26 December 2008

Strength Meets Intelligence


Honda Ridgeline Meets Chess (0:26) • 'The surprisingly efficient Ridgeline built by Honda.'

These guys don't talk much ('Check!'), but they don't have to.

5 comments:

webmaster said...

Strength meets intelligence? The one man's move does not put the other player in check - the only thing displayed here is that the marketing department wasn't intelligent. Lol. :D

Mark Weeks said...

Webmaster - Re 'The one man's move does not put the other player in check', yes, it does. The first guy plays Bf5, checking the King on c8. The second guy plays e6, blocking the check with a Pawn. The position isn't very realistic, but it respects 'White on right', which is more than you can say for a lot of commercial videos. - Mark

webmaster said...

Interesting! They updated (fixed) the video! There is an older one where he places the bishop on the opposite square than the king. I wish I could find it - should have screen-shot the thing.

Titus said...

Dumbest board position ever.

Look closely and you will see a black rook on c1, checking the white king. So the move's illegal, but if we're going by the best move disregarding that back row check, white should have pushed the pawn to h8 to promote with a free check out of it. This commercial has been bugging me on hulu for some time now. *angry face*

Mark said...

The short commercial they plan on TV is the old one that is not a check... It has been bugging me every time I see it. It's funny because their motto is "strength meets intelligence" and they don't know how to put someone in check!