Feb 08 2011
Having played dozens of chess games against Shredder at approximately 1200 ELO on my iPhone over the last few weeks finally pays off: Today, for the very first time, I beat Fritz 8 in a Blitz game! I didn’t have to play until checkmate; Fritz resigned when it was clear that I would be able to turn my last pawn three moves before Fritz could. Cool. I never got that far playing against Fritz, and as my rather low ELO rating shows, it was probably more luck than anything, but it still feels nice to have beaten that behemoth of a chess program.