Beyond Deep Blue: Chess in the Stratosphere by Monty Newborn PDF

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By Monty Newborn

ISBN-10: 0857293400

ISBN-13: 9780857293404

Greater than a decade has handed due to the fact IBM’s Deep Blue machine surprised the realm by way of defeating Garry Kasparov, the area chess champion at the moment. Beyond Deep Blue tells the continued tale of the chess engine and its regular development. The booklet offers research of the video games along a close exam of the notable technological development made by means of the engines – asking which one is better, how strong is it, and what sort of larger can it get. good points: provides a complete of 118 video games, performed by way of 17 diverse chess engines, accumulated jointly for the 1st time in one reference; info the processor speeds, reminiscence sizes, and the variety of processors utilized by each one chess engine; contains video games from 10 international desktop Chess Championships, and 3 desktop chess tournaments of the web Chess membership; covers the man-machine fits among Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes 3 ancient suits among best engines – Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.

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As badly as Deep Blue seems to have played, it could be argued that it might have been able to fend off a loss as late as this move. 37 Bh3 b5 38 Kf2 Kg7 39 g4 Kh6 40 Rg1 hxg4 41 Bxg4 Bxg4 42 Nxg4+ Nxg4+ 43 Rxg4 Rd5 44 f6 Rd1 Another bug in the Deep Blue’s scoring function surfaced here, though it had no significance on the outcome of the game. [Glitch #5] Position after 45 g7, Black resigns. Deep Blue predicted 23 of Kasparov’s moves. It made no prediction for Kasparov’s first move, so it correctly predicted 23 of 44 moves or 53%.

The length of drawn games seems to be quite random. In general one might argue the faster moves are made, the fewer moves in the game, as errors in evaluation are more likely to occur. The data doesn’t take into account the stubbornness of operators to resign on behalf of their entries, though this factor might not have changed over the years. At the end of the scheduled nine rounds in Maastricht, Deep Junior and Shredder were tied at seven and a half points apiece. 5/4 points; Shredder made short work of Deep Junior, defeating it in 37 moves.

The rightmost column gives the time control rules used at the championship. The data only considers games played between engines that finished in the top half. Often, many weak engines participated, and the games between them and the 3 2002: Shredder Bows to Deep Junior at the 10th WCCC 51 better engines obscure the already somewhat obscure data! It does appear that the games are getting longer and that the percentage of drawn games is increasing. The length of drawn games seems to be quite random.

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