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by pilgrimdan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why was 36. ... Qa6 played ...
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: why was 36. ... Qa6 played ...

...Ne8 is bad too...has no purpose whatsoever frankly - can't imagine why you think it is 'better'. The position is just bad for Black and there are no good moves. So, the short answer is 'it doesn't matter'. But 'why'? I presume it is something as simple as...the engine seeing nothing preventing t...
by pilgrimdan
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why was 36. ... Qa6 played ...
Replies: 3
Views: 510

why was 36. ... Qa6 played ...

[Event TCEC16] [Site ""] [Date "2019.9.21"] [Round ""] [White "Leela"] [Black "KomotoMCTS"] [TimeControl "-"] [Result "1:0"] 1.c4 c6 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 d5 4.e3 a6 5.Bd3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.Qc2 e6 8.b3 Bd6 9.O-O Bh5 10.Bb2 Qc7 11.c5 Be7 12.g3 a5 13.a3 O-O 14.b4 Bg6 15.Bxg6 hxg6 16.Bc3 axb4 17.axb4 Rfb8 18....
by pilgrimdan
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 2398

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

That's a subjective viewpoint. Exaggerated wildly. And very likely based on both personal animosity and post-facto self justification. Whatever, it's not worth to argue with you over it. Yet you just did. :lol: the same kind of thoughts expressed concerning Chessmaster … can also be made about Pete...
by pilgrimdan
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...

Ovyron wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:48 am
Black can't win. It's still one of those positions that are drawn with perfect play.
yeah … it does look that way …
by pilgrimdan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

Re: can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...

1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bb5+ Bd7 5.Bxd7+ Nxd7 6.O-O e6 7.b3 Ngf6 8.Bb2 Bd6 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.c4 dxc4 11.Qxc4 Qxc4 12.bxc4 Rc8 13.Na3 a6 14.Rab1 O-O 15.d3 b6 16.Rfc1 Nh5 17.g3 Nc5 18.Rd1 Na4 19.Nc2 Nxb2 20.Rxb2 Bc7 21.Nb4 Ra8 22.Nc6 Nf6 23.a4 Rfe8 24.Nfe5 Rac8 25.Rdb1 h5 26.f4 Ng4 27.Nxg4 hxg4 28....
by pilgrimdan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1161

can Black win this game after 29. Rxb6?! ...

1.e4 c6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bb5+ Bd7 5.Bxd7+ Nxd7 6.O-O e6 7.b3 Ngf6 8.Bb2 Bd6 9.Qe2 Qc7 10.c4 dxc4 11.Qxc4 Qxc4 12.bxc4 Rc8 13.Na3 a6 14.Rab1 O-O 15.d3 b6 16.Rfc1 Nh5 17.g3 Nc5 18.Rd1 Na4 19.Nc2 Nxb2 20.Rxb2 Bc7 21.Nb4 Ra8 22.Nc6 Nf6 23.a4 Rfe8 24.Nfe5 Rac8 25.Rdb1 h5 26.f4 Ng4 27.Nxg4 hxg4 28.K...
by pilgrimdan
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 21736

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

MikeB wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Chessqueen wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:56 pm


...they are old players between the ages of 50 to 66 years of age.
... when did 50 to 66 become old ? ...glad I missed that email...

;>)
I am 63 but don't feel old … maybe when I am 73 I will …
by pilgrimdan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Will TCEC need to rewrite their rules?
Replies: 13
Views: 3366

Re: Will TCEC need to rewrite their rules?

Just to be clear, I have no issues with lc0 or Allie. My issue is with the somewhat arbitrary and vague TCEC rules governing Neural Network engine participation. These rules state: Definition A neural network is a computer system modeled on the human brain and nervous system. For the purpose of TCE...
by pilgrimdan
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter does not see Mate in 9 ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: that should be 32. ...c4

22/57 1:31:03 5,719,459k 1,047k -M11 c5-c4 Rh3xh6 Qc7-b6+ Rd6-d4 Qb6-b1+ Bg2-f1 Bc6xe4 f6xg7 Qb1xf1+ Kg1xf1 Kg8xg7 Qd2-g5+ Be4-g6 Qg5-f6+ Kg7xh6 g4-g5+ Kh6-h7 Rd4-h4+ Bg6-h5 Rh4xh5+ Kh7-g8 [d]1n3rk1/r1q2pp1/2bRpP1p/p1p1P3/4P1P1/P1B4R/3Q2BP/6K1 b - - 0 32 32. ...c4 I'm having difficulty understandin...
by pilgrimdan
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Critter does not see Mate in 9 ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

that should be 32. ...c4

Mate in 14 from starting position : FEN: 1n3rk1/r1q2pp1/2bRpP1p/p1p1P3/2p1P1P1/P2R4/1B1Q2BP/6K1 w - - 0 31 Matefinder_190203: 31/28 00:04 7 945 343 1 835 800 +M14 31.Rh3 c3 32.Bxc3 Qb7 33.fxg7 f6 34.gxf8R+ Kxf8 35.Rd8+ Be8 36.exf6 Qh7 37.Rxh6 Qg8 38.Qd6+ Kf7 39.Qxc5 Qxg4 40.Qxa7+ Nd7 41.Rxd7+ Bxd7 ...