Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Turbostar (Computer)
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1985 to 1986
Overall record: +0 -5 =0 (0.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Turbostar (Computer)
Search Google for Turbostar (Computer)


[what is this?]

Last updated: 2018-12-03 08:21:36

 page 1 of 1; 5 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kasparov vs Turbostar 1-0451985Hamburg sim-32 (25)C00 French Defense
2. Kasparov vs Turbostar 1-0501985Hamburg sim-32 (28)D85 Grunfeld
3. Kasparov vs Turbostar 1-0341985Hamburg sim-32 (27)A20 English
4. Kasparov vs Turbostar 1-0441985Hamburg sim-32 (26)A13 English
5. O Erlach vs Turbostar 1-0741986Dortmund opC50 Giuoco Piano
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Turbostar wins | Turbostar loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: Turbostar sounds more like a race car than a chess computer,lol. It can't beat Kasparov,I wonder if it could beat Dale Earnhardt Jr. or Jeff Gordon.
Dec-08-13  Tomlinsky: Garry Kasparov played a simultaneous exhibition versus 32 chess computers in Hamburg, 1985, organized by the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel and ChessBase. He won with a perfect 32-0 score, and according to Kasparov in an Spiegel article, one Turbostar 432 might have missed the win with 37...Qa4 instead of Qb3.

Kasparov's quote in 'Chess Metaphors: Artificial Intelligence and the Human Mind' by Diego Rasskin-Gutman on that game...

"At one point I realized that I was drifting into trouble in a game against one of the “Kasparov” brand models. If this machine scored a win or even a draw, people would be quick to say that I had thrown the game to get PR for the company, so I had to intensify my efforts. Eventually I found a way to trick the machine with a sacrifice it should have refused. From the human perspective, or at least from my perspective, those were the good old days of man vs. machine chess."

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Turbostar 432>


NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific player only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!
Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC