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Current ICGA-President and International Master David Levy is also well known about his famous bet with John McCarthy in 1968, that within the next ten years no chess program would beat him in a tournament match. Levy won the bet in 1978, winning a match against Chess 4.7 in Toronto. He drew the first one, won game 2 and 3, lost game 4 and finally won game 5 and the match with 3½ - 1½.


David Levy ponders next move against Chess 4.7 [1]


First game and short analyze on Lichess.org : https://en.lichess.org/tox8R4pp

Levy versus Chess 1979

The Levy versus Chess 4.8 match played in Hamburg, February 07, 1979, was introduced to a greater audience in the German television ZDF, featured by journalists Frederic Friedel and Volker Arzt [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] .
David Levy and Chess 4.8 finally shake hands [7]

[Event "ZDF"]
[Site "Hamburg"]
[Date "1979.02.07"]
[Round "1"]
[White "David Levy"]
[Black "Chess 4.8"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.d4 g4 5.Bxf4 gxf3 6.Qxf3 Nc6 7.d5 Qf6 8.dxc6 Qxb2
9.Bc4 Qxa1 10.Bxf7+ Kd8 11.O-O Qg7 12.Bd5 Bc5+ 13.Be3 Bxe3+ 14.Qxe3 dxc6 15.Rf7
Qh6 16.Qd4 cxd5 17.Qxh8 Qb6+ 18.Kf1 Qxb1+ 19.Kf2 Qxc2+ 20.Kg3 Qd3+ 21.Rf3 Qxe4
22.Qxg8+ Kd7 23.Qg7+ Kc6 24.Rc3+ Kb5 25.Rb3+ Ka4 26.Qc3 Qg4+ 27.Kf2 Qc4 28.Ra3+
Kb5 29.Qa5+ Kc6 30.Rc3 Be6 31.Qa4+ Kd6 32.Rxc4 dxc4 33.Qb4+ Kc6 34.Qa4+ b5 35.Qa6+
Kd7 36.Qxb5+ Kd6 37.Qb4+ c5 38.Qd2+ Kc7 39.Qh6 Bg8 40.Qg7+ Kc6 41.g4 a6 42.Qf6+
Kb5 43.Qd6 Kb4 44.Qb6+ Ka3 45.Qc6 Rf8+ 46.Ke3 Rb8 47.Qxa6+ Kb2 48.Qd6 Ra8 49.Qd2+
Ka3 50.h4 Ra6 51.g5 Ra8 52.h5 Re8+ 53.Kf4 Ra8 54.Ke5 Ra6 55.g6 hxg6 56.hxg6 Ra8
57.Kf6 Ra4 58.Kg7 Ra8 59.Qg2 Rd8 60.Qc6 Rd3 61.Qa6+ Kb4 62.Kxg8 Ra3 63.Qb6+ Kc3
64.g7 Rxa2 65.Kf7 Rf2+ 66.Ke7 Rg2 67.Qf6+ Kc2 68.Qf5+ Kb2 69.Kf7 c3 70.Qe5 c4
71.Qb5+ Kc1 72.Qxc4 Rxg7+ 73.Kxg7 c2 74.Kf6 Kd2 75.Qd4+ Kc1 76.Ke5 Kb1 77.Qb4+ Ka2
78.Qc3 Kb1 79.Qb3+ Ka1 80.Qa4+ Kb2 81.Qd4+ Kb1 82.Qd3 Kb2 83.Qb5+ Kc3 84.Qc5+ Kb2
85.Qb6+ Ka1 86.Qg1+ Kb2 87.Qb6+ Ka1 88.Qg1+ Kb2 89.Qb6+ Ka1 {3-fold repetition}

See also


External Links


  1. ^ David Levy ponders next move against Chess 4.7, running on a CDC Cyber 176 supercomputer
    in Toronto. Credit Line: Gift of David Levy © 2005, The Computer History Museum
  2. ^ ZDF: IM David Levy 1979 gegen Chess 4.8 from schach-computer wiki
  3. ^ Das Genie mit dem eisernen Arm by Wolfram Runkel, Die Zeit, Nr. 08, February 08, 1979 (German)
  4. ^ Schach-Computer: Jahrtausende pro Partie and Mit dem 9. Zug schien der Schotte verloren, Der Spiegel 7/1979, February 12, 1979 (German)
  5. ^ Remembering Werner Harenberg (1) by Frederic Friedel, ChessBase News, March 04, 2014
  6. ^ Computer chess history – knowledge vs brute force by Frederic Friedel, ChessBase News, March 21, 2017
  7. ^ Capture from the WCCC 1986 Video at 4:45
  8. ^ Publication Archive from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters

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