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by playjunior
Wed May 12, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Topalov vs Anand Game 12
Replies: 192
Views: 21056

Re: Topalov vs Anand Game 12

Interesting match. Anand did not play well (judging from his blunders and missed opportunities) but Topalov played worse. Feel bad for Topalov's last game performance as a player of his caliber should be able to passively defend such positions to a draw (though this is a clear Topalov weakness). Wa...
by playjunior
Sun May 09, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Anand vs Topalov Game 11
Replies: 133
Views: 5694

Re: Anand vs Topalov Game 11

[d]1R6/p5k1/5pP1/5P1K/8/1p3r2/8/8 w - - 0 66 Draw Agreed....The 12th game will be played very carefully and the tiebreaks are knocking on the door....I fear the worst for Anand,Topalov is a tiebreaker,a classic one,it will be difficult to outplay him.... Dr.D Anand is like 100-150 ELO stringer than...
by playjunior
Sun May 09, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Would you play this variation as black?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Would you play this variation as black?

I agree that Black does not have any winning chances. I guess many setups like Berlin, and even some Petroffs etc are like that: hard, technical defense and you make a draw. The upside is that computer prep etc. is completely useless in those positions. On amateur level I dont think its that bad bec...
by playjunior
Tue May 04, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Topalov vs Anand Gmae 8
Replies: 135
Views: 8609

Re: Topalov vs Anand Gmae 8

[d]2r1kr2/1p4pp/p3p1b1/P3P1b1/4Np2/4BP2/1P2K1PP/2RR4 b - - 0 23 22. Nb5!! was also playable! black can never be better in these structures because he is very passive. His light bishop is misplaced, the pawn on a5 fixes the queenside making b7 very weak. If white attacks it it falls. In this variati...
by playjunior
Mon May 03, 2010 9:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Replies: 45
Views: 5295

Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Linux sucks. ... I am a ... noob . You agree that someone may detect a corellation between these two sentences, don't you? ;-) No, I don't. Sound and screen resolution are most basic things and should work regardless of whether the user is advanced or not. No one is disputing that. But it is true t...
by playjunior
Sun May 02, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Replies: 45
Views: 5295

Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Volker Pittlik wrote:
playjunior wrote:Linux sucks. ...
I am a ... noob .
You agree that someone may detect a corellation between these two sentences, don't you? ;-)
No, I don't. Sound and screen resolution are most basic things and should work regardless of whether the user is advanced or not.
by playjunior
Sun May 02, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Replies: 45
Views: 5295

Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Linux sucks. I use Ubuntu, and it's one of the better and most praised ones, but my God it sucks. Every time a new distribution comes, and you are suggested to upgrade, it is a nightmare. People complain about Windows