short - [​IMG]
     
  24. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    don't you mean... [​IMG]
     

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