DECEPTIVE APPEARANCE (11 september 2004)
Sometimes you see garbage collected by someone who looks like a professor. The man you see in this picture looks like a hippie, but is really a multimillionaire.
It's quite likely that you already know: appearances can be deceptive.
Today I received a chess computer that I'd bought via eBay. No, this time not a faulty one (click).
Its name was Novag Accord. It looked quite impressive:
To find out how well it played, I organized two games against the Tiger program on palmtop computer Zire (click).
Chess Tiger - Novag Accord
It was clear: black didn't have a chance. Let's see if Accord plays any stronger with white:
Novag Accord - Chess Tiger
Am I disappointed to have bought such a weak chess computer? No, I am a rather weak chess player myself. So now I have one more chance to win :)