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Zdenko Kozul vs Borislav Ivanov
19th Open A (2012), Zadar, rd 6, Dec-19
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation. Two Knights Line (A37)  ·  0-1



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Jan-14-13  Chessmensch: McClain discusses this highly controversial game in his NY Times chess column dated January 13, 2013 (available online). Also see the kibitzing under Ivanov's CG bio.
Jan-16-13  Wyatt Gwyon: So which program actually had the black pieces in this game?
Jan-16-13  Maatalkko: Houdini 2. A very nice game; no more ugly materialistic play from top comps.
Jun-05-13  AmacaballoFat: I find no reason to suspect foul play here. Itīs plain that Borislav Ivanov is strong in tactics, but itīs normal.
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  tamar: How about this excerpt from an interview

< Of course I practiced a lot with the computer, and after beating Rybka and Houdini by 10-0 each, i was absolutelly sure that no-one was gonna stop me winning. After all the arbiters were kind of polite and intelligent, you know, the other players weren't though....>

That's not normal, beating Houdini and Rybka 10-0 Of course he was lying, but even Kasparov would not claim more than an occasional victory over a computer now.

Jun-05-13  GilesFarnaby: <tamar: <Of course I practiced a lot with the computer, and after beating Rybka and Houdini by 10-0 each [...]>>

I don't distrust this statement for a second: I am sure that Ivanov beat Rybka and Houdini 10-0 with the aid of Houdini 3.

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  tamar: <GilesFarnaby> LOL

Language can be used to disguise almost anything.

Maybe he said "beat" in the sense Woody Allen says "working on" in one of his famous lines

"I was then working on what I felt was a major American novel but the print was too small and I couldn't get through it."

Jun-05-13  Shams: My favorite Woody Allen line:

"The great ro was a mythical beast with the head of a lion and the body of a lion, but not the same lion."

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  Domdaniel: The final twist is brutal ... and utterly computerlike.

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