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Garry Kasparov vs Superstar 36K (Computer)
"Number Crunching" (game of the day Oct-28-2018)
Hamburg sim-32 (30) (1985), Hamburg FRG, Jun-06
Gruenfeld Defense: Exchange. Modern Exchange Variation (D85)  ·  1-0



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Jun-07-04  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.
Jun-07-04  offramp: Perhaps Superstar 36K was programmed to resign if he went down to -15?
Jun-07-04  Bobsterman3000: Obviously, the "36K" refers to RAM. Thus, the pitiful performance of the computer...
Aug-28-04  aw1988: Don't forget, this was 1985... I think before Fritz 1 :)
Mar-30-07  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
Jul-17-18  mravikiran: This game looked more like Garry Kasparov vs NN
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  HeMateMe: Gary's digital Waterloo was just down the road...
Jul-17-18  offramp: 36K might have been the price. Early chess computers were expensive gadgets.
Jul-17-18  morfishine: I tried shutting my eyes and making a wish, but when I opened my eyes, this game was still there
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  thegoodanarchist: After the computer "developed" its king with 19...Ke5, the handlers could have just resigned the game right there.
Jul-17-18  Ironmanth: morfishine, that is hilarious!! Dude, I am choking in laughter with that one. Thanks, needed it today. Have a good one, all!
Jul-17-18  botvinnik64: This looks like a game of Morphy: one guy playing chess, developing pieces, the other guy without a clue.
Jul-17-18  TheTamale: <botvinik64>, I thought the same thing, Morphy vs. NN, transported to the year 1985.
Jul-17-18  RookFile: Looks like Tal to me.
Jul-17-18  Strelets: Looks like the early days of computer chess to me. Just check out moves like 13...f5? or 15...hxg6??
Jul-17-18  PJs Studio: Galactic asswhoopin. That’s our Beast from Baku.
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  whiteshark: "Kasparov simul vs 32 micro Hamburg 1985,
a simultaneous exhibition of Garry Kasparov playing 32 chess computers in Hamburg, June 06, 1985, organized by the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel, Computerschach und Spiele and ChessBase. He won with a perfect 32-0 score. The computers were dedicated units, except two experimental Mephisto entries ..."

related article on the simul: https://chessprogramming.wikispaces...

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  ChessHigherCat: ChessHigherCat: Yet another game which could be won easily by forcing the enemy king to take a knight:

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18 Qg6! Kxe5 19.Rh5+ Rf5 20.Qg3+ Kxd5 21.Rd1+ etc.

Jul-17-18  morfishine: <Ironmanth> I'm glad that made your day, your comment made mine!

You have an impressive bio sir! Perhaps open your forum for discussion. Anything physical training-related I am interested in and more than likely, a bunch of other interested souls are too

Jul-17-18  Castleinthesky: At least a gig against Kasparov.
Kasparov was like a KAT! Just Playing with The Latest Marvel of The Time. This Capacitors and wires set-up didn't stand a chance! Just Pure Katnip for The World CHAMP. Yeah, I know..."They" did get a whole lot better eventually! AKK
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  Breunor: Stockfish thinks 12 Na5 was best:

1) +0.25 (33 ply) 12...Na5 13.h4 f6 14.h5 g5 15.Rc1 e6 16.Rxc5 b6 17.Rc3 Nb7 18.O-O Nc5 19.Re3 exd5 20.exd5 Qd6 21.Qd4 Bb7 22.h6 Kh8 23.Rd1 Rad8 24.Bc4 b5 25.Bxb5 Qxd5 26.Be2 Qxd4 27.Nxd4 Rg8 28.Rc1 Rxd4 29.Rxc5 Rd2 30.Rc7 Bd5 31.Rxa7 Rxa2 32.Rxa2

The decisive error was 13 f5??

1) +6.10 (33 ply) 14.h5 fxe4 15.hxg6 Qd6 16.Nh4 Kg7 17.Nf5+ Bxf5 18.Rxh7+ Kf6 19.Qh6 Ke5 20.g4 Qf6 21.gxf5 Kd6 22.g7 Qxh6 23.Rxh6+ Kc7 24.gxf8=Q Rxf8 25.Re6 Rxf5 26.Rxe7+ Kd6 27.Rg7 Kxd5 28.Rb5 b6 29.Rxa7 Nc6 30.Rd7+ Ke6 31.Rd2 Nd4 32.Rxb6+ Kd5 33.a4 Rg5 34.Rd1 Rg1+ 35.Kd2 Nxe2 36.Kxe2+ Rxd1 37.Kxd1

However, black maintains a solid position after 13 Bg4:

1) +0.34 (36 ply) 13...Bg4 14.h5 Bxf3 15.gxf3 e5 16.Qc3 Re8 17.Qxc5 b6 18.Qe3 Nb7 19.Kf1 Rf8 20.f4 exf4 21.Qxf4 Qe7 22.Re1 g5 23.Rg1 f6 24.Qe3 Qe5 25.Bg4 Rae8 26.Bf5 Qh2 27.Qf3 Qe5 28.Kg2 Nd6 29.Bg4 Nc4 30.Qe2 Nd6 31.Be6+ Kh8 32.a3 h6 33.f3

e6 is also OK, evaluating at about .55

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