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by zenpawn
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney December
Replies: 18
Views: 1032

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney December

It was still a draw as late as 86...Kf7 (instead of 86...Kd6??).
by zenpawn
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Is this speed chess LIVE ?
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: Is this speed chess LIVE ?

Not at the time you posted, no. Note the "Published on Dec 2, 2018" text under the video, which itself is a couple days after it was actually played on Nov 30th, 2018.
by zenpawn
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Previous amazing Alpha Zero position is not amazing anymore!
Replies: 26
Views: 2809

Re: Previous amazing Alpha Zero position is not amazing anymore!

FWIW, Demis Hassabis was a guest (twice) on the official World Chess Championship broadcast, and he mentioned the paper was nearing approval and they should have more to say in a couple weeks.
by zenpawn
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wch : Caruana - Carlsen, game 8 : 23.g4!
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Wch : Caruana - Carlsen, game 8 : 23.g4!

Hikaru was the special guest on the chess.com broadcast today. I recalled he had analyzed g4, but I wasn't sure at what point. After briefly skipping around the replay, I see it was in the line 23.Rae1 (instead of the game's 23.Rad1) 23...Bf6 24.g4 Bxc3 25.bxc3 Bg6 26.Re6 when he felt even 26...Bf7 ...
by zenpawn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The "Oh shit..." moment.
Replies: 10
Views: 1394

Re: The "Oh shit..." moment.

The OP's title refers to Carlsen's own comments. When asked at the press conference, "You seemed surprised by Black's move 10. What were you thinking?" Carlsen replied "Well, 'Oh sh*t', mainly." He elaborated: "Basically, there are two main moves for Black, 10...Re8 and 10...Be7. It's kind of unplea...
by zenpawn
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games

When you give the "knightmare" or queens in the corner position to Houdini, it returns:

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Invalid position: Too many white knights
Reverting to starting position
or

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Invalid position: Too many white queens
Reverting to starting position
respectively.
by zenpawn
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 279
Views: 39250

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

This is the Semi-Slav, Anti-Meran, Lilienthal Variation (https://www.365chess.com/eco/D44_Queen%27s_Gambit_Declined_semi-Slav_anti-Meran_Lilienthal_variation). It's amazing they came up with all this on their own. According to my admittedly outdated database, the first new move was 18.h4, where prev...
by zenpawn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: No chance
Replies: 165
Views: 27511

Re: Leela solves the Qf6+!!

If you click through the games starting at #1, the Event label stays the same until they simplify it at Game 10 on, when it also no longer changes, i.e., LC0 is always listed first.