"It just isn't conceivable that you can design a program strong enough to beat players like me."

December 5, 2016

Too genius to be funny with only a script

This video reminded me once again why it's difficult for chess to suit the needs of mass media. Maybe that's because chess requires a creative mind and dedication while mass media needs watchers to consume what's being offered, without too many questions.

One would notice that the used script is very classical and way too limited for the first and unique world champ of the US. The show is expected to be funny but it only looks weird.

Indeed, R.J.Fischer succeeded all by himself with insane dedication to chess. I think the rise of the media pressure before and after the 1972 match was the beginning of the unbearable load for Fischer.

He could handle any difficulty in a chess game but not this.


Alexei Chernakoff said...

Hi Gurcan!You when CPU frequency was lowered to 1000 mhz,which did a minimal frequency?Leave the default or also put 1 GHZ?

Unknown said...

I guess your question is about my side gauntlets. Yes i downclock my RK3188 from 1.4 to 1.0 to avoid freezes related to overheating. The lowest freq doesn't matter here because the cpu governor is set to performance. Pratically it stays on 1 Ghz all the time.

Alexei Chernakoff said...


Alex said...

Gurcan, do you know what happened with Aprijal? looks like he disappeared.

Unknown said...

No idea. I guess he's busy with other things. By the way, we should not expect to see him spending all his time with engines. I imagine how boring is the task.

Alex said...

I agree with you. I wonder if he is ok, because he disappeared without any traces :(

Alex said...

Btw i remember, he wrote to me in mail that he has problem with internet,
he didn't have money I was thinking to make a small donation, but i didn't catch him :(

stvs said...

Aprijal Pasaribu - 7:37 pm
to stvs777
Yes I'm fine, I'll back sooner :)
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Pada tanggal 15 Des 2016 00.33, "stvs" menulis:

> hello aprijal are u ok? busy?
> android fans are waiting for you:)
he will be back soon!

Alex said...

Thanks stvs!