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by Cubeman
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: is the new houdini worth the money
Replies: 49
Views: 13196

Re: is the new houdini worth the money

If using engine to review one's over the board or human vs human games then Houdini is overkill and you get just as much advice from the free versions of Critter or StockFish. Most of the analysis of these top engines is so hard to really grasp, much like viewing EGTB of various 5 or 6 men. You get ...
by Cubeman
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My favorite chess apps for android
Replies: 21
Views: 6630

Re: My favorite chess apps for android

I read on Houdini facebook page that Robert intends to release Houdini on Android by the end of the year :D
by Cubeman
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka 4.1 is still unbeatable in some positions
Replies: 8
Views: 1749

Re: Rybka 4.1 is still unbeatable in some positions

Gosh, from the title of the tread I thought I was going to see some special ability of Rybka. All I see is that Rybka needs this huge material advantage to know how to win a game.
by Cubeman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.
Replies: 39
Views: 5035

Re: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.

This is a tough position to beat for black. Where's the -2.00 for black at 30ply after Rxd7. Thank you Ted Summers for posting it. I've enjoyed it. Yes, it's an interesting position and sacrifice. Houdini 3 evaluates it as +0.8 for Black. It's hard for Black to make any progress, so maybe White can...
by Cubeman
Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.
Replies: 39
Views: 5035

Re: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.

This is a tough position to beat for black. Where's the -2.00 for black at 30ply after Rxd7. Thank you Ted Summers for posting it. I've enjoyed it. Yes, it's an interesting position and sacrifice. Houdini 3 evaluates it as +0.8 for Black. It's hard for Black to make any progress, so maybe White can...
by Cubeman
Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 1462619

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

new iPad 4 which has the dual core A6 chip. Any expectation for the IPhone 5? 8-) I don't know why the iPad 4 is faster, as they both contain the same chip as far as I know. But previous versions of iPad and the same iPhone with identical processor have had iPad a little bit faster. Maybe Apple und...
by Cubeman
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 1462619

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

new iPad 4 which has the dual core A6 chip. Any expectation for the IPhone 5? 8-) I don't know why the iPad 4 is faster, as they both contain the same chip as far as I know. But previous versions of iPad and the same iPhone with identical processor have had iPad a little bit faster. Maybe Apple und...
by Cubeman
Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is stronger than Houdini 3 for what?
Replies: 58
Views: 11567

Re: What is stronger than Houdini 3 for what?

You claim that Houdini is much better in tactics, have you heard the saying that chess is 99% tactics. Longer time controls lead to more draws which is why you will see a contraction in the rating delta. Besides it is an illusion that chess contains two types of style that are tactics and strategy.
by Cubeman
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nice Houdini 3 64-bit 4CPU move
Replies: 13
Views: 3144

Re: Nice Houdini 3 64-bit 4CPU move

I can imagine that for a bit of humour that Houdini played Rxh4 and offered a draw to Hiarcs as it wanted to finish the game early for an important date. Hiarcs just stares at Houdini and says draw offer declined (after all I am the World Computer Chess Champion) and you Houdini are just a poor imit...
by Cubeman
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 10 years of Computer Chess
Replies: 95
Views: 35577

Re: 10 years of Computer Chess

Impressive results, but you mentioned that in many games Houdini got advantage out of the opening. Was Houdini using a different more modern book and Shredder was left with it's own book from 2003 ? Or were they both using the same book? Same book, Perfect2012 tournament, a specialized short book f...