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GOLIATH (Computer)
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 2001 to 2002
Overall record: +3 -2 =5 (55.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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Its programmer is Michael Borgstadt. In 2001, it won the World Computer Speed Chess Championship.

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 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. PARSOS vs GOLIATH  0-1422001WMCCCB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. GOLIATH vs Crafty 0-1472001WMCCCD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. GOLIATH vs REBEL  0-1532001WMCCCA00 Uncommon Opening
4. Ruy Lopez vs GOLIATH  0-1602001WMCCCD04 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Gandalf vs GOLIATH  0-1482001WMCCCC45 Scotch Game
6. Chess Tiger vs GOLIATH ½-½622001WMCCCE15 Queen's Indian
7. GOLIATH vs Gromit  ½-½532001WMCCCB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
8. Quest vs GOLIATH  ½-½612001WMCCCE12 Queen's Indian
9. GOLIATH vs Ferret  ½-½1182001WMCCCB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
10. B V Alterman vs GOLIATH  ½-½402002Clock Simultaneous ExhibitionA03 Bird's Opening
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | GOLIATH wins | GOLIATH loses  

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  BishopBerkeley: I note that in Dan Corbit's 2001 "Battle of the Crowns", "Little Goliath" came in number 1, ahead of Crafty, the expected winner:

The results here are divided according to the relative strengths of the engines, in Mr. Corbit's estimation. The first list is the weakest ("one crown engines"), the last is the strongest ("four crown engines").

I'm not familiar with his competition structure, but it's interesting all the same!

(: ♗B :)

Jan-02-09  WhiteRook48: That is one weird name.
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  alexmagnus: That is... Goliath was big but as we all know he lost to David... Why to name a program after a loser?:)
Feb-09-09  WhiteRook48: I'm thinking of a fake game...
White "David"
Black "GOLIATH (Computer)"
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6
Of course David's going to win
Feb-14-09  WhiteRook48: 5. 0-0 h5
6. David throws a stone at Goliath's head and kills him
Feb-14-09  karoaper: <alexmagnus> Actually, naming it Goliath is spot on. Like Goliath's simple brain controlling lots of brawn, GOLIATH is a collection of algorithms that make use of powerful hardware. The algorithms themselves, though possibly very complex, are still based on relatively rudimentary pattern recognition principles and heuristics.
Jun-01-09  Dredge Rivers: He'd be a better player if he didn't keep getting STONED! :)
Nov-21-12  The Last Straw: Where did David go?
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  whiteshark: <Der David ist dem Goliath sein Tod.>

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