Chess Question

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by vdm10, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. vdm10 macrumors newbie

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    I just finished watching Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, and am just wondering if current chess grandmasters are beating current chess programs?
     
  2. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    Chess programs can only have improved, whereas chess champions stay pretty much the same.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Not anymore. Game algorithms are improved over time, and the processing power for programs gets exponentially greater and better. Humans only improve on an algebraic form, not going to happen.
     
  4. vdm10 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies, it's really an interesting story.
     
  5. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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  6. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    Nope... The last hope was in 2006 when Kramnik lost to deep fritz.

    Kramnik played a six-game match against the computer program Deep Fritz in Bonn, Germany from 25 November to 5 December 2006, losing 2-4 to the machine, with 2 losses and 4 draws. He received 500,000 Euros for playing and would have received another 500,000 Euros had he won the match. Deep Fritz version 10 ran on a computer containing two Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs. Kramnik received a copy of the program in mid-October for testing, but the final version included an updated opening book.[20] Except for limited updates to the opening book, the program was not allowed to be changed during the course of the match. The endgame tablebases used by the program were restricted to five pieces[21] even though a complete six-piece tablebase is widely available.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Perhaps chess grandmasters should take up Go instead, before silicon bullies everyone off that board as well.
     

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