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by playjunior
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 424367

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

Clearly Don likes the cake
by playjunior
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 424367

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

I refine: Fabien. Hi Fabien, please let me ask some questions: 1 At the time when you had contact with the computerchess scene for the last time, was there any form of contact either via direct talking or via email or postal messages betweenyou and Vas? If yes, was this about a sort of agreement fr...
by playjunior
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fabien's open letter to the community
Replies: 734
Views: 424367

Re: Fabien's open letter to the community

I think you are correct. I personally AM a fan of rewrites but I think there are many chess authors that don't ever rewrite, or have only done so once in years. Rewriting for the sake of rewriting doesn't serve any purpose at all. Software with a good architecture will survive many years and many c...
by playjunior
Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't expect any miracles for GM Nakamura this time
Replies: 104
Views: 22435

Re: What is GM Nakamura record vs GM Carlsen?

... i've become a big nakamura fan lately. he will talk smack, & he now has the overall talent to back it up. he is playing at a level well beyond even 2750, top 5 chess. this kid can revitalize chess in a way that a no-personality-outside-of-staged-model-shots like magnus never would be able to. N...
by playjunior
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't expect any miracles for GM Nakamura this time
Replies: 104
Views: 22435

Re: I don't expect any miracles for GM Nakamura this time

Round 1: Nakamura-Grischuk 1-0 [Event "73rd Tata Steel Chess Tournament"] [Site "Wijk aan Zee/The Netherlands"] [Date "2011.01.15"] [Round "1"] [White "Nakamura"] [Black "Grischuk"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D38"] [PlyCount "83"] [EventDate "2011.??.??"] [TimeControl "40/6000+30:20/3000+30:900+30"] 1. d...
by playjunior
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rook endgame: Wojtaszek-Navara
Replies: 17
Views: 3121

Re: Rook endgame: Wojtaszek-Navara

If you play 6.h3, you allow me the resource 6...Kg7, after which play might (7.g5 Rb4 8.Rc8 Rxb7 9.Rc4 Rb8 followed by Re8 and white cannot defend) It is hard to defend white position. However, after 10. Rd4 Re8 11. Kxb3 Re3+ 12. Kc4 [D]8/5pk1/6p1/6P1/2KR1P1p/4r2P/8/8 b - - 2 52 I let Houdini and S...
by playjunior
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCRL/CEGT Hypocritical
Replies: 75
Views: 13234

Re: CCRL/CEGT Hypocritical

Even if that would be the case, there still is a big difference between obtaining code by disassembling / reverse engineering, (which the license agreement usually forbids), or obtaining it because it was published with the intent that everyone could see it and learn from it. That makes it totally ...
by playjunior
Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Next Moderator Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 2373

Re: The Next Moderator Elections

Teams worked quite well. Go for the second term IMO.
by playjunior
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: RE chessbase light
Replies: 121
Views: 14290

Re: RE chessbase light

I had Chessbase Light (2008 I think) Premium, it was terrible.
by playjunior
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: RE chessbase light
Replies: 121
Views: 14290

Re: RE chessbase light

SzG wrote:
Albert Silver wrote: What made you think they were giving away a fully functional DB program for free?
The old CBLight (version 6 or something like that) of several years ago did have full functionality, only the size of the database was limited to 8000 games.
This made me LOL