Mac wins international computer Chess tourney

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    Sharewaredemon

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    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
     
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    ham_man

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    So we have Macs that can play Chess and drive cars? What can't they do?!?!
     
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    nagromme

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?

    i_b_joshua
     
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    Maybe the first "ran" was supposed to be "developed".
     
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    watch out deep blue! first cars, then chess, then the world!!!! MUH HA HA HA!!!............................................... sorry
     

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