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by wolfv
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Thomas Mally 1943-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Thomas Mally 1943-2013

I will miss Thomas, we corresponded for quite a while and he asked me to write a small piece on Novag Forte C as I was the first one to get it from Hong Kong as an insertable software module for my Super Expert, which was a beautiful wooden board that played attractive attacking chess. So I wrote th...
by wolfv
Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don Dailey, 1956 -2013
Replies: 150
Views: 71508

Re: Don Dailey, 1956 -2013

The last I heard from Don was Oct 4 and only a couple of days later on I found out about his health issues. I wrote back to him immediately but he never replied -- and I knew that it didn't bode well. We were in intense communication back in 2010 when I was helping him with a distributed test whilst...
by wolfv
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Casual chess online
Replies: 2
Views: 662

Re: Casual chess online

May be this one: http://lichess.org/

Looked very nice to me, may be she'll enjoy it.
by wolfv
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka Rental program is a nonsense.
Replies: 32
Views: 9372

Re: Rybka Rental program is a nonsense.

Any wealthy chess enthusiast would If you want to know if the business model is sound, just tell them you want to make a reservation for the full monthy cluster (100 cores) for 2 days (it's the minimum you must reserve, that makes around 1200€ or $1700 for these 2 days). The information you want to...
by wolfv
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Taming the Tiger :-)
Replies: 43
Views: 11247

Re: Taming the Tiger :-)

I agree with you, Robert. Probably because I play against the trainer level as fast as I can (usually spend about 3-4 min per game thinking), trying to match its speed. And that's the kind of chess I like to play as it really relaxes me. I did try the strongest playing level, the true Tiger, in the ...
by wolfv
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Taming the Tiger :-)
Replies: 43
Views: 11247

Re: Taming the Tiger :-)

I simply have to jump in, apologies to everyone, and to my dear friend, Fernando, yes and yes! I have "discovered" my love for playing chess programs again, this time thanks to Christophe. I play against CT now, each time I steal a bit of free time, and enjoy playing against it so much, almost as if...
by wolfv
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess on the Ipad Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Chess on the Ipad Revisited

Dear Frank, I agree that a dedicated chess computer would be fantastic on today's HW. Even an Atom CPU would do fine, and it uses only 4 watts. However, there is no real commercial interest for such comeback :-(. Best regards to you and Lisa!
by wolfv
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess on the Ipad Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Re: Chess on the Ipad Revisited

Alex, thanks for the feedback. It just may be that Magnus's Online app runs fine only on the IPhone and the IPod but has quirks or bugs on the IPad? Interestingly enough it works and freezes only in the light version, when you play as a guest. Even then, after a finished game it hangs. Shouldn't hav...
by wolfv
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess on the Ipad Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1144

Chess on the Ipad Revisited

I've decided to describe some of my experiences with chess applications on the Ipad, hoping to help some people decide whether to buy the device :-). The inevitable finally happened: I have jumped on the bandwagon and bought an Ipad. One of the reasons to shell out the money was the recent cutdown o...
by wolfv
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Previous World Champion Engine Authors Speak Out...
Replies: 194
Views: 55209

Re: Previous World Champion Engine Authors Speak Out...

The same is happening here, in the Rybka case. Each one of us does have some expectations and each one is biased in a way. The same applies to Hyatt, who is twice as aware of the above, being an academician (I am one, too and know how he can feel). Hyatt is most likely _not_ biased so as not to rec...