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Questions tagged [human-versus-machine]

Human versus machine is for the topic of a human player against an engine (computer).

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Is it possible for a move to be recomended by engines but rejected by professional human players?

Am wondering if it is possible for a move to be considered "good" by engines but is rejected by professional human players. One possible reason that I can think of is that the in order for this move ...
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What strategies/algorithms do humans use to master chess? [closed]

To put the question in perspective, an chess analysis engine calculates each move till a particular depth to determine best move. How did humans, having a fraction of calculation power of a computer ...
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Statistical Right Handedness Bias in Move Selection?

It seems clear to me that there must be a statistical bias in the move selection of master level games in relation to the natural "hand" of the move, right or left. Let me explain. For the sake of ...
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Playing against imaginary oponents

Is there a solo computer chess program where you can play against imaginary/fictional/historical characters (and maybe win once in a while)?
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Did Deep Blue play like a human?

Kasparov said, in Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, that Deep Blue "sank into deep thinking" and took like 15 minutes to make a move. The movie tells the story of their match, in 1997. At a ...
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Chess computers in human tournaments

Do computers play in ordinary human grandmaster chess tournaments with time limits at 40 moves in two hours etc? If so how do they fare?
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Mac computer chess

I`m a novice of chess, but have been enjoying playing the program that came on my mac book pro. It seems to me that there have been some moves the computer will not allow me to make. For instance, mac ...
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Who is best at Fischer Random chess, humans or engines?

I know that the old good question about engines vs humans has been asked multiple times, e. g. here. But what about random chess (aka Fischer chess or chess960)? Can humanity feel confortable about ...
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Stockfish ELO vs search depth

Could Stockfish beat Magnus Carlsen if its moves were calculated with the UCI command "go depth 16"? If not, how can I find the depth "d" at which Stockfish's strength surpasses top GMs? We assume ...
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Has there ever been a game where multiple humans play against a single chess computer?

I'm wondering if the following scenario has ever been played out: Once side of a chess game is played by multiple humans at once, collaboratively determining what the next move will be. This ...
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Can I buy IBM DeepBlue?

The IBM DeepBlue which is a chess computer that won against the one of the world's top chess players Kasparov was an IBM research project. Can I buy this? Thanks in advance.
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Are computers destroying chess?

These days I have been watching the candidates tournament, and I couldn't avoid noticing that players are reeling/scared of computer home preparation "a little bit too much". For example: 1) In the ...
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Can Grandmasters beat computers when given time-odds?

For eg., if a grandmaster is given 10:1 time odds, will he be able to beat a computer? For eg, if the GM is given 120 minutes for the entire game and the computer is given 12 minutes? If not 10:1 ...
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Has the success of computers reduced the stature of chess as an 'intellectual' sport/game?

As human beings, we know that there are different aspects of intelligence. Often, innovation and creativity are considered to be higher levels of intelligence, whereas the ability to calculate is ...
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Humans against computers

Are human ratings also progressing, could humans catch up with computers? (maybe playing against strong computers makes us strong) Are team of humans able to defeat computers? Is any competition like ...
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Deep Blue vs Kasparov - Aftermath

Evaluating 200M positions per second and having a search tree of 20+ moves might not be enough to beat a World Champion if a computer searches in the wrong direction or if it's evaluating positions a ...