I'm currently playing at a weekend tourament, and this dude has an engine called Toby Chess that he is trying to sell to all the participants. He has it playing simultaneous matches against fritz 12 and rybka 3, and it seems to be winning 70% of the games and drawing the rest?!
If this engine is so strong, why hasn't anyone heard of it? My first thought was that it was great at playing engines, but could'nt play against people. Who knows?
The guy kept telling me that by buying his engine, I could get my rating from about 1600 to 2200 in 6 months, because "it will teach me instantly recognise tactics and checkmates like they were second nature."
I'm pretty sure we can all agree that such a leap is pretty much impossible, but what do you think about this engine?