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by vb4
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: when is a win a win and a draw a draw
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: when is a win a win and a draw a draw

Note that I do not know about a single engine that can detect when a draw is a draw(that means no possible mate for the opponent) "Unless there are only 2 kings and a knight or a bishop outside of that no server is going to ALWAYS get it right" stupid Stockfish even cannot evaluate obvious draw che...
by vb4
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: when is a win a win and a draw a draw
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: when is a win a win and a draw a draw

There are positions when you only have a knight and you cannot win. For example KN vs KQ when there is nothing the side with the queen can do to help the opponent to win. If the stronger side who lost on time has a rook or a bishop or a knight or a pawn and lose on time it is not a draw by the fide...
by vb4
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: when is a win a win and a draw a draw
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

Re: when is a win a win and a draw a draw

Bob you are right the position is illegal my mistake. The point was unless a position is 100% certain that its a draw then just because black only has a knight doesn't foot the bill. To me only 2 kings and a bishop or 2 kings and a knight I think are the only 2 scenarios guaranteed a draw. Uri only ...
by vb4
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: when is a win a win and a draw a draw
Replies: 15
Views: 1839

when is a win a win and a draw a draw

Hi everyone I have a question regarding the subject here. I was playing a bullet game and I had only a king and a knight and my opponent had 3 pawns a rook. My opponent ran out of time but I was told that since I only had a knight that I could not win the game so the server said it was a draw?? Ther...
by vb4
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ACT test set
Replies: 18
Views: 2881

Re: ACT test set

Like Dann mentioned before as long as there are no spaces in the string the opcode can be used with or without quotes
by vb4
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For fans of old chess computers
Replies: 103
Views: 30223

Re: For fans of old chess computers

Hi John,

It is a beautiful work of art for sure. When they first came out I purchase mine for $1400 I recall but as you know it is a dandy <s>
by vb4
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For fans of old chess computers
Replies: 103
Views: 30223

Re: For fans of old chess computers

Hi Franz,

I was looking at this thread and thought to add to it. I have the Fidelity auto sensory Prestige Challenger, what a work of art. The board itself is beautiful
\Les
by vb4
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Prestige Chess Computer
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Wow what can I say Lonnie other then I am sorry for you but on the up note it doesnt seem that its going to require alot of money to fix the external portion. Atleast I hope I am right. Please keep me posted
by vb4
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Prestige Chess Computer
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Well lets hope that mother nature allows you to weather the storm with minimal damage.
by vb4
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Prestige Chess Computer
Replies: 20
Views: 3240

Re: Prestige Chess Computer

Hi Lonnie

Thx for the link.

btw isn't she a beauty <S>

Les