Whoa... I beat Chess

arcobb

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Feb 3, 2005
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I won a chess game in Tiger! First time ever!... and a second to boot. Seems like the easy to "faster" to “stronger” settings actually mean something now! Before I never ever won a game

Maybe this is one of those 200 features we keep hearing about!?
 

killuminati

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Dec 6, 2004
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I never knew that there was a chess game.

i just searched for it in my finder and I found chess application support, chess speakable items, and chess.plist but I couldnt find the actual app?
 

Balin64

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Jul 23, 2002
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I want a screenshot!

Seriously:

Congratulations.

I've had Chess in check many times but I have never beat it. :eek:

Maybe I should take another crack at it!

Does anyone else prefer the Jaguar version of Chess? The Panther version was too showy in my opinion...
 

Balin64

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Jul 23, 2002
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killuminati said:
I never knew that there was a chess game.

i just searched for it in my finder and I found chess application support, chess speakable items, and chess.plist but I couldnt find the actual app?

hi:

it's in your applications folder. Simple as that!
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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I wonder how Kasparov would do against Tiger Chess on the hardest settings.
 

Doctor Q

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Lacero said:
I wonder how Kasparov would do against Tiger Chess on the hardest settings.
He'd blow chess.app out of the water. The Mac would be asking for mercy before you know it. It still takes a specialized computer system, programmed by people who have studied chess-playing computers in research labs and analyzed past games, and with years spent optimizing, to beat the best human chess players in any consistent way. Computers get faster faster than humans get faster, so someday the computer in your wristwatch will be able to beat any human at chess, but as of today chess.app ain't there yet.
 

ksz

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Oct 28, 2003
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As I recall, Kasparov finally lost to Deep Thought or one of its successors. It was not an easy victory for the machine; Kasparov, I think, succumbed to fatigue during the long matches. If he were younger he may have beaten it soundly. However, Kasparov acknowledged that the best computer programs will begin to defeat the best human players consistently within 5 years, turning chess into a "solved problem." Will that reduce chess to a mere mathematical algorithm, a solvable problem, and rob the fun out of the game? Once we figuresd out that tic tac toe can always end in draw or Rubik's cube can always be solved in a programmatic way, we lost interest in those games. Kasparov has publicly wondered whether that might happen to his beloved game as well.
 

Josias

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Mar 10, 2006
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Sorry to brag and revive an old thread, but unless you guys hadn't upgraded to Tiger at the time, and Panthers chess was smarter, I think I'm very good at Chess. I just beat it on hardest in 7 minutes. Wiped out his every piece on the board, except the king. How come?
 

beatsme

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Oct 6, 2005
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I won a chess game in Tiger! First time ever!... and a second to boot. Seems like the easy to "faster" to “stronger” settings actually mean something now! Before I never ever won a game

Maybe this is one of those 200 features we keep hearing about!?
congratulations :D

I'm a fairly competent chess player (or so I think :rolleyes: ), and I reliably get my @ss thoroughly kicked.
 

XnavxeMiyyep

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Mar 27, 2003
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To my knowledge, Chess in Tiger, at least at the lowest difficulty, is not as difficult as Chess in Panther or Jaguar. They probably realized it was slaughtering all the average Chess players (like me) and decided to give us a break.
 

sysiphus

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May 7, 2006
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Congrats...always fun to win. But as previously stated, it was a better challenge in pervious versions of X. I almost wish I could run an older version on my MBP so I could have a challenge again...
 

mcshyd

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Nov 20, 2006
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I Just beat mac chess on OSX 10.4.8 on the strongest setting, and i'm a little disappointed. I realized that if i open with the kings pawn and go into an early queen gambit, the computer takes it, every time. This leaves me with early control of the center, along with better positioning of my knights. I started at the easiest setting, and kept going up in increments. I figured I would continue to play at the level that beat me first. except, it never did. BOO. I didn't pay 2500 dollars for a computer thats more of an idiot than I am.
 

mcshyd

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Nov 20, 2006
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I played white with the regular settings. Perhaps I should try one of the variants...

Do you know how the variants change the gameplay?

Satty, you down for a game?