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For the benefit of those who don't have access to the web, here's the
article.
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Breaking news on the front page @ http://www.academicchess.com/

(complete story to be in Cal Chess Journal this Month)

FISCHER CHALLENGES IBM TO MATCH

Bobby Fischer challenged IBM to a simultaneous exhibit claiming he
could
beat 25 Deep Blue Computers at one time. The secret deal was
discovered
by a Phillipine source and Fischer confidant last month and reported
to
a Cal Chess reporter. Public press releases are expected earlier
next
week.

A simul match against Deep Blue would be an outstanding feat
considering
in 1997, a single Deep Blue computer defeated World Chess Champion
Gary
Kasparov in a 6 game match. Reportedly, Fischer challenged the 25
Deep
Blue Computers not only for money, but in order to prove once and
for
all that he is a superior player to Kasparov. When asked why he
would
not challenge Kasparov directly, Fischer answered curtly, "That
guy doesn't have any money."

Fischer agreed to do the match only under the following 5
conditions:
1. IBM gets 25 full blown Deep Blue Computers lined up to play. No
PCs
allowed. 2. The computers must be self contained and not connected
to
the internet, and no GMs are allowed to come within 50 feet of
the machines during the match. 3. Fischer gets a single Deep Blue
computer
in his Philippine apartment so that he can fairly prepare for the
match.
3. Win or lose the match Fischer takes home $1,000,000.00 4. Fischer
is
allowed to call off the match at anytime before, during or after the
match.
5. And most importantly, no cameras will be allowed in the playing
hall
during the match.

IBM already agreed to the terms and has shipped an IBM mainframe
computer
loaded with Deep Blue software to Fischer in the Philippines.
Fischer
brags that it took 20 guys to lift the computer up the stairs to his
apartment,
and he has already outfitted the machine with a 25 inch plasma
screen
monitor. Fischer said he had to install two heavy duty air
conditioning
systems to offset the heat produced by the massive computer.

Last week the match suffered a set back when Philippine police
raided
Fischer's home and were mystified by the Toyota-sized computer in
his living room. According to one source, Fischer was inviting
friends
over regularly for video game parties on the world's fastest
computer.
Apparently the computer was draining huge amounts of electricity,
and
Fischer's monthly electric bill was over $3000, and this coupled
with Fischer's wacky behavior, led authorities to believe that
Fischer
was operating an illicit substance manufacturing plant in his
residence.
Fischer was detained briefly but released after the confusion was
cleared.
Fischer declined comment but said through an attorney that he plans
to write a book about the ordeal entitled "I Was Raided and Arrested
by Philippine Police." The book will be offered on a website that
is being created to cover the match.

According to Fischer's attorney, Fischer still plans to hold the
match
despite the glitch with Phillipine authorities. Although no date has
been
set, sources estimate the match will take place early 2005.


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Old April 1st 04, 01:57 PM
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Sorry about the poor formatting, let's try again.


For the benefit of those who don't have access to the web, here's the
article.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
Breaking news on the front page @ http://www.academicchess.com/

(complete story to be in Cal Chess Journal this Month)

FISCHER CHALLENGES IBM TO MATCH

Bobby Fischer challenged IBM to a simultaneous exhibit claiming he could
beat 25 Deep Blue Computers at one time. The secret deal was discovered
by a Phillipine source and Fischer confidant last month and reported to
a Cal Chess reporter. Public press releases are expected earlier next
week.

A simul match against Deep Blue would be an outstanding feat considering
in 1997, a single Deep Blue computer defeated World Chess Champion Gary
Kasparov in a 6 game match. Reportedly, Fischer challenged the 25 Deep
Blue Computers not only for money, but in order to prove once and for
all that he is a superior player to Kasparov. When asked why he would
not challenge Kasparov directly, Fischer answered curtly, "That
guy doesn't have any money."

Fischer agreed to do the match only under the following 5 conditions:
1. IBM gets 25 full blown Deep Blue Computers lined up to play. No PCs
allowed. 2. The computers must be self contained and not connected to
the internet, and no GMs are allowed to come within 50 feet of
the machines during the match. 3. Fischer gets a single Deep Blue computer
in his Philippine apartment so that he can fairly prepare for the match.
3. Win or lose the match Fischer takes home $1,000,000.00 4. Fischer is
allowed to call off the match at anytime before, during or after the match.
5. And most importantly, no cameras will be allowed in the playing hall
during the match.

IBM already agreed to the terms and has shipped an IBM mainframe computer
loaded with Deep Blue software to Fischer in the Philippines. Fischer
brags that it took 20 guys to lift the computer up the stairs to his
apartment,
and he has already outfitted the machine with a 25 inch plasma screen
monitor. Fischer said he had to install two heavy duty air conditioning
systems to offset the heat produced by the massive computer.

Last week the match suffered a set back when Philippine police raided
Fischer's home and were mystified by the Toyota-sized computer in
his living room. According to one source, Fischer was inviting friends
over regularly for video game parties on the world's fastest computer.
Apparently the computer was draining huge amounts of electricity, and
Fischer's monthly electric bill was over $3000, and this coupled
with Fischer's wacky behavior, led authorities to believe that Fischer
was operating an illicit substance manufacturing plant in his residence.
Fischer was detained briefly but released after the confusion was cleared.
Fischer declined comment but said through an attorney that he plans
to write a book about the ordeal entitled "I Was Raided and Arrested
by Philippine Police." The book will be offered on a website that
is being created to cover the match.

According to Fischer's attorney, Fischer still plans to hold the match
despite the glitch with Phillipine authorities. Although no date has been
set, sources estimate the match will take place early 2005.


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Old April 1st 04, 02:48 PM
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In article ,
"Gregory Topov" wrote:


IBM already agreed to the terms and has shipped an IBM mainframe computer
loaded with Deep Blue software to Fischer in the Philippines.


This is the main clue to the red herring: Deep blue is not software on
an IBM mainframe, it is (was) special hardware.

Henri
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Old April 1st 04, 06:46 PM
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"Gunny Bunny" wrote in message ...
http://www.academicchess.com

( Probably An April Fools Joke ! )



No, I am sure this is a true story.

Fischer will return and beat DeepBlue, beat kasparov, beat Anand, beat...


yawn

SNIP


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Old April 2nd 04, 02:10 PM
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henri Arsenault wrote in message ...
In article ,
"Gregory Topov" wrote:


IBM already agreed to the terms and has shipped an IBM mainframe computer
loaded with Deep Blue software to Fischer in the Philippines.


This is the main clue to the red herring: Deep blue is not software on
an IBM mainframe, it is (was) special hardware.

Henri



Well it's still got actualy software, but yes Deep Blue is the machine
and software together...Actually I think a big clue is that IBM isn't
about to ship a mainframe computer to some nut in a foreign country
just for the hell of it.
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Old April 2nd 04, 02:33 PM
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John Lamont wrote:
Actually I think a big clue is that IBM isn't about to ship a mainframe
computer to some nut in a foreign country just for the hell of it.


IBM does operate outside the US, you know... Surely the obvious giveaway
is the claim that Fischer will be playing twenty-five Deep Blues simul-
taneously.


Dave.

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"Gunny Bunny" wrote in message ...
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