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Zappa (Computer)
Number of games in database: 65
Years covered: 2003 to 2008
Overall record: +31 -7 =22 (70.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      5 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (7) 
    B24 B97 B52 B42 B35
 Semi-Slav (6) 
    D45 D43
 Queen's Indian (5) 
    E12 E19 E15
 Queen's Pawn Game (4) 
    D00 A45
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B76 B77 B89 B22 B52
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (6) 
    C92 C91 C84 C99
 Ruy Lopez (6) 
    C92 C91 C84 C99
 Sicilian Dragon (6) 
    B76 B77 B70
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Rybka vs Zappa, 2007 0-1
   Zappa vs Crafty, 2005 1-0
   Zappa vs Rybka, 2007 1-0
   Zappa vs Ehlvest, 2005 1-0
   Ehlvest vs Zappa, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Clash of the Computer Titans (2007)
   15th World Computer Chess Championship (2007)
   WCCC 2006 (2006)

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ZAPPA (COMPUTER)

[what is this?]
Finished in 2008, its programmer is U of Chicago (Champaign-Urbana) grad student Anthony Cozzie. In the summer of 2010, Zach Wegner had started to develop another version, based off of the acquisition of rights of the aforementioned developer. A commercial version is ZAP! Chess (Computer).

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Arasan vs Zappa ½-½73 2003 CCT5C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
2. Zappa vs Crafty  ½-½29 2004 ICS Unrated Standard matchE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
3. HIARCS vs Zappa 0-192 2004 ICS Unrated Standard matchB89 Sicilian
4. Zappa vs Ruffian 1-0118 2004 ICS Unrated Standard matchB08 Pirc, Classical
5. Zappa vs IsiChess  1-050 2005 WCCCE12 Queen's Indian
6. Gandalf vs Zappa  ½-½51 2005 IPCCCB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
7. Zappa vs Fruit 1-075 2005 WCCCD00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Zappa vs Ehlvest 1-053 2005 Ehlvest - Zappa MatchB42 Sicilian, Kan
9. Zappa vs Rybka 0-177 2005 IPCCCE12 Queen's Indian
10. Zappa vs Junior 1-036 2005 WCCCD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. Zappa vs Fruit 1-0145 2005 Blitz:5'A84 Dutch
12. Deep Sjeng vs Zappa  0-156 2005 WCCCE12 Queen's Indian
13. Diep vs Zappa  0-139 2005 WCCCE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
14. Zappa vs Spike ½-½57 2005 Blitz:120'D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. The Baron vs Zappa 0-165 2005 WCCCE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
16. Ikarus vs Zappa  ½-½68 2005 IPCCCB01 Scandinavian
17. Zappa vs Crazy Bishop 1-049 2005 WCCCD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Zappa vs Crafty 1-046 2005 WCCCD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. Argonaut vs Zappa 0-145 2005 Blitz:120'B50 Sicilian
20. Ehlvest vs Zappa ½-½39 2005 Zappa - Ehlvest Exhibition MatchC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Zappa vs Jonny 1-064 2005 WCCCD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Zappa vs Ehlvest 1-027 2005 Ehlvest - Zappa MatchB07 Pirc
23. Shredder vs Zappa 0-141 2005 WCCCB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
24. Zappa vs Shredder 1-057 2005 Blitz:120'D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Fute vs Zappa  ½-½73 2005 WCCCB77 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 65  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-21-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  BishopBerkeley: I note the following amusing comment at Zappa creator Anthony Cozzie's website:

=== begin quoted text ===

Retirement

The Zappa project is 100% finished. This includes both tournaments and future releases. Only one copy of the Zappa source code exists in the observable universe today, and that is safely squirreled away in a safe deposit box in the barbarous, provincial depths of rural Iowa, so I couldn't work on it even if I wished to.

=== end quoted text ===

https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/acozzie2/...

All rather amusing....

(: ♗ Bishop Berkeley ♗ :)

Jul-10-09  Dredge Rivers: Once married to Selma Blair.
Jul-10-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: i caught myself wearing brown shoes today........did not even THINK about making it. :}
Jul-10-09  Jim Bartle: Alas, I was a jerk, and went to work.
Jul-11-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  talisman: jim , i got to confess, i never heard the song. i'll look up the lyrics tomorrow. use to hear people talkin bout it though.
Jul-11-09  kurtrichards: But Frank Zappa...
Sep-26-09  Thrajin: "Sangeeta", sung to the tune of Frank Zappa's "Dynamo Hum"

Pt. 1

I couldn't say where she's coming from, But I met a chess player named <Sangeeta>

She strolled on over, say look here, bum, I got a forty dollar bill say you can't mate me once (you just can't do it)

She made a bet with <acirce> who's her Swedish chum, She could prove it any time her chess was number one

