Nobody who follows any competition that pits humans against humans gives any thought to whether a computer could beat them.
Time to admit that chess has been taken over by computers and move on to the crème de la crème of board games; Go, pronounced 'goh'.
Three rules, pieces are all the same, and nothing moves. Makes chess look like tiddlywinks. And excellent free clients for mac and ios too.
I was going to mention Go - You certainly wouldn't want to use a Go program to give you moves, you'd get eaten alive by Professional Go players. Computers still have a fair way to go to even get close to humans here...
btw Analog - I'm in BrisVegas too - Do you play Go with a club?
I used to play at the Sydney go club before the interwebs was invented. These days I can play online at pandanet, using the gopanda2 client, for mac, and ios. I'd highly recommend it. Their robots aren't too shabby, at about 10kyu
Money will be made with this... Apple Watch really is the ultimate cheating device with its vibration feedback.
As for chess, I lost all interest when computers got better than grandmasters. Grandmasters, at this point, should compete by designing better computer programs - my program vs. yours!
That said, people still enjoy the sport so let them. They'll have to come up with pretty sophisticated anti-cheating measures. But sports don't necessarily have to die just because computers are better. Spelling bees, anyone?