Ukrainian sensationally beats world’s smartest chess programme 2011-04-28 19:27:45

KIEV, April 27 (Xinhua) — Ukrainian Andrew Slyusarchuk sensationally won the match against the smartest and the strongest chess computer program in the world “Rybka-4”, the local media reported Thursday.

He spent 8 months to understand the principles of the program. Slyusarchuk had read about three thousand books about chess.

Skeptics have not believed that Andrew Slyusarchuk will be able to cope with the program. Nobody could do it before.

The first batch Slyusarchuk played blindfold with the white chess. He has not seen a chessboard, but just have memorize moves. For the second leg he used black chess. In general, the player has spent about 2 hours for a duel with the computer.

Seven years ago Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov had a fight with the computer. The man lost the game. After his defeat chess players have not gambled with the machines.

Andrew Slyusarchuk does not apply for the title of grandmaster. He just wanted to show the audience that the potential of the human’s brain is not fully used.

Slyusarchuk is an amateur in chess playing — he is a neurosurgeon. 39-year-old MD specializes in the brain studying as well as improving memory technologies development. He knows by heart 20,000 books and 30 million digits of the pi number.

Editor: Zhang Xiang

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