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by Stephen Ham
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A bust in mainline Slav
Replies: 27
Views: 5265

This is Not a Slav Defense

Hi Paul, On a pedantic note, this was not a mainline Slav. In fact it was not even a Slav Defense at all. Instead, this is a mainline Semi-Slav Defense. Specifically it's the ever-popular Anti-Moscow Gambit variation. I noticed your opponents also incorrectly calling this a Slav Defense. That said, ...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 3, Threads Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Re: Houdini 3, Threads Problem

Hello Stephen, Did you get the pro version or the standard version of Houdini 3? Because I think that the standard version of H3 only allows up to 6 threads. Hi Andrew, Indeed, the Standard version advertisement states, "supports up to 6 cores". Since I have a quad, then 4 cores should be no proble...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 3, Threads Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1327

Houdini 3, Threads Problem

Dear readers, As a computer dummy, I have the following problem. I just purchased H3 and started an engine match versus Stockfish 2.3.1 at game/35'. After about 40 games, Stockfish held a very large lead. Upon investigation I noticed that H3 was only playing on six virtual threads in my Core i7 quad...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How long until your favorite engine finds f4?
Replies: 33
Views: 5406

Re: How long until your favorite engine finds f4?

hi stephen -- i read your pieces about your games vs fritz 6 and nimzo 8 some time ago & they were very impressive & a brave undertaking. i believe you brought out the dragon in at least one of those games, possibly more, & may've been punished for it even then...i believe the yugoslav gives white ...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How long until your favorite engine finds f4?
Replies: 33
Views: 5406

Re: How long until your favorite engine finds f4?

the main idea seems to be whether b3 is too slow or not. i doubt that it is. in most of these kind of sicilian positions white just has a massive advantage imo. a solid najdorf is really the only option for black. if white pushes pawns, develops & castles, as here, it's game over for black. the dra...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I dont really understand your philosophy
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: I dont really understand your philosophy

Nimzovik wrote:Moan. If the Forum is not liked then go start another Forum. :roll:
Why post that silly comment to Dr. Hyatt?

Steve
by Stephen Ham
Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regarding SSDF.
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: Regarding SSDF.

Apologies. I should have spcified non deep Fritz 12. No engine exists with that name. Apparently you mean Fritz 12, as opposed to Deep Fritz 12. Steve From Chessbase: Now Deep Fritz 12 is available for direct download, which means you can get the program very quickly, even if you live in a remote l...
by Stephen Ham
Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regarding SSDF.
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: Regarding SSDF.

Nimzovik wrote:Apologies. I should have spcified non deep Fritz 12.
No engine exists with that name. Apparently you mean Fritz 12, as opposed to Deep Fritz 12.

Steve
by Stephen Ham
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regarding SSDF.
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Re: Regarding SSDF.

Nimzovik wrote:Hmmm... Seems like non deep programs are not being tested -Fritz 12 etc. I wonder how the IPP family would fare.
Non-"deep" engines such as Fritz 12 have been tested.

http://ssdf.bosjo.net/list.htm

Steve
by Stephen Ham
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Houdini
Replies: 16
Views: 8535

Re: New Houdini

1.02 YKWTFI http://sites.google.com/site/strategictestsuite/test-results/Houdini1.02.jpg 1000 Positions 10 seconds per position Hardware: Q6600, 32 bits, 2 GB RAM, 2.4 GHZ. Arena 2.01 GUI. Hi Swami, For comparison purposes, how do the original Houdini scores compare to version 1.02? Thanks. Steve