Beyond Deep Blue: Chess in the Stratosphere by Monty Newborn

By Monty Newborn

Greater than a decade has handed seeing that IBM’s Deep Blue machine surprised the realm through defeating Garry Kasparov, the area chess champion at the moment. Beyond Deep Blue tells the ongoing tale of the chess engine and its regular development. The ebook offers research of the video games along a close exam of the amazing technological growth made by means of the engines – asking which one is better, how stable is it, and what kind of greater can it get. good points: offers a complete of 118 video games, performed by way of 17 varied chess engines, amassed jointly for the 1st time in one reference; information the processor speeds, reminiscence sizes, and the variety of processors utilized by each one chess engine; comprises video games from 10 international computing device Chess Championships, and 3 laptop chess tournaments of the web Chess membership; covers the man-machine suits among Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes 3 ancient suits among top engines – Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.

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In 1995, three other chess engines of note competed in the WMCCC: Ferret, developed in the USA by Bruce Moreland, finished third; Junior, developed in Israel by Amir Ban and Shay Bushinsky, finished 12th; and Shredder, developed in Germany by Stefan Meyer-Kahlen, finished 13th. The following year, Shredder showed its stuff for the first time when it finished in first place, followed by Ferret. A year after that, in 1997, Junior rose to the top of the pack, with Shredder finishing third, Ferret fifth, Hydra eighth, and as mentioned before, Fritz 16th.

41 … Rxc6 42 Rxg7 Rc3 43 Rg4 Kf5 44 h4 Rc1 45 h5 Rc6 46 Rg7 Ra6 47 Rg4 Rc6 48 Rg7 Ra6 Shredder proposed a draw. 49 Rg8 Position after 30 Nbxc7. Both sides now became temporarily distracted from the tactics that had dominated the game thus far. 30 … h5 31 h3 h4 32 a4 Nxc7 33 Rxd8 Rxd8 34 Nxc7 Rc8 35 Nxe6 fxe6 36 Rc1 e5 37 Kf2 Ke6 38 g3 hxg3+ 39 Kxg3 Kd6 40 Rd1+ Ke6 41 Rd7 Not quite! Ferret, with an extra pawn, wasn’t quite ready to settle for a half point. 49 … Rb6 50 Kh4 Rb4+ 51 Kg3 Rb6 52 Kh4 Rb4+ 53 Rg4 Rb2 54 Kg3 Rb6 55 a5 Rd6 56 Rg7 Ra6 57 Rg8 Rd6 58 Kh4 Rd4+ 59 Kg3 Rd6 60 Rb8 Kg5 61 Re8 Rd5 62 a6 Ra5 63 Re7 e4 64 Rxa7 Ra3 65 Kf2 Rxf3+ 66 Ke2 Kxh5 67 Ra8 Rf7 68 Ke3 Re7 69 Rb8 Kg6 70 Rb6+ Kf5 Drawn by agreement.

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