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    Monster of the deep Kevin Bonham's Avatar
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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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    Correspondence player vs. computer, email 29.03.2012.
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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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    Last edited by Capablanca-Fan; 09-04-2012 at 01:36 AM.
    1. Terrorist attacks by Muslims.
    The Left: We shouldn't judge all Muslims by the actions of a few thousand.

    2. Thug murders people (in gun free zone).
    The Left: We should judge all 50 American gun owners by the actions of a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Dowden
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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.

    1. Terrorist attacks by Muslims.
    The Left: We shouldn't judge all Muslims by the actions of a few thousand.

    2. Thug murders people (in gun free zone).
    The Left: We should judge all 50 American gun owners by the actions of a few.

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