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Beyond Deep Blue

Chess in the Stratosphere

By Monty Newborn

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More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov. This volume provides an updated story of the chess engine and its steady improvement.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-8572-9340-4
  • 300 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: April 2, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
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More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating Garry Kasparov, the world chess champion at that time. Beyond Deep Blue tells the continuing story of the chess engine and its steady improvement. The book provides analysis of the games alongside a detailed examination of the remarkable technological progress made by the engines – asking which one is best, how good is it, and how much better can it get. Features: presents a total of 118 games, played by 17 different chess engines, collected together for the first time in a single reference; details the processor speeds, memory sizes, and the number of processors used by each chess engine; includes games from 10 World Computer Chess Championships, and three computer chess tournaments of the Internet Chess Club; covers the man-machine matches between Fritz and Kramnik, and Kasparov and Deep Junior; describes three historical matches between leading engines – Hydra vs. Shredder, Junior vs. Fritz, and Zappa vs. Rybka.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Deep Blue Establishes Historic Landmark.
  2. The Dawn of the Post Deep Blue Era.
  3. 2002: Shredder Bows to Deep Junior at 10th WCCC.
  4. 2002: Deep Fritz Befuddles Kramnik, Drawing 4
  5. 4 in Bahrain.
  6. 2003: Deep Junior Confounds Kasparov, Drawing 3
  7. 3 in New York.
  8. 2003: Shredder, the Comeback Kid, Comes Back at 11th WCCC.
  9. 2004: Deep Junior Edges Out Shredder to Take 12th WCCC.
  10. 2004: Hydra Slews Shredder in Abu Dhabi, 5
  11. 5–2.5.
  12. 2005: Zappa Red Hot at 13th WCCC.
  13. 2006: Junior, Another Comeback Kid, Wins 14th WCCC.
  14. 2006: Deep Fritz Clobbers Kramnik, 4–2.
  15. 2007: Deep Junior Deep Sixes Deep Fritz in Elista, 4–2.
  16. 2007: Rybka Moves to Top at 15th WCCC.
  17. 2007: Zappa Upsets Rybka in Mexico City, 5.5–4.5.
  18. 2008: Rybka, Naum Top Field at Internet Chess Club CCT 10.
  19. 2008: Rybka Retains Title at 16th WCCC.
  20. 2009: Rybka Tops at Internet Chess Club CCT 11.
  21. 2009: Rybka Rolls Through Opposition at 17th WCCC.
  22. 2010: Sjeng Wins ICC CCT 12.
  23. 2010: Rybka Romps Again at 18th WCCC.
  24. And Beyond Rybka?

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