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The Ukrainian chess amateur Andriy Slyusarchuk, who recently beat Rybka 4.0 blindfold, is contributing to our understanding of the human mind. Really. He is showing us vividly just how gullible people are, how absurd a claim can be and still be accepted by the media. Chess Today sent us an article on this illusionist genius, with new video links and annotated Rybka games.
This subject is very very interesting. I think, concerning to chess, that we have few information to judge it, so I don´t want to make any sentence here about the truth of all this. But I can´t resist to ask something: if (remember, IF) he is a illusionist, what did he use to beat Rybka? My guess is Houdini, but I know that you might think in another way!
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There are many way to beat a comp and many of them do not involve other comp. The fact is that info are scarse specially in the set up of the engine and the book used, 2 key factors which can easly be spoiled in order to achive the result wanted...