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by Mark Mason
Thu May 17, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One imagines that Anand has the better background and Gelfan
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

Re: One imagines that Anand has the better background and Ge

If in these days, one of the opponents was Alekhine in his prime, or some other old biggies, or even Fischer, I wonder if the games would be any more entertaining than now. I think the difference is that pre-1970's players did not have access to computers and therefore could not utilise engines and...
by Mark Mason
Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Luke skywalker has done it again.
Replies: 138
Views: 31013

Re: Even More

Not an insult - just an observation.
by Mark Mason
Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Luke skywalker has done it again.
Replies: 138
Views: 31013

Re: Even More

Mark Mason wrote:Wow this forum certainly is unique. Nowhere else could one April Fool's joke that was intended to bring humour/fun, result in 13 pages of bickering, squabbling and trading of insults. Unbelievable.
and still it continues....I rest my case.
by Mark Mason
Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Luke skywalker has done it again.
Replies: 138
Views: 31013

Re: Even More

Wow this forum certainly is unique. Nowhere else could one April Fool's joke that was intended to bring humour/fun, result in 13 pages of bickering, squabbling and trading of insults. Unbelievable.
by Mark Mason
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Luke skywalker has done it again.
Replies: 138
Views: 31013

Re: Luke skywalker has done it again.

Well anyway....just in case anyone hasn't yet spotted it today.Chessbase have officially admitted it was all a joke which we all knew anyway:

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8051

:roll:
by Mark Mason
Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Antivirus recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 3100

Re: Antivirus recommendations

                 I have used the Comodo free version for a long time without any problems, and since it comes with a very strong and configureable firewall too, so much the better!   I would fully support this. I have tried most of the anti virus offerings and have found Comodo Internet Security th...
by Mark Mason
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Have you had a gutsful of clone accusations?
Replies: 10
Views: 1235

Re: Have you had a gutsful of clone accusations?

I sense that many of us are sick of them. I wonder if this poll will bear that out. Graham, Yes, yes, yes - absolutely 100% sick of it. I have been visiting this forum for several years (maybe not contributing as frequently as some, but when I have something constructive to offer). It used to be a ...
by Mark Mason
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Very weak UCI engine
Replies: 34
Views: 3410

Re: Very weak UCI engine

Hi, I have been using Monarch for years and can endorse all other comments here. Very stable and reliable engine. Another very stable engine rated at 1900elo in the UCI Engines League is Clueless 1.4 by Helmut Fett. In spite of it's name it plays very good consistent chess at that level: http://wbec...
by Mark Mason
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The grand unified rating list
Replies: 21
Views: 2347

Re: The grand unified rating list

Great listing and invaluable as a single source look up. Thank you !
by Mark Mason
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Bursting The Bubble
Replies: 11
Views: 1030

Re: Standings after Round 10 of 30

Hi Graham,

Have you ever run any tournaments which have included Clueless 1.4, Monarch 1.7 and Roce 0.039 together ? These are 3 of my favourite engines and I find them close in strength in small tournaments I've run, but would be interested in your results if any.

Many thanks.