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"I just can't be politic. I never learned how to do that and I don't like doing that. I think it's false."
- Harlan Ellison

Robotic Chess Expert  
  A robot that plays chess at a level that no human can match.  

This is the first reference that I am aware of that refers to computers or robots as being unbeatable at chess.

In the screen a man was sitting before a chess table. The pieces were in mid-game. Across the board stood a beautifully machined robotic.

The man reached out a hand, thoughtfully played a knight. The robotic clicked and chuckled. It moved a pawn...

"Mr. Benton hasn't won a game in the past ten years..."

"... Benton must have known, when he had Oscar fabricated, that Oscar would beat him," Sutton pointed out. "A human simply can't beat a robotic expert."

From First He Died (Time and Again), by Clifford Simak.
Published by Dell in 1951
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It didn't happen until 1997 that a computer beat a world champion within standard tournament rules. (Deep Blue vs. Kasparov).

See the autonomoton chessplayer from Ambrose Bierce's 1910 short story Moxon's Master.

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