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|Mar-17-07|| ||chessamateur: <jahhaj>
This is true. In that game Levy wanted to beat the computer at its own game rather than his own positional approach. I should get around to submitting them in a few days.
|Jul-16-07|| ||Karpova: More on the Keene-Levy mud-wrestling can be found out here:
|Oct-15-07|| ||Caissanist: David Levey's PhD thesis in robotics is proving to be rather controversial. Among other things, he is predicting (seriously?) that the state of Massachusetts will legalize marriage between humans and robots in the year 2050.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||WannaBe: Why does that remind me so much of an episode of Futurama??|
|Oct-15-07|| ||Shams: well, I for one welcome our new robot sex brides.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||WannaBe: Gives new meaning to "Mail Ordered Bride", that's for sure.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||Shams: remember "Cherry 2000", the awful (I've seen it five times) sci-fi movie about the dude and his robot lover? featuring Melanie Griffith as the bush pilot, herself not a robot but an actual woman-- not that you'd know it by her acting.|
|Oct-15-07|| ||WannaBe: <Shams> No, but I've seen "Blade Runner", does that count? It's kinda close...|
|Jun-15-08|| ||pazzed paun: anybody being following Levy's recent statements at the recent AI conference?|
|Sep-29-08|| ||jerseybob: I heard Levy being interviewed on the radio a couple months back and some of his statements were, er, interesting. To fill in a little more bio info for PVS, Levy lived in NYC for a time in the mid-60's and in either '64 or '65 came in third in the City Junior Championship behind Soltis and Browne.|
|Oct-03-08|| ||Karpova: David Levy's article <Brain Games: The Full Truth> with an introduction by Yasser Seirawan :|
As Seirawan writes in his introduction:
<Once more IM David Levy explains the extraordinary circumstances that led up to the creation of Brain Games and how it came into being. His tale is a woeful one of intrigue and dirty
|Nov-25-08|| ||whiteshark: Quote of the Day
< I prefer to lose a really good game than to win a bad one. >
-- David Levy
I prefer to win one way or the other. :D
|Apr-10-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: I never trust anyone with more than three names!|
|Jul-29-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"Raymundo contra Mundum"
(by David Neil Lawrence Levy )
|Nov-09-10|| ||wordfunph: "Once, in Portugal, I played in a tournament at which the strongest players, the organizers, and their friends had accommodations in a first-class hotel while the rest of us were valued at the two stars less and had to put up with food that frequently contained flies (some alive, some dead)."|
- IM David Levy
|Nov-10-10|| ||HeMateMe: I remember when Omni magazine offerred the $5,000 prize money for a program that could beat Levy. Omni mag was pretty cool; it was a blend of science and sci fi, very readable. Part of the Bob Guccionne (Penthouse magazine) empire, it was cancelled due to poor circulation.|
|Mar-05-12|| ||whiteshark: "I recall it being suggested to Ray some years ago that he had sold his soul to the devil. He actually quite liked that idea, and probably considers that the devil paid way over the going rate." |
~ David Levy
|Mar-05-12|| ||King Death: <whiteshark> The subject of the quote is (I assume) <ray keene>.|
Levy can say what he wants but if I understand things right he has a few things to answer for himself.
Maybe he should remember the one about stones and glass houses....
|Sep-16-13|| ||Karpova: David Levy in an open letter: <Over the years I have stood by you loyally, giving you moral support when others attacked your reputation. We have shared many birthdays together. You are the uncle of my children and I of your son. Yet all of this obviously means nothing to you when you see a possibility based on selfish greed. Have you really reached a point in your life when nothing is more important than making money, not caring how you make it or who you hurt in the process?>|
From <Raymundo contra Mundum> ('Kingpin' 32, 2000): http://www.kingpinchess.net/2013/09...
|Sep-16-13|| ||RedShield: <We have shared many birthday cakes together.> You can't beat a nice bit of birthday cake, washed down with a glass of milk, can you?|
|Feb-04-14|| ||perfidious: Quote of the Day:
<I prefer to lose a really good game than to win a bad one.>
One wonders whether he felt this laudable sentiment after getting smashed in Spassky vs D Levy, 1974, before many hundreds of players and spectators.
|Apr-20-17|| ||Sally Simpson: in 1971 Ed Kozdrowicki made a $1.000 dollar bet with David Levy at the breakfast table that his machine could beat him at chess. Levy accepted the bet.|
His machine was COKO III and that very afternoon whilst playing in the United States Computer Chess Championship, it got stuck in a loop v Genie.
Here with White to play
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It could not decide which was better Qb2 mate or Bc4 mate and went onto lose.
"Kozdrowicki was heard to mutter darkly that he's made a dam 'fool bet that morning at breakfast."
Page 130. Total Chess by David Spanier.
|Apr-24-18|| ||Petrosianic: Levy did win his bet in 1977, but he did lose one game in that match (halfway on purpose, as he played a bonkers opening after he had nearly clinched victory), and became the first IM to lose a single game to a computer.|
But who was the first GM to lose one? Was it Kasparov? Or someone else?
|Apr-24-18|| ||Marmot PFL: Larsen lost to Deep Thought Larsen vs Deep Thought, 1988|
|Apr-24-18|| ||Petrosianic: Ah, thanks, I'll check that out.
And I think my memory is playing tricks on me. Rather than playing bonkers openings in the game he lost in that 1977 match, Levy had been playing bonkers openings in all the OTHER games. Now that I think of it, in the game Levy lost, he played a straightforward opening and tried to out-calculate the computer.
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