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by lkaufman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Andriy Slyusarchuk vs Rybka 4.01 (game1)
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Andriy Slyusarchuk vs Rybka 4.01 (game1)

:-)...yes!...beyond the discussion about cheating though its relly interesting to find the "point of no return", thx Larry for your response, i wish you both(3) all the best with Komodo...a great engine !...to get to a more puzzeling question ( ...for me myself momentarily without sufficiant access...
by lkaufman
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Andriy Slyusarchuk vs Rybka 4.01 (game1)
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Andriy Slyusarchuk vs Rybka 4.01 (game1)

Looks like it was Stockfish playing White, except on move 13 SF probably played Be3 and he "heard" Re3.
by lkaufman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 3869

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Hard to believe So would have the performance he got against Carlsen in FRC, but it happened. It was just a few rapid games. Also they reversed colors. What do you mean by "also they reversed colors". Not reversing colors would have made the result more random; reversing colors makes So's huge scor...
by lkaufman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Finally TCEC is matching FRChess960 Engines......
Replies: 32
Views: 1640

Re: Finally TCEC is matching FRChess960 Engines......

I never said they needed me. Sorry for that :mrgreen: I noticed that Old Houdini, Fire, and Ethereal are doing much much better than KomodoMCTS https://tcec-chess.com/ I think that KomodoMCTS is doing poorly not because it is FRC but because they are using 256 threads. Komodo MCTS is quite good at ...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Finally TCEC is matching FRChess960 Engines......
Replies: 32
Views: 1640

Re: Finally TCEC is matching FRChess960 Engines......

I never said they needed me. Sorry for that :mrgreen: I noticed that Old Houdini, Fire, and Ethereal are doing much much better than KomodoMCTS https://tcec-chess.com/ I think that KomodoMCTS is doing poorly not because it is FRC but because they are using 256 threads. Komodo MCTS is quite good at ...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is this the best way to avoid too many draws? ........
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Is this the best way to avoid too many draws? ........

https://en.chessbase.com/post/proposal-a-new-world-championship-format I believe that if the match ends up is draws after 12 games like it did Carlsen vs Caruana last year, they should decide it in FRChess960 at Normal time control NOT Blitz games, but again in two more years it might be GM So the ...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 3869

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

I find myself wondering what Bobby Fischer would think of the tournament bearing his name. I think he would have a huge amount of problems with it. He would want to be paid. Perhaps that's why it was usually called chess 960 during his lifetime and shortly after, as well as Fischer's political view...
by lkaufman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 3869

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

between roughly equal players the one who makes the early weird move first consistently will score well under 50% against his near-equals. The idea of weird moves is to get the opponent to think ASAP, like what happens in FRC, so in theory So should be able to have a FRC performance in chess by get...
by lkaufman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

I will not support a tourney that discriminates based on gender. I'm inclined to think the post was a joke, as I doubt that the poster would have knowledge of such an event that no one else would have. But be that as it may, in what way did you support the FRC championship just held that did NOT di...
by lkaufman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 3869

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Maybe he is the best at thinking for himself in the opening, but in normal chess you can't make your opponents do that except by playing inferior moves yourself. I find that so weird, specially after analyzing some random FRC position and seeing some were worse than some weird opening moves. If any...