Originally Posted by Commander Data
I know that they do run computer matches
Did I question your knowledge?
That's right, I did not.
Don't fool yourself that only programmers care.
Ok, chess programmers, professionals and... CD2 care about comptures playing against each other. The outcome of computer matches provides information about how algorithms differ from each other, and which programs respond better to chess positions that appear. It doesn't sound too exciting to me and some of my friends.
Chess is becoming more and more boring by the influence of computers and the computer like style of the human players. Where are the genius attacks like Fischer and Kasparov did them today?
Fischer is dead and Kasparov has retired
Obviously humans are affected by computers. After all they train with computers. But humans are still humans and not machines. Chess at the top has become much more "concrete" due to the influence of computers. There is more emphasis on calculation and less on intuition and general guidelines.
As the computers become more and more powerful they start to scarify pieces for positional advantage. hopefully the humans follow this trend.
I don't understand what you mean here. People can still enjoy watching top players play against each other. So what if computers have surpassed humans? Is anybody bothered by the fact that computers solve numerical problems better than humans? Why would it be different for chess?