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by Bill Rogers
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Pondering? Yes. Ponder move? Maybe not.
Replies: 49
Views: 6683

Re: Pondering? Yes. Ponder move? Maybe not.

That sounds like a good idea but if when pondering is on "old style" and it actually hits or guesses the correct move say 50% of the time then in the long run you can save a lot of time for you side which is one of its good points. I would like to see some averages using your proposed system before ...
by Bill Rogers
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Endgame bitbase / tablebase compromise?
Replies: 25
Views: 2974

Re: Endgame bitbase / tablebase compromise?

Miguel
I thought that Nalimov's only had 4 or 5 piece end game positions and in that case enpassant most likely would not exist as a possibility.
I could be wrong but that would be hard to imagine.
Bill :?:
by Bill Rogers
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Evidence Rybka Is/Isn't A Derivative Work
Replies: 14
Views: 2600

Re: Evidence Rybka Is/Isn't A Derivwative Work

Greg he just won a new title in the last couple of weeks. It is in Chess News.
Bill
by Bill Rogers
Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Evidence Rybka Is/Isn't A Derivative Work
Replies: 14
Views: 2600

Re: Evidence Rybka Is/Isn't A Derivative Work

I can only add that Larry K. is an international master and has been involved with computer chess for a couple of decades now. Combine that with a really good programmer and it is not to hard to imagine they could make a superior chess program. Oh, and so far there is not proof that it is not an ori...
by Bill Rogers
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Most Nice and exact Definition of Old Age
Replies: 17
Views: 1623

Re: A Most Nice and exact Definition of Old Age

You young guys really get me. My son is 45 years old and I still do not have any problems with my memory. I think. Did I mention that I still do not have any problems with my memory I think.
Bill :lol,
by Bill Rogers
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: UCI Engines Ligue updated - June 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: UCI Engines Ligue updated - June 2009

Hi Patrick
No TCSP or Minimax? I would also like to see some engines rated around ACE or even below it in ratings.
I do appreciate your good work.
Thanks
Bill
by Bill Rogers
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: the Mchess project continues.....
Replies: 40
Views: 8240

Re: the Mchess project continues.....

Steve I know my memory is getting bad but it was such a large amount of money that I am sure that it was $500.00 and not $50.00 but even the lessor amount would have been expensive in those days. I had moved back into the SF Bay Area in 1987 and I had purchased the program way before I moved. Bill :...
by Bill Rogers
Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: the Mchess project continues.....
Replies: 40
Views: 8240

Re: the Mchess project continues.....

If I remember correctly it was soon after the program was created and I think it was in the late 70's or early 80's that it became available.
At the time it was advertised as the most powerful program around.
Bill
by Bill Rogers
Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: the Mchess project continues.....
Replies: 40
Views: 8240

Re: the Mchess project continues.....

I bought a copy of MChessPro years ago. It cose me $500.00 and came on a 5.25" floppy disk. Unfortunately my computer at that time did not have enought ram to run the program so I never got the chance to even fire it up. I no longer know where the oriinal disk is anymore.
Bill
by Bill Rogers
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WCCC 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3594

Re: WCCC 2009

Mr Hyatt I hold great respect for your contributions to computer chess over the years and aldo for your opinions on chess matches. For the unlimited over all chess champion you are 100% correct but just as the analogy you used about heavy weight fighters in the world of boxing that is why they have ...