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Question:Which is the Worlds Most Sophisticated Chess Computer?

IBM Deep Blue  1 (16%)
Tasc R30/R40  3 (50%)
Mephisto Genius 68030 + Bavaria board  0 (0%)
Fidelity Premiere  0 (0%)
Novag Robot Adversary  1 (16%)
Saitek Renaissance Sparc  0 (0%)
Resurrection  0 (0%)
Other  1 (16%)
   
Total Votes: 6 

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Alain Zanchetta
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Re:The Worlds Most Sophisticated Chess Computer
« on: June 10, 2005, 10:22PM »
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I voted the Tasc because if its piece recognition and its large display.
Like Dick, I love the features of the Novag computers, I don't have a Super Expert but even my Constellation Forte has the ability to send games to a PC or print them. If Novag had a wooden board with piece recognition that could be connected to the Sapphire II or the Star Diamond, I would vote for this "system".

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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2005, 04:22PM »
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I voted for "Other" since I have never seen or witnessed any of the listed computers in action. 

I figured that I have at least used some in the "Other" category, and therefore one of them would have to be the most sophisticated chess computer that *I* have ever used. 

However, I am not certain which one of my computers I would pick.  Certainly all of the listed ones are stronger than any computers I have, but that wasn't the question, was it?  Sophistication doesn't necessarily equate to playing strength, in my opinion.  I like the Phantoms, for instance, for their ghost-like piece movements.  However, I suppose that the one I would pick, from what I currently own, would be the Novag Super Expert C, with printer, as it has a number of functions that are not on many chess computers.  The ability to interface with a PC, for instance, and the printer are very nice functions.  I also like it's ability to calculate the ELO of the "human" player based on games played on the Novag.  You can enter in customized opening systems into the computers book.  Also, you can store several of your games into the memory of the computer.  It has some other features that I am forgetting, but all in all it has quite a few nice features, even though it would not challenge any of those on the list (with the exception of the Novag Robot) in an actual game.

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2005, 02:49PM »
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I voted for Tasc.
It is a sophisticated program and a good concept well adapted to the hardware available at the beginning of the nineties...and the last chesscomputer which was able to make a stand against the PCs.
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Re:The Worlds Most Sophisticated Chess Computer
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2005, 12:48PM »
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Quote from: Robert Weck on June 10, 2005, 02:50AM   


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So please vote for your own favourite.

I can't decide!! 


Robert


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In that case why not vote for Resurrection. On the grounds that it has the ability to be upgraded with the Active Graphic Display and connection to a PC will allow it to use any number of engines and features.

As they always say when they can't really think of too much. "The possibilities are only limited by your imagination".

What chess computer could be more sophisticated?

Mike

PS I voted for Tasc but maybe I made a mistake.
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So please vote for your own favourite.

I can't decide!! 


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« Reply #5 on: June 9, 2005, 03:45PM »
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Regarding Deep Blue, I think it also has a title that no other "chess computer" can claim: world's most famous!
BTW, has anyone analyzed their logs?
I wonder what RR would do in that fatal game

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The Worlds Most Sophisticated Chess Computer
« Reply #6 on: June 9, 2005, 12:58AM »
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This auction on Ebay made me chuckle :-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2554&item=5206893771&rd=1

The claim on the box is that LCD Chess is the Worlds Smallest, Most Sophisticated Chess Computer.



It also got me wondering which really is the Worlds Most Sophisticated Chess Computer should Excaliburs brash claim for LCD Chess not stand up to examination.

So please vote for your own favourite.

I have had to leave a number of obvious contenders out, including Mephisto's Turniermaschine and Wundermaschine, Fidelity Prestige, and plenty others you may wish to vote for. If so please use Other and give your choice in a message.

All the best
Mike

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