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by Uri Blass
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com
Replies: 51
Views: 1486

Re: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com

Maybe Komodo team might give chess960 + material odds a try. The disharmony of the pieces offered in chess960 might offset some material deficit. Most top engines play chess960 equally good as standard setup. Didn't you read the previous post? Two of the games will be precisely what you ask, chess9...
by Uri Blass
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF
Replies: 74
Views: 2418

Re: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF

I'm a 2300+ level player and I have NEVER met an opponent of that level that played a game so badly! NEVER! I'm having trouble believing that that is a "real" ICCF tournament. I've never seen players of that level play so badly! I previously assumed a "bad" CC player would follow an engine too much...
by Uri Blass
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ccrl 40/40 vs 40/4
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Ccrl 40/40 vs 40/4

I'd be curious to know where Komodo 13 lvl 24 or Komodo 11 lvl 19 would be located in the list ccrl 40/40 and ccrl 40/4, since their strength is absolute and not relative. Has anyone done similar tests? Same from me, + Stockfish level 19 and level 18. OK, I ran some tests at 3' + 1" on our tester, ...
by Uri Blass
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where did all these 3400 engines come from?
Replies: 31
Views: 1508

Re: Where did all these 3400 engines come from?

Ed, ist difficult for me to disagree with you. Your chess programs dominated computerchess from 1986 until whatever. My full respect for this. As usual. But i want to disagree because I think we need another level now. We need chess engines doing a plan. IMO its bringing computerchess into another ...
by Uri Blass
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where did all these 3400 engines come from?
Replies: 31
Views: 1508

Re: Where did all these 3400 engines come from?

The idea behind chess is to mate. For that you need a plan. Otherwise you run around on the board without understanding and IMO you do not play chess but survive. If an engine plays 2600+ ELO but is not planning to mate, it has IMO no understanding of the game. Ok it plays 2600 elo. But is chess ru...
by Uri Blass
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Are the van Foreests the new Polgars?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Are the van Foreests the new Polgars?

https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=1051563 Machteld is age 12 and is clearly weak relative to judit polgar at age 11. Judit already had rating 2355 at age 11 and one year later 2555 if my memory is correct. Machteld Van Foreest failed in the european girls chess championship and only got plac...
by Uri Blass
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Are the van Foreests the new Polgars?
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Are the van Foreests the new Polgars?

Another one Tommy Grooten. [Event "Edited game"] [Site "LAPTOP-1FK7MTIP"] [Date "2019.08.02"] [Round "-"] [White "-"] [Black "-"] [Result "*"] 1. Nf3 d6 2. g3 e5 3. d3 Bg4 4. Bg2 Nd7 5. O-O Ngf6 6. Nbd2 h6 7. c3 Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Qc2 Re8 10. Nf1 Bf8 11. e4 g6 12. Ne3 Be6 13. d4 c6 14. dxe5 Nxe5 15....
by Uri Blass
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF
Replies: 74
Views: 2418

Re: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF

Second, I'm afraid to look at any of your linked games. Clearly I had no idea how bad ICCF games can be. I've never see games so bad as that. If all my ICCF opponents played like that I'd be World Champion! I can assure you that game isn't representative of "normal" games in ICCF! I'm afraid to loo...
by Uri Blass
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF
Replies: 74
Views: 2418

Re: Out of the Kai 450 positions, 99 not found by SF

I'll claim that in this game I played the best moves up to this point, despite what engines think (they'll all like the black side up to this point, or think it's equal.) After this point I don't know, I perhaps could have beaten them faster with some other moves, I chose what was the clearest vict...
by Uri Blass
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are there rating lists that test material handicap games?
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Are there rating lists that test material handicap games?

I think that with a queen handicap against weak engines it may be possible to close the position with pablo's style and hopefully even to win the game because the opponent may sacrifice material in order to avoid the 50 move rule.