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  1. 24 May '13 00:30 / 5 edits
    Seeing as you were unimpressed by my other chess computer thread. I have thought of you over 2000 players, or anyone who wants the best! 🙂

    Here you are; It costs £803! but you can get it for less... The computers is the samsung galaxy s4 apparently at 1.9ghz its the fastest phone. Add fritz / shredder and you should be at 2700 elo i'd guess.

    It comes with a DGT board too - but robbie the king has a five pointed star not a cross!

    http://store.three.co.uk/Samsung_Galaxy_S4 1.9Ghz
    £37 pm / £550

    http://chessbase-shop.com/en/products/pocket_fritz_4
    50 Eu / £40

    http://www.shredderchess.com/chess-info/features/pocket-shredder-features.html
    20 Eu / £15

    DGT Board - with 'hand' feature
    http://www.chessbaron.co.uk/chess-X2035.htm
    £198 / Bargain

    http://shop.chess.co.uk/
    London Chess And Bridge - who don't sell the above but do have a range of saiteks (incl mine) and lots of books.

    http://www.hiarcs.com/iphone-chess.htm
    for iphones don't know how much - but a good prog.

    What do you think of this hi tec ness? want one, have one already?
  2. 24 May '13 01:18
    Originally posted by e4chris
    Seeing as you were unimpressed by my other chess computer thread. I have thought of you over 2000 players, or anyone who wants the best! 🙂

    Here you are; It costs £803! but you can get it for less... The computers is the samsung galaxy s4 apparently at 1.9ghz its the fastest phone. Add fritz / shredder and you should be at 2700 elo i'd guess.

    It comes ...[text shortened]... ch - but a good prog.

    What do you think of this hi tec ness? want one, have one already?
    I have a galaxy s2, how powerful is that in ELO terms?
  3. 24 May '13 01:20 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I have a galaxy s2, how powerful is that in ELO terms?
    I was looking for a site to tell me, pocket fritz went into a tournament - lost to Adams, a draw with Leko who is 2737 so... http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1170273

    You can have one of these for 3000 Eu - but it would be funny if a samsung galaxy could beat it and it might,
    http://www.chesscomputer.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27%3Arevelation-chess-board&catid=14%3Atable-top-wood&lang=en
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    26 May '13 03:03
    Originally posted by e4chris
    Seeing as you were unimpressed by my other chess computer thread. I have thought of you over 2000 players, or anyone who wants the best! 🙂

    Here you are; It costs £803! but you can get it for less... The computers is the samsung galaxy s4 apparently at 1.9ghz its the fastest phone. Add fritz / shredder and you should be at 2700 elo i'd guess.

    It comes ...[text shortened]... ch - but a good prog.

    What do you think of this hi tec ness? want one, have one already?
    If a strong comp is what you want, go with a desktop comp with a 3 GHz, 4/6 core processor. It would be cheaper as well as stronger.
  5. 26 May '13 08:38
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    If a strong comp is what you want, go with a desktop comp with a 3 GHz, 4/6 core processor. It would be cheaper as well as stronger.
    I used to, until it broke have a 2.4 ghz pc and i bought that processor as it was the best i could afford then mainly so it would play good chess 🙂
  6. 28 May '13 22:25
    saw the samsung s4 in the shop today it has a big screen, its to big to be a phone i think. but would make a kick ass computer if fritz or shredder will load - i guess they will?
  7. 01 Jun '13 01:34
    has anyone got pocket fritz?? is it any good?
  8. 02 Jun '13 09:03 / 1 edit
    I managed to sell that chess set to myself!! Have bought it, is on its way 🙂
  9. 04 Jun '13 00:13
    seeing as i'm promting chess sets 🙂

    a few nices ones on here
    http://www.chessmazeinternational.com/

    more of a grain in the wood then the ones on chessbaron, but the chessbaron ones seem very well priced. I think you could buy one and sell it for twice the price on ebay with a 'creative' write up - they look good!
  10. 04 Jun '13 23:26
    'taurus' a polite word yes! 🙂 - chess - yes it exists!
    http://a.fsdn.com/con/app/proj/tchess/screenshots/216646.jpg

    download here!?!?
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tchess/
  11. 05 Jun '13 21:30 / 1 edit
    I must say, gloves off, the arrogance of chess players who think computers rubbish astounds me - my £10 one at 2min per move would be graded higher then you would like to think on here.

    I went to Holland a while back and found a chess café - I was very stoned but a kind dutch guy gave me a game and won very easily, looked at me like a bit of a fool, I was 🙂 but I asked him if he liked computers and he said 'no they are rubbish' and I briefly looked at him like an idiot - rubbish are you mad? didn't say that just smiled. But it amazes me how people think they can out calc a calculator - tricking a chess computer with opening tricks is not the same as beating one in an open game. Very few can...
  12. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    05 Jun '13 22:58
    Originally posted by e4chris
    I must say, gloves off, the arrogance of chess players who think computers rubbish astounds me - my £10 one at 2min per move would be graded higher then you would like to think on here.

    I went to Holland a while back and found a chess café - I was very stoned but a kind dutch guy gave me a game and won very easily, looked at me like a bit of a fool, I was ...[text shortened]... computer with opening tricks is not the same as beating one in an open game. Very few can...
    There was a fun thread on here where a guy tried to give 'one of those endgames that a machine can't play worth beans'. And for humans it was supposed to be an easy win. Only trouble was, it turned out not to be easy at all. Then a bunch of people started analyzing and googling it. Turned out that it really was only a draw and the machine was right all along. 😛