|Sep-27-05|| ||BishopBerkeley: This appears to be the first game in our database, perhaps the first game in history, in which a sitting World Chess Champion plays Chess against a computer!|
Though Robert James Fischer had played against a computer earlier
Fischer vs Greenblatt (Computer), 1977
I don't think that anyone other than himself (and maybe Greenblatt (Computer) ) regarded him as the present World Champion.
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|Sep-27-05|| ||fgh: Nice attack :-)|
|Sep-27-05|| ||Happypuppet: These were still the days when humans beat the snot out of computers... but that's gone now. :(|
|Sep-27-05|| ||korger: <These were still the days when humans beat the snot out of computers...>|
Pardon me, but this game hardly qualifies as "beating the snot out of a comp." It was Karpov who made mistake after mistake in this game (which is very unusual of him, I wonder if he was drunk or something). At move 32, the computer stood distinctively better, and was well on its way to win the game (like 32... ♕b8 33. ♘e7+ ♔h7 34. ♗e4+ f5 35. ♕xb8 ♖fxb8 36. gxf5 ♗f7 etc.) Instead, it must have blown a circuit, or what else could have caused the colossal blunder 32... Rfd8?? In any case, impressive performance from that early computer, but the finale should have been much better.
|Sep-27-05|| ||THE pawn: Rfd8 leads to the same damn conclusion Korger: checkmate, the other way is simply longer. And I don't think Karpov played badly at all, he knew his opponent was weak and played immediately for a charge on the king.|
|Sep-27-05|| ||SnoopDogg: I agree with <korger> somewhat because just flipping through the game at 30 secs a move I am really confused on how the computer did not find Qa2 (trade material when up material) and Qb8 (the move korger suggested).|
To me, I'm surprised that Karpov didn't play on the queenside with doubling on the queenside then b5 since he had more space, a knight, open a-file and a bishop pointed in that direction. Especially since he tried to attack a kingside where black could respond in the center.
I think Karpov commented on this game, does anyone know where?
|Nov-05-07|| ||m0nkee1: This is a very impressive performance for a 1978 Computer... FYI is the Novag Super Sytem 3 - could be bought in the shops. |
- Snoop Dogg
I agree - 29 Qa2 should win the game??
But Computers don't always see simplifying moves unless they come with a material gain tho. Shame - I think Karpov was playing fool hardy and this early Computer almost thrashed him.. shame it didn't see QE2 or it might have been a big upset.
|Nov-05-07|| ||jackpawn: I know it was a different computer and apparently Karpov wasn't taking this game seriously, but I can't help but contrast this game with Fischer's computer games in 1977. Fischer crushed what was probably a stronger computer.|
|Nov-05-07|| ||RookFile: It would have really been something had this toy computer taken it's better position and converted it to a win.|
|Nov-05-07|| ||whatthefat: I can only assume this was played at a short time control.|
|Feb-16-09|| ||Goldengab: This was a forced draw by repetition, the only way to stop Black clear advantage in this game. Instead of fxg6 leading to draw SS III played the blunder move!|
|Feb-24-09|| ||WhiteRook48: computers were dumb in 1978|