Re: upcoming carbon vs silicon chess match

From: Alejandro Dubrovsky (
Date: Sun Aug 26 2001 - 04:22:03 MDT

* Spike Jones <> [010825 19:11]:
> The match was heralded as "bigger than the thriller in Manila."
> [thriller in Manila is, *I think* a reference to a world championship
> boxing match from the early 70s.] Kramnik was described as
> "having the icy focus of an assassin" while Fritz was touted as the
> strongest chess-playing machine ever. [300 US$ software package
> with quad processor 933 MHz P4 hardware.]
Related to this, the ICCA (Internation computer chess association) world
championship just finished for this year. Deep Junior won this one, and Qwest
(same program as Fritz, but tweaked for better anti-computer play) came
shared second/third. so the match is undermined before it even starts.

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