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by Stephen Ham
Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Accounts to delete
Replies: 47
Views: 8201

Re: Accounts to delete

Let us make it easy for Graham to know which accounts to delete. Just reply or post in this thread and your CCC account will be deleted. Good bye Talkchess ! Matthias Gemuh. I see no reason to ask Graham to delete accounts. People do not need their account to be deleted to stop posting so I simply ...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Accounts to delete
Replies: 47
Views: 8201

Re: Accounts to delete

Let us make it easy for Graham to know which accounts to delete. Just reply or post in this thread and your CCC account will be deleted. Good bye Talkchess ! Matthias Gemuh. Hello Matthias, Please defer your request until after you read Sam Hull's post. It seems there was a large general misunderst...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Jun 10, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Goodbye Talkchess
Replies: 245
Views: 72391

Re: Goodbye Talkchess

Dear Jeremy, I support your decision and have registered at your new site. When Graham Banks was "somehow" elected to be a Moderator here in spite of his platform and posting behavior, I knew the end was coming for CCC, for thinking people here, and for those who value an open and thoughtful forum. ...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The "Mike Valvo Move"
Replies: 19
Views: 2684

Re: The "Mike Valvo Move"

Mike was a gem. For those never meeting him, you missed a treat. I consider him the best TD we ever had for ACM and ICGA chess tournaments. I wish I could count the number of games he played against Cray Blitz (5 min chess). He used to play for hours between rounds at ACM tournaments. And I particu...
by Stephen Ham
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Topalov is a difficult guy to like
Replies: 26
Views: 4395

Re: Topalov is a difficult guy to like

I am wondering who of you all know Topalov personally. People who know him personally can express opinion about and thouse people have good opinion about him - i.e. Susan Polgar . This is actually an interesting question - How is Topalov received by his peers in the GM community? Do they think this...
by Stephen Ham
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 1.7.1 losing on time ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1639

Re: Stockfish 1.7.1 losing on time ?

I have been playing Stockfish vs several different engines with no problem untill now. When I play Stockfish vs Rybka 2.3.2a mp x64 Stockfish loses over half of the games on time. I have not tried any other Rybka 2 engines but I have no problem with it playing Rybka 3. Any one else have this proble...
by Stephen Ham
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: And finally....
Replies: 5
Views: 1766

Re: And finally....

http://computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/404FRC/ 1 Stockfish 1.7 64-bit 3213 2 Rybka 3 64-bit 3192 LOS 92.3% Thanks Luca. It's interesting though that the CCRL chose to first test Stockfish 1.7 at FRC, and a 40/4 time-control no less. While, their 40/40 time-control is still far too fast, it's closer to re...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is the SSDF still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Is the SSDF still alive?

Awesome, thank you all! I value the SSDF's tests above all others. Likewise! I love that SSDF juicy testing goodness. It's the foie gras of rating lists, the Large Hadron Collider of testing, the... ummm... Jagermeister of it all. Hi Lar, Yup! They're the top dog, the chief honcho, the big kahuna, ...
by Stephen Ham
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is the SSDF still alive?
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Re: Is the SSDF still alive?

I hope I'm not being a total noob and asking an obvious question that's been covered everywhere, but here it is: Is the SSDF still alive? Thanks! Hello Lar, Tony Hedlund reported as recently as April 2 results of tests between Deep Fritz 12 and Naum. http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3...
by Stephen Ham
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Another Impossible Endgame For Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 2025

Re: Another Impossible Endgame For Engines

What Stephen is trying to say, is that engines are clueless in this position... Yes, you are correct, the high level point is exactly as you stated. I was just responding to the business about how the evaluation was being interpreted. It seemed as though he was saying that a non-zero eval in the en...