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by Tom Barrister
Sat May 21, 2011 2:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 2.1.1 and ccrl
Replies: 4
Views: 1817

Re: Stockfish 2.1.1 and ccrl

I wonder how long it will be before Stockfish is banned from CCRL for whatever reason?
by Tom Barrister
Thu May 12, 2011 3:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Candidates Tournament
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

Re: Candidates Tournament

I have been following it, but I think the format of the tournament is ridiculous. FIDE has done a horrible job recently of running the world championship. Every year the rules have changed. This latest idea, where a world championship candidate can be chosen based on a blitz match, is not improving...
by Tom Barrister
Thu May 12, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What to do in this position??
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: What to do in this position??

1 Bxh5 is a draw. White can win both pawns for the Bishop, but then Black plays Kd6, waits for White's King to go back to g5 (which must be done to advance the pawns), and then plays his King towards g7.

If White doesn't play 1 Bxh5, Black can simply move the King towards g7.
by Tom Barrister
Thu May 12, 2011 2:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini, Fire, IvanHoe, (and Rybka?) are 'clones'...?
Replies: 97
Views: 26712

Re: Houdini, Fire, IvanHoe, (and Rybka?) are 'clones'...?

So this thread has followed the same path of all of the others. As soon as facts come out, the people on the wrong side of the facts put spin after spin on things to divert the issue. There's no point in trotting out all of the reasons that spin doctors (i.e. trolls who can use big words) are useles...
by Tom Barrister
Tue May 03, 2011 12:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini, Fire, IvanHoe, (and Rybka?) are 'clones'...?
Replies: 97
Views: 26712

Re: Houdini, Fire, IvanHoe, (and Rybka?) are 'clones'...?

Norman, give it a rest. IP*/Robo* are _clearly_ clones of something, produced by decompiling something. Bob... "If" (and that's a big 'if') Ippolit is the result of 'decompiling' (as you seem to somehow know as fact): Decompiling is not 'wrong' or 'illegal' in any way... it is a completely legitima...
by Tom Barrister
Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation
Replies: 40
Views: 11135

Re: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation

Mr. Rajlich can't use Crafty or Fruit code in Rybka without permission from the respective copyright owners. Why is that hard to understand? No license agreement? Standard copyright law applies; refer to the highlighted sentence. If a license exists, then the terms of that license override copyrigh...
by Tom Barrister
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation
Replies: 40
Views: 11135

What's the latest on the Rybka-Fruit situation

Did I miss something here? Were threads moved somewhere else? Was the situation resolved?
by Tom Barrister
Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "Complex Tactics" such as bishop versus knight
Replies: 5
Views: 1590

Re: "Complex Tactics" such as bishop versus knight

In Bishop vs Knight endgames, the Bishop generally fares better (or does so more often over a large number of positions) because most endgames tend to be more open then closed in nature.
by Tom Barrister
Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ATM censorship has been relaxed on Rybka forum.
Replies: 26
Views: 6713

Re: ATM censorship has been relaxed on Rybka forum.

1. Rajlich is a nice man. 2. The copying took place a long time ago. 3. The offence was very minor. 4. The improvement that Rajlich obtained was very large. 5. The behaviour of Rajlich’s detractors is similar to that of a lynch mob. 6. ICGA is irrelevant. 7. The Rybka version under investigation is...