I don't mind that she called my chess style scum,
But I knew right away I was gonna have her stumped (so I got down to it)

I whipped out my king's pawn, moved my knight from g1, sent my bishop up to b5 just for fun

I pressed the attack till my brain went numb, But I still couldn't break her open defense up

<Sangeeta>, <Sangeeta> where's her dynamic play comin' from?
I done spent three hours and I'm down a whole pawn
My position's done, 'cause of <Sangeeta>

Want her to get into zeitnot
But she ain't havin' it
Set a trap to get her knight caught
But she won't fall for it
Locked her bishop in a tight spot
But she got out of it
Tried my best to find the right shot
But she just countered it

But I'll never eke out a win
The way I've been playin' it
And I gotta snap out of it
If I want a chance at this
'cause I'll never eke out a win
The way I've been playin' it
And I gotta snap out of it
If I want a chance at this

(she looked over at me with a glazed eye and some bovine perspiration on her upper lip area, and she said...)

Just psych me out
And you're halfway there
'cause if my mind's tore up
Then my chess isn't there

I rubbed my chin in deep thought
An said my, my, my
What sort of thing
Might this cause this lady anxiety?

I checked out <acirce> Who was holdin' the bet
And wondered what kind of trip
These chess hustlers were on

The forty dollar bill didn't matter no more
When <acirce> started kibitzing that side of the board

He said <Sangeeta> might win the bet, But he would give her extra help if I wasn't done yet

Sep-26-09  Thrajin: "Sangeeta", sung to the tune of Frank Zappa's "Dynamo Hum"

Pt. 2

I told him...
Just because my first attack
had fizzled and died,
No reason to assume
I won't continue to try

So I pulled at my hair
At the board I just stared
And struggled to find a combination in there

(whaddya mean combination!? no combo I see!)

She was nervous-y feelin'
(nervous!)
I was schemin' and dreamin'
(schemin' and dreamin' and ooooh!)
She didn't see what I was seein'
(see what I was seein'!)
Sac'ed my queen, sent her reeling

<Sangeeta> watched from the edge of the board, Then saw the purpose of my move, I could tell she was floored

Some sweat rolling down from her brow to her chin
While she spied the condition her position was in

She muttered and stuttered, and gasped to herself
While <acirce> made a joke about her mental health

Till <Sangeeta> finally did give in, But I told her all she really needed Was chess discipline

That's Caissa's aura for ya
This was better than that last Smith-Morra
How did I see that move before ya?
Right there on g4-ah
And howabout you <acirce>? You here to stay?

Did you say you want some more?
Well, here's some more...

I couldn't say where she's coming from, But I met a chess player named <Sangeeta>

She strolled on over, say look here, bum,
I got a forty dollar bill say you can't mate me once (you just can't do it)

I whipped out my king's pawn, moved my knight from g1, sent my bishop up to b5 just for fun

I pressed the attack till my brain went numb, and I still can't believe that I won.

<<<END>>>

Of course, in real life I will probably never actually beat <Open Defense>, especially with a queen sac, but I can dream. :-)

Sep-26-09  Open Defence: lmao!!!! brilliant <thrajin>!!!! thanks!!
Sep-26-09  Thrajin: <Open Defence>, after I (finally!) read the Camarillo Brillo parody tonight, I felt inspired to make one of my own. Something tells me this won't be the last one I post. LOL!
Nov-29-09  Red October: we need an updated bio
Dec-21-09  sneaky pete: Happy birthday, Frank Zappa, and give my regards to Suzy Creamchess (or whatever her name is).
Jul-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: If you wind up with a boring, miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest or some guy on TV telling you how to do your @#$%, then you deserve it.

--Frank Z.

Dec-21-10  sneaky pete: I may be totally wrong, but ... happy birthday, Frank Zappa!
Dec-21-11  sneaky pete: Happy birthday, Frank Zappa ... and pass me the dog food!
Dec-21-12  sneaky pete: Happy birthday, Frank Zappa ... and keep it greasy!
Dec-21-12  thomastonk: Happy birthday, Frank Zappa! More trouble every day, please.
Dec-21-12  himadri: if you couple a Guatemala (opening ) with a hippo (opening ) what do you get ? a double Guatemala or a double hippo ? :)
Jan-03-13  DanielBryant: What's the ugliest part of your body? Some say your toes, some say your nose, I think it's your mind.
Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf7z...

Jan-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: ...Watch out where those huskies go!
Dec-06-13  Zappa XP: Humans, you've pretty much been obsoleted!
Dec-21-13  sneaky pete: Happy birthday, Frank Zappa ... and keep stuffing up those cracks!
Dec-21-13  Zappa XP: Winner, winner, chicken dinner!
Jan-03-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: ~

"I play records by Meat Loaf
And even Frank Zappa
And I'm known in Rome
As the papal rapper..."

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