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Member since Mar-20-08 · Last seen Apr-04-08
"If I win, it was a sacrifice. If I loose, then it was a mistake." --Koltanowski

Explanation of my name: as <tamar> pointed out, what am I doing using a computer? Haha, I named my account this because of my dislike of Human v. Computer matches. To me, it is no great shock that a highly specialized machine can beat a human at a very tricky game. So now you know!

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   luddite has kibitzed 6 times to chessgames  
   Mar-23-08 Amber Tournament (Blindfold) (2008) (replies)
luddite: <tamar> LOL i'm not a "luddite", I just hate those silly Comp v. Human matches that don't prove a thing except that a mass of silicon can now usually calculate deeper than a human. That is the origin of my name (which I will post on my bio.) But, thank you for the link and the
   Mar-23-08 Spassky vs Fischer, 1972 (replies)
luddite: My Engine states that before Bxh2, it was a dead draw, but reccomends sacking the bishop after Bxh2. Did Fischer make that face upon 30. g3?
   Mar-23-08 E Mortensen vs J Rodgaard, 1980 (replies)
luddite: Why was this puzzle rated "insane," it seemed pretty easy? GMNick: If the bishop is captured, it opens the H file to white's mating threats or the dreaded "windmill" tactic of checks which gains material. Eg. 12 ...hxg6 13. hxg6 and the knight has to move from its defensive post. ...
   Mar-22-08 Beer (replies)
luddite: "please drink responsibly" is even under the picture :)
   Mar-22-08 Fischer vs Tal, 1959 (replies)
luddite: 17. ...Qc6 - the definition of a tactical shot, no?
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