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by JVMerlino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Swiss Tournament Ed.VI.Group C.
Replies: 17
Views: 399

Re: Swiss Tournament Ed.VI.Group C.

Myrddin, apparently, does not believe in draws in this tournament. :lol:
by JVMerlino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: In Praise of The King

I definitely agree that this is still excellent news. Working with Johan on Chessmaster was both a great honor and a great pleasure. Also, to IanO, if you are collecting Kittinger engines, were you aware of a PC game called "Majestic Chess", published by Vivendi in 2003? It used a Kittinger engine, ...
by JVMerlino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: In Praise of The King

That's wonderful. Thanks for the info! However, this may not be a new version of The King. :( Here's a picture from January showing the hardware (I think?) with The King's version number from back in January. https://picochess.com/millennium-2000-toysfair-nuernberg-2018/ It shows v2.61, which was th...
by JVMerlino
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: In Praise of The King

mclane wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:16 pm
How good that we soon get this engine in a new dedicated chess computer.
Wait...what?? Johan is working on a new version?!?!?
by JVMerlino
Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 19
Views: 882

Re: In Praise of The King

Thanks to Norbert Leisner for correcting my mistake - It was The King v3.23 (dated June 6, 2002) in Chessmaster 9000.
by JVMerlino
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 19
Views: 882

In Praise of The King

The King still surprises me sometimes. This is v3.12, from Chessmaster 9000 in 2002, on old hardware, getting around 585KNPS, and finding a mate in 15 in four seconds. I tried several other engines, and only Crafty 25 (JA build) came close at 7 seconds (at 1 core, like The King), even though it need...
by JVMerlino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two test positions for <2400 engines
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Re: Two test positions for <2400 engines

So it appears that the best moves are correct, but replying with bxc5 might not be able to prevent White winning (although it's clearly better than Rxc5). Thanks, Dann!
by JVMerlino
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two test positions for <2400 engines
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Two test positions for <2400 engines

In a recent game between Myrddin and Comet, Myrddin had this position: 8/7k/pprNb1p1/6Pp/r1P1PK2/P1R5/8/1R6 w - - 0 48 Black is up a pawn, but is threatening to make a second outside passer. Surprisingly, the best move is 48.c5! Giving up a pawn to either open up the b-file or...well, after c5 we ha...
by JVMerlino
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney July
Replies: 43
Views: 2318

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney July

Myrddin will be joining after an absence of a few months. However, I'm in an area where Wifi is not 100% reliable. Since I won't be watching 100% of the time, I apologize in advance if Myrddin drops out and becomes annoying.
by JVMerlino
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Victory from the mouth of defeat
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: Victory from the mouth of defeat

The King was always a great finder of these kinds of mates. It announces Mate in 13 in about 0.3 seconds, at depth 6 with only 208041 nodes. Some of the oldies are still really goodies. Critter also springs to mind. It is also a bit humbling, considering that that specific matesearching code from J...