A gentleman from France
posted in the bloggier,
older version of my chess journal:
Just some words from France to tell you what a pleasure to read your
article. a lot of thanks. I found a great site about Alan Turing on
Thanks again for your wonderful work
This refers to my earlier article on Alan
Turing, called Turing Test
The same gentleman posted again, referring
me to another "computer" game:
I give you another historical chess game played by Frank Poole and the
computer HAL 9000 featured in the Stanley Kubrick's film 2001 : A
Space Odyssey. You can see a picture of the chessboard for few
seconds. This is the game (a Worrall attack) that you are waiting for:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 0-0 8.0-0
d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nf4 11.Qe4 Nxe5 12.Qxa8 Qd3 13.Bd1 Bh3 (we see
this position in the movie)14.Qxa6 Bxg2 15.Re1 Qf3 16.Bxf3 Nxf3 mate !
If you are interested, you can have more information on
The score should read:
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. c3 O-O 8.
O-O d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Nxe5 Nf4 11. Qe4 Nxe5 12. Qxa8 Qd3 13. Bd1 Bh3 14.
Qxa6 Bxg2 15. Re1 Qf3 16. Bxf3 Nxf3#
and, indeed, some very intriguing
information on this game can be found on Tim Krabbé's site as posted
Maybe later, I'll post some information on T. H. Worrall. after whom the
Worrall Attack was named.