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by Will Singleton
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased
Replies: 64
Views: 17491

Re: Leo Dijksman (WBEC) deceased

Leo was a big inspiration for computerchess. We certainly had some fun years in what seemed the golden times of computerchess in hindsight. I agree. He provided one of the best and most popular sites in computer chess, and inspired many programmers to compete. And he was always a gentleman in onlin...
by Will Singleton
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 8 on the rating lists.
Replies: 8
Views: 3290

Re: Komodo 8 on the rating lists.

Frank,

Nice history, thanks.

Will
by Will Singleton
Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 3 Champs Highlights
Replies: 58
Views: 6140

Re: The Pawn-eater

[D]1r2r1k1/1pn2p1p/2pb1qp1/p4p2/3P4/1QP3P1/PP3PBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 17 This is a position from the 57th game of the tournament. Stockfish has played very well the opening with white against Houdini, but now decides to attack and eat with the queen an enemy pawn far from where the main battle takes pl...
by Will Singleton
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which is the weaker engine that can find the draw in game #2
Replies: 22
Views: 4408

Re: Which is the weaker engine that can find the draw in gam

<from a wiki article> However, it was discovered in 2007 by Internet analysis[7] that after 45...Qe3 46.Qxd6 Re8 47.Qd7+ Re7 48.Qc6 Qxe4 49.d6 Qd3+ 50.Kg1 Re8 51.Ra1 there is no perpetual check and the attack continues. The critical move being for White to force Black's rook on e7, which is later at...
by Will Singleton
Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New CC book: Beyond Deep Blue
Replies: 6
Views: 2003

Re: New CC book: Beyond Deep Blue

Haven't got it, but it's available from Amazon, so I'll order it. The blurb (below) indicates that some of the analyzed games come from ICC tournaments, I wonder if those are from CCC events? "More than a decade has passed since IBM’s Deep Blue computer stunned the world by defeating Garry Kasparov,...
by Will Singleton
Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Bilbao, position
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Carlsen-Ivanchuk, Bilbao, position

I think the position is lost, doesn't really matter what is played. How does black survive?

Will
by Will Singleton
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess Tiger vs Sargon III (Apple II)
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Chess Tiger vs Sargon III (Apple II)

I could probably get Sargon running on an apple2, if you want to continue the game. Looks like black doesn't have much chance, but maybe could get a draw out of it.

Will
by Will Singleton
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: new chess client for ICC with engine support ( beta)
Replies: 10
Views: 2349

Re: new chess client for ICC with engine support ( beta)

Looks interesting. It seems to work pretty well, looks nice. I was thinking it might be a good way to get analysis of ongoing games with a variety of engines. Not sure how to do it. I tried loading some engines, but it wasn't obvious how to get them to analyze a current game. Can you give a step-by-...
by Will Singleton
Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Detector Available
Replies: 189
Views: 43688

Re: Similarity Detector & wb2uci

oops, polyglot swings the other way, forgot about that. Anyway, I finally got it to work with wb2uci. (Thx, odd gunnar.) The problem turned out to be the fact that Similar sends the command Hard, or ponder, which caused problems with amateur due to some timing issues. There's no need to specify pon...
by Will Singleton
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Detector Available
Replies: 189
Views: 43688

Re: Similarity Detector & wb2uci

oops, polyglot swings the other way, forgot about that. Anyway, I finally got it to work with wb2uci. (Thx, odd gunnar.) The problem turned out to be the fact that Similar sends the command Hard, or ponder, which caused problems with amateur due to some timing issues. There's no need to specify pon...