Monday, August 22, 2005

Cool DVD

I recently picked up "Game Over:Kasparov and the Machine", way cool movie.
All I can say other than watch it, is that IBM and its team of experts (Joel Benjamin) included
are pretty much lying sacks of $#!% unless they can come up with the log files that prove that the move 26. f4 in Game Two was played by anyone other than a GM.
After watching the movie I no longer think Kasparov was just sour over his loss, as I kind of did before. If IBM didn't manipulate the move selection why hide the files? The match is long since over, and Deep Blue dismantled. Prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that your machine alone bested Kasparov.
As a test I ran the position through every computer I could find old and new and not one of the following: Fritz 5.32, Fritz 6, Fritz 8, Junior 9, Crafty 18.07, Crafty 19.01, Chess Tiger 14.0, Gambit Tiger 2.0, Comet B27, and Comet B50 even glanced at the move.

Things that make you say hmmm.

If they ever release the log files I will then edit this post. :)


Temposchlucker said...

When a human can see it, a programmer can program it. Why not?

Sancho Pawnza said...

Have you watched the movie?

Unknown said...

The log files are published on the internet. I just looked at them at
I watched this game in the internet years ago and I don't think IBM cheated. Kasparov just lost the game.

Sancho Pawnza said...

Thanks for the link! But I still can’t buy what they are trying to sell.
Probably due more to my mistrust of big business more than anything else.

The move that Kasparov had trouble with isn’t the move I picked out,
but 37. Be4 when Deep Blue didn’t go after two pawns. I doubt very seriously that Joel Benjamin played that particular move. Humans and computer will usually take “free” pawns.
Regardless of what everyone thinks you still owe it to yourself to watch the DVD, and take some time to investigate the match.
Looks like I will have to edit the main post now. :)

Blue Devil Knight said...

Hydra plays that move as well.

A good review of the movie (at chess cafe) said they hyped up the whole "IBM cheated" angle, when by now they have the information wanted on their site. See the review here.

Sancho Pawnza said...

Fritz 8 finds the Be4 move too, Junior 9 prefers Qb6 with Be4 as a close second.

Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

It indeed is a cool DVD. I enjoyed it very much myself. And if you want it or not... This DVD seriously makes you wonder :)