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Hydra (Computer) vs Sergey Karjakin
Man vs Machine 120'/40+60' (2004), Bilbao Esp, rd 3, Oct-08
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  1-0



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Oct-31-04  fgh: Pretty weak play by Karjakin. He just wastes time with a passive rook on the closed e file, and later Hydra penetrates the kingside and obtains decisive material advantage.
Apr-19-05  THE pawn: I wouldn't say weak play, but he obviously lost some time with his rook and somehow, he failed to protect his king, that led to a defeat, I almost guessed all the move from move 39 'till the end.
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  samvega: After the game, Hydra was overheard muttering "Humans don't understand these kind of positions"
Apr-20-05  hkannan2000: <samvega> Also heard over dinner with Hydra : "Next time don't pit me against children. Bring Kasparov!"
May-22-05  Montreal1666: The move 13...Qd8 looks a bit strange.
Maybe Qe6 runs into trouble with d4-d5?
Jun-07-05  jamesmaskell: hkannan2000...lets not go there. We know what happened with a certain program called Deep Blue...he went crazy enough after that game...we dont need him to get any worse.
Jun-22-05  ughaibu: Karjakin seemed to be doing well until 22....Re6 undefending the d8-rook. How about Rd6 instead?
Jun-22-05  jamesmaskell: Lets bear in mind that the mighty Hydra which delivered a dose of reality to Adams yesterday quite brutally, was playing a youngster in this game.
Sep-14-05  roni.chessman: <Lets bear in mind that the mighty Hydra which delivered a dose of reality to Adams yesterday quite brutally, was playing a youngster in this game>

Yes, but this hydra only had 4 processors. Adams Hydra had 64, with only 32 multi-processors active.

Talk about super-saturated, brute CALCULATION! (200 million positions per second?!)

Jul-05-06  spirit: hydra's endgame is superp!
Jul-29-06  spirit: why not 47.Qxc6?
Jul-29-06  spirit: me've gone through this game like 4 times...the ending never ceases to baffle and inspire me.
Jul-29-09  blitzermat: spirit--Qxc6 leads to a draw after Qc1+
Kh2 Qf4+ perpetual check... and if g3, Qxf2+ with another perpetual check.

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