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by Peter Berger
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fischer Fiction
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Fischer Fiction

Huge surprise - I didn't know you had this in you. :D

I loved your post. :P

Peter
by Peter Berger
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For under the Christmas tree?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: For under the Christmas tree?

The first edition from 2004 was a relevation for me. One of the best chessbooks ( and certainly opening books) I have ever read. And no secrets: the author explained very clearly what he did in the first place and how lines were chosen. You did not only get the opinions of a grandmaster, but also hi...
by Peter Berger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What kind of game is chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 1293

What kind of game is chess?

It is a tactical game, basically ? Or is it a strategic game? Or if it is a tactical one, is it mostly about Zugzwang? I was considering a post with a lot of interesting positions, but you guys do spend +way+ more time with these things than me, so why spend time? And I haven't seen this question di...
by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 90
Views: 7845

Re: The Busted Dutch

I want to post one more topic since my last essential topic message some couple hundred years ago. Forget about hundred. Some say I have been original. Is that really so? Now, Harm will really go crazy, and also Henk, Eelco (how are you doing, buddy?) and (unfortunately) Houdart. Matter of fact is ...
by Peter Berger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 2277

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

[Moderation] These postings were split off from the Chessmaster engine-install thread, because they were rather off-topic there, which annoyed some people. Not a problem to split off threads. But it is a problem to misattribute. 1. I have not started off any new thread and 2. “Computer Chess and Ca...
by Peter Berger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence players wrongly trusted human moves
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: correspondence players wrongly trusted human moves

This is relevant knowledge, Uri, but it is outdated. A few months ago I talked with Matthias Kribben about "Fernschach" by accident. I know him in person because of a completely different context and the topic just so happened to come up in discussion. For once I felt pretty knowledgeable and eager ...
by Peter Berger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 14557

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Yeah, where did you dug up him? My wife would have done better. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I like crem’s approach that one of the lead developpers should always be present if at all possible. It must be a very disappointing experience for a developper who faces a team that is on...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 14557

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Cool - so Leela +does+ have someone who can speak for it. Maybe you should just plan and hire some organisation guy for the next time then. This doesn't solve the vacation problem, but everything else sounds pretty easy to me. You are already thinking along similar lines ( "crowd-funding" for the op...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 14557

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

I am not so sure. Community efforts like Stockfish and LeelaZero can't enter that easily for obvious reasons. And if they do, they face their own challenges, like an operator who can't enter a move on the board in like 15 seconds... What obvious reasons? You'd need a lot of people to agree with eac...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 14557

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

I am not so sure.

Community efforts like Stockfish and LeelaZero can't enter that easily for obvious reasons. And if they do, they face their own challenges, like an operator who can't enter a move on the board in like 15 seconds...