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by BrendanJNorman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 3257

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

I'm not a believer of books for personalities, if a personality is good then it should be good from the opening position, or with minimal books for variety. It's possible default Stockfish could be made to appear as having a great style with a gambit book that plays an interesting opening no matter...
by BrendanJNorman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is this IMPOSSIBLE with BIN books?
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Is this IMPOSSIBLE with BIN books?

I hold that Ng5!! is the best move in this position: r2qr1k1/1bp1bppp/p1np1n2/1p2p3/3PP3/1BP2N1P/PP3PP1/RNBQR1K1 w - - Because after it, black has to find ...Rf8!! Any other move by black leaves white significantly better. However if Black plays ...Rf8!! then Nf3!! is best here: r2q1rk1/1bp1bppp/p1...
by BrendanJNorman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCRL, FIDE and Ratings
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: CCRL, FIDE and Ratings

weak engines make a lot of tactical mistakes. For example the random mover is a very weak engine that does tactical mistakes. There are other weak engines that make tactical mistakes. A couple things. 1. I refer to engines which have at least have a decent playing style. I would instantly disqualif...
by BrendanJNorman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCRL, FIDE and Ratings
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: CCRL, FIDE and Ratings

The last few months, I have been focused on the UCI_LimitStrength feature , trying to make it more meaningful to the user. Unfortunately, it took me a while to realized that CCRL ratings, as good as they are at the higher end, were very frustrating to work with at the lower levels as they were tota...
by BrendanJNorman
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: I Played a Beautiful Game Yesterday...
Replies: 1
Views: 253

I Played a Beautiful Game Yesterday...

It was only a blitz 5 2 (I haven't played a real LTC tournament for ten years) game against 1900ish Chinese player, but the game is still pretty nice for its positional lessons (color complexes and loose pawn moves exploitation) and its tactical ideas. I hope someone finds it interesting. :) [Event ...
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Black's compensation after 16. g3 really sufficient?
Replies: 15
Views: 1766

Re: Is Black's compensation after 16. g3 really sufficient?

Even if the sac is dubious...this only illustrates that DJ is a great engine. The recent flood of 3300+ engines who all play like Stockfish (and have ppl running off to do sim tests!) gets a bit boring imo . But if an engine can play interesting chess and dubiously sac a piece to draw with perhaps t...
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4827

Re: Similarity Report 2019

To Ed and Harm: Got it. Thanks to you both for clarifying. :) When this forum was created back in 1997 there was only section, this main section. In 2000 CTF became a sub forum. As volume postings increased people got annoyed by folks posting match results and so the tournament sub forum saw the li...
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4827

Re: Similarity Report 2019

To Ed and Harm:

Got it.

Thanks to you both for clarifying. :)
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Similarity Report 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4827

Re: Similarity Report 2019

I treat complaints as confidential, and was not planning on changing this policy. People must not feel impaired by fear for petty harrassment in retaliation for flagging wrong-doing. By the nature of things it are the most aggressve and viscious members that violate rules, and have a tendency to bu...
by BrendanJNorman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1775

Computer Chess and Capitalism

I still find Chessmaster the most beautiful interface, easier on the eye and less cluttered than anything released since. So I want to keep using it, and I want to watch matches between good engines on it. I've successfully imported Greko into Chessmaster 10, and the games are great, as Greko is ar...