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Mikhail Botvinnik vs MK V S S (Computer)
"Robotvinnik" (game of the day Aug-10-2017)
Simultaan Duitsland (1982), simultaan Duitsland
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack (B51)  ·  1-0


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Dec-03-04  Knight13: It plays like a 2200 rated computer. Every IM or GM can beat this computer for sure.
Dec-03-04  Spassky69: I'm thinking more around 2000. I think I could crush it.
Dec-03-04  sandyobrien: yeah, about 2000.
Dec-03-04  Knight13: I don't think I could crush it but I am sure I can play a draw on this computer, if it's rated 2000. It's year 1982. The computers won't very strong.
Dec-04-04  erasmus: Anybody could crush this computer. All you need is a hammer.
Dec-04-04  Knight13: <erasmus: Anybody could crush this computer. All you need is a hammer.> What we mean is that we beat it easily, not crushing in reality. ;)
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  BishopBerkeley: With this game, Mikhail Botvinnik becomes the earliest former World Chess Champion to play Chess against a computer (at least, according to our database). Robert James Fischer had played against a computer earlier, but he was a later champion:

Fischer vs Greenblatt (Computer), 1977

(with two more games against Greenblatt)

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Mar-08-07  aazqua: Ouch. This computer looks like complete crap. Its hard to believe this thing is master strength.
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  Benzol: Have Smyslov or Spassky played m/any games against computers?
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  Domdaniel: As a pioneer of chess programming, Botvinnik must have played earlier games against computers. Perhaps not under formal conditions though.
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  Marmot PFL: <simultaan Duitsland 1982> Were the other players humans or computers?
May-27-11  BobCrisp: <Botvinnik> talked a good game but his own computer chess researches never got much beyond the drawing board:


Aug-10-17  borabc: Who submitted this pun ?
It's so bad ( good )
Aug-10-17  WorstPlayerEver: "Simultaan Duitsland" sounds pretty Dutch to me.
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  DarthStapler: Another pun of mine!
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  offramp: <WorstPlayerEver: "Simultaan Duitsland" sounds pretty Dutch to me.>

Duitsland is the Dutch word for Germany. A Dutch reporter must have sneaked into Germany and secretly recorded the game score, probably on a hidden micro-camera.

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  offramp: Max Euwe was still playing in 1980 & 1981. I would have thought that he would have played a chess computer if he was given the chance. However, if he did then there is no record of it.
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  Sneaky: There was a time when if you attended a simul with a computer handy, and explained you'd like the GM to play the computer, they welcomed you with open arms. Not only was it a novelty, besides, everybody knew that the best computer could be trounced by a 2000 player.

These days if you tried that, I think it would be frowned upon.

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  whiteshark: related <Quote of the Day>

"I personally programmed the computer for chess months ago. I gave the machine an understanding of the game equal to my own. The computer cannot make an error. And, assuming that I do not either, the best that could normally be hoped for would be stalemate after stalemate."

-- Spock

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  Marmot PFL: < Max Euwe was still playing in 1980 & 1981.>

I was in a tournament in 1981 when they announced his death and had a moment of silence before the games started.

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  morfishine: What's the point of this low quality crapola of a game?
Aug-10-17  RookFile: Black could have safely resigned somewhere around move 16.
Aug-10-17  RookFile: I take it The Turk doesn't count as a computer? :)
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