computer chess question -- not a game per se
The Mar 21 issue of the New Yorker magazine has a fairly extensive profile of chess whiz kid Magnus Carlsen. In it he makes the claim that he can tell the difference between playing against a computer and a real person, and further he doesn't like playing computers because the games are less interesting. The article also mentions that a computer solved one of his endgames in a way he missed during the match -- hmm, sour grapes or no?
My real questions are: Is it possible to distinguish computer/human play and would this not be a type of Turing Test -- although a rather rarefied one? Does anyone have anecdotal evidence for such? Have there been blind trials of such claims?