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|Aug-04-10|| ||BarcelonaFirenze: chancho, I'm really sorry. I really missed it. Thank you very much|
|Aug-04-10|| ||chancho: <BarcelonaFirenze>
Don't think too much of it. That can happen to anyone.|
|Feb-06-13|| ||Mudphudder: The one thing I've learned from this game is how much computers have evolved since the days of Fischer. LOL.|
|Nov-18-13|| ||hudapri: This computer played AMAZING for 1977.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Don't let anyone ever tell you the Good Old Days weren't all that good.|
Human beings could still beat computers.
It was a Golden Age.
Of course, We were sort of cheating by using Fischer, whose greatest problem during the game was making it interesting.
|Apr-14-16|| ||waustad: Aw c'mon, I could regularly draw against my dedicated chess computer at fairly quick mode by playing the Colle System back then. The difference in strength between computers then and now is staggering.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||alexmagnus: <a machine that couldn't beat my little sister> Is your little sister over 1500? Because if not, Greenblatt would win already ten years earlier: Greenblatt vs B Landey, 1967 (which is the first win of a computer over a rated player)|
|Apr-14-16|| ||Garech: Great game from Fischer, and instructive how he delays queening despite it's winning a piece, in order to further tighten the screws first. Ironically, I often notice this when analysing games using an engine! A novice will always queen immediately.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||morfishine: Itsa Blatt Splat
<alexmagnus> FWIW: user <aazqua> hasn't posted in 6 years, I doubt he's around
|Apr-14-16|| ||offramp: Why didn't Fischer resign earlier? :_€ he must of new he was bee tan?😙😙🌏🌒|
|Apr-14-16|| ||Howard: Uhhh.....there appears to be a mistake in offramp's comment, just above. And it's rather obvious.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||TheTamale: I like the pun for this game. I also like Greenblatt's "Spirit in the Sky."|
|Apr-14-16|| ||The Kings Domain: Good game by Fischer, even though the computer was certainly no Deep Blue. I've heard that Fischer played against a computer but am surprised to know it was between '73-'91, thinking all the while that the man never played a game of note during those years.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||Howard: The three games that Fischer played against Greenbelt, in 1977, are actually rather well-known. If I remember correctly, the New York Times ran an article about it back then.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||kevin86: The computer was bad!|
|Apr-14-16|| ||kingfu: I wonder what the Greenblatt had for hardware? Who wrote the program? It would also be interesting to know what the Soviets used for M20s hardware in 1963.|
There were Cray Super computers back then. I think I have the equivalent to Cray from back then. I bought it for $350!
This was 5 years before DOS and the IBM PC.
|Apr-14-16|| ||Monkeyboy56: I think underpromoting to a bishop, instead of a queen, would have been a more satisfying and elegant ending!|
|Apr-14-16|| ||AylerKupp: <<kingfu> It would also be interesting to know what the Soviets used for M20s hardware in 1963.>|
I just finished doing some research on the M-20 as (possibly) used in the 1966-1967 ITEP – Stanford program match and you can find some information and links in Bronstein vs M20, 1963 (kibitz #159).
As for the hardware that the Greenblatt program ran on, see Sinquefield Cup (2015) (kibitz #660).
|Apr-14-16|| ||Domdaniel: <Uhhh.....there appears to be a mistake in offramp's comment>|
In fact, there are 134 mistakes in offramp's comment.
|Apr-14-16|| ||kingfu: Thank you, AylerKupp. Great stuff. I have more than 8k words in my sneakers!|
It is still amazing what people could do with primitive hardware. Memory has always been a premium. Now that there is cheap, huge memory, the programs are sloppy and inefficient.
Anybody remember the S-100 Bus?
|Apr-14-16|| ||offramp: <kingfu: ...Anybody remember the S-100 Bus?>|
Yes. Heathrow to Kingston-Upon-Thames.
|Apr-14-16|| ||AylerKupp: <kingfu> Yes, I remember both the S-100 bus and its predecessor, the S-99 bus. Just kidding about the latter, of course. ;-) The Altair 8800 with the S-100 bus came out in 1975 with 256 <words> (not even Kwords) of memory. At that time I was working with HP 2116 and HP 2100 minicomputers. They each had a maximum of 64 Kbytes of core memory at a cost of $ 0.50 per <byte>. Imagine, if those prices had remained constant, the memory in one of today's computers with 64 GB of RAM would cost $ 32 <billion> dollars!|
Thank goodness we could do a lot with 64 Kbytes of memory!
|Dec-30-16|| ||j4jishnu: Hahahahaha. What a comment. "Thank goodness we could do a lot with 64 Kbytes of memory!"|
|May-22-19|| ||The Boomerang: Why was Fischer OK with playing computers at this time but not humans?|
|Nov-09-19|| ||SugarDom: I don't get the pun.😜|
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