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by Stephen Ham
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 3 games Toga 1.4.1SE (e3) vs. Rybka 2.3.2a MP on Playchess.
Replies: 18
Views: 4437

Re: Fantastic Blitz Game by Toga II 1.4.1SE_nemeth

Broad books are probably written for commercial reasons, to appeal to a wide market that demands variety. As far as I know, until now the good commercial books try to combine the two main aspects mentioned, more convincing or less convincing. All I know offer only ONE 'all purpose' book. But for yo...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 3 games Toga 1.4.1SE (e3) vs. Rybka 2.3.2a MP on Playchess.
Replies: 18
Views: 4437

Re: Fantastic Blitz Game by Toga II 1.4.1SE_nemeth

One example of broad books is Shredder's. An example of a narrow book is Junior 9's. The latter is a terrible book that seems neither objectively good, nor tuned to the engine. For example, why force Junior to play the Four Pawns attack against the King's Indian and the Saemisch Attack against the ...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 3 games Toga 1.4.1SE (e3) vs. Rybka 2.3.2a MP on Playchess.
Replies: 18
Views: 4437

Re: Fantastic Blitz Game by Toga II 1.4.1SE_nemeth

I'm a correspondence chess player, so I've created a book of the lines that I play, plan to play, or am interested in testing. In this way, I learn about the various engines while also testing my openings. :) That is an interesting remark for programmers and book editors. That is exactly what I mea...
by Stephen Ham
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 3 games Toga 1.4.1SE (e3) vs. Rybka 2.3.2a MP on Playchess.
Replies: 18
Views: 4437

Re: Fantastic Blitz Game by Toga II 1.4.1SE_nemeth

Viele Grusse, Eduard Your newly tweaked Toga sounds interesting. At longer/standard time controls, how much stronger do you estimate it is versus the default settings? I test engines at extra-long time controls (usually 40-moves/3-hours). While I get good information that way of the strength and cha...
by Stephen Ham
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: FREE ChessZone Magazine #2, 2008 (CBV, PDF)
Replies: 48
Views: 11450

Re: FREE ChessZone Magazine #2, 2008 (CBV, PDF)

Hi all chess fans! We are pleased to let you know that our ChessZone team released new and completely FREE electronic chess magazine ChessZone Magazine ! This monthly magazine contains recent chess news with games annotated by IMs (of course in English), photos and other interesting stuff. You coul...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fischers Burial
Replies: 7
Views: 2069

Re: Fischers Burial

http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4403 I´ve never thought Kasparov was able to utter such nice words about Bobby. That actually doesn't surprise me. Obviously GK had to defend himself when Bobby was alive & calling him a liar, cheat, etc but deep down GK knows he is a chess genius and ...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Toga 3.12SE MP with sources.
Replies: 27
Views: 8446

Re: Toga 3.12SE MP with sources (PGN)

Viele Grusse Thomas for all of your Toga work to date. I really appreciate the endgame heuristics that are apparent in Toga II 3.1.2SE. All the best, Steve Hi! Nice. Why not? Toga with open Source is legal. Thank You! My first game on my Core 2 Duo with my own Settings: [Event "Wertungspartie, 16m ...
by Stephen Ham
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Toga 3.12SE MP with sources.
Replies: 27
Views: 8446

Re: Toga 3.12SE MP with sources.

Viele Grusse Thomas for all of your Toga work to date.

I really appreciate the endgame heuristics that are apparent in Toga II 3.1.2SE.

All the best,
Steve
by Stephen Ham
Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: bright-0.2c released
Replies: 60
Views: 24243

Re: bright-0.2c released

I think someone once told me it meant "Rye Castle," but I'm not sure if they were correct. Perhaps one of our Dutch chess lovers could clarify...? Hi Erik, No, I told you it means Rye City in German. So, the name isn't Dutch, at least not exclusively. Some Dutch people have German names, such as Ed...
by Stephen Ham
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Fruit stylewise?
Replies: 12
Views: 4033

Re: Best Fruit stylewise?

I decided to add Fruit to my analysis repertoire, but there are so many versions I'm confused about which one should join. Anyway, I want to ask the experts: Which one do you consider to be the best Fruit regarding 'style'? I know that this is a subjective question, but I'd want to know what Fruit ...