[LMB] OT?Re: HH - the Animals

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 14:23:20 BST 2012


Which is why is rarely win at checkers and never play chess.

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On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:

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> On Oct 21, 2012, at 11:34 AM, John Cowan wrote:
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> > Pat Mathews scripsit:
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> >> Chess-master's prescience, being able to see many, many moves ahead.
> >> Chess savants' prescience, being able to see the pattern of the game
> >> as a whole, all at once.
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> > Clearly the gods have only the first.  We are told in HH that our free
> > will limits even the gods.  Being able to see many moves ahead (and
> > top-level chess programs see much further, if more shallowly, than any
> > human) works only on the assumption that your opponent behaves
> rationally.
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> Most of the chess games I've won are because my opponent did not see one
> move ahead. Failure to see that I had a threat of a Queen sacrifice will do
> it every time.
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