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    Last human to defeat a top-level computer/program in a serious controlled game

    As these man-vs-machine contests that were common several years ago are no longer held, I'm just wondering who will go down in history as the last human to beat a (more or less) top-level program of the day under regulated long-play conditions and without odds will be.

    The latest I can find is Ponomariov beating Fritz in 2005 in the Man vs Machine World Team Championship. Does anyone have any later examples than that?
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    I'm disqualifying corro - it is virtually impossible to know the human isn't using computer assistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    I'm disqualifying corro - it is virtually impossible to know the human isn't using computer assistance.
    Or that the computer isn't using human assistance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    I can beat my computer every time
    Ok - what one do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
    I can beat my computer every time
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    Kasparov opines that the main advantage that computers have over the best human players is constant vigilance; humans can't help relax a little, even if it's for one move per game that's inaccurate. Against other humans, it usually doesn't cost, but a computer maintains machine-like steadiness.

    “The history of the 20th century is full of examples of countries that set out to redistribute wealth and ended up redistributing poverty.”
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