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Garry Kasparov vs Superstar 36K (Computer)
"Number Crunching" (game of the day Jun-07-2004)
Hamburg sim-32 (30) (1985), Hamburg FRG, Jun-06
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0


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  Eatman: Na5 looks to be the crucial mistake, probably Nd4 was required but of course computers at that time didn't see that far.
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  Sneaky: I believe 12...Na5 is book (12...Nd4 has been tried without success). The real lemon here, I think, is the novelty 13...f5. Garry has his sites set on pressuring g6 and the dumb computer makes the one move that helps to undermine g6 some more.

E Lobron vs Stohl, 1990

Jun-07-04  Minor Piece Activity: Kaspy played a simul against some computers? What's that 32 mean? 32 kilobytes? 32 computers?
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  Zembla: <Minor Piece Activity> Apparantly it means 32 games. My database has 32 games Kasparov played in an '85 Hamburg simul against about 6 computers. He won all the games, even an extra blinfold game against a computer.
Jun-07-04  poktirity: Was the computer blindfolded to? =)
Jun-07-04  mack: Interesting, I can't think of many games Kasparov played blindfold.
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  MoonlitKnight: I'd like to see Kaspy taking on Deep Fritz, Shredder, Junior, Hiarcs and Hydra at the same time, blindfolded! Well, actually it would be sad to watch.
Jun-07-04  mack: He would probably have a mental breakdown, yes.
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  kevin86: I have a few points: I know it's a joke about the computer being blindfold :) In effect the player being blindfold,acts more like a computer-he has nothing to do with outside agencies-lighting,the expression on the opponent's face etc.

Don't laugh:Does a computer resign? My little 16K one doesn't. What would cause it to do so?

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  acirce: I think in Kasparov vs X3D Fritz, 2003 the Fritz team resigned on the program's behalf. But of course a computer can be programmed to resign if the position gets bad enough (and it "realizes" it).
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  Eatman: Thanks Sneaky. H4 that Kasparov played seems stronger than Lobrons 00 though. Seems the knights on the rim are dim definitely applies here. White can get all pieces into attack looks like if needed.
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  Hanada: That was a slaughter!! I hope they changed the name of the computer after that game.
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  MoonlitKnight: In the Kasparov - X3D Fritz match, Fritz was programmed to resign if there occured a -2 or worse evaluation.
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  offramp: Perhaps Superstar 36K was programmed to resign if he went down to -15?
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  Bobsterman3000: Obviously, the "36K" refers to RAM. Thus, the pitiful performance of the computer...
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  aw1988: Don't forget, this was 1985... I think before Fritz 1 :)
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  anandrulez: what a weak program , i think i shud have played it ... gary just kinda made it look like a pazter
Mar-30-07  slomarko: its not a weak program check this game it almost makes a draw: Kasparov vs Superstar 36K, 1985
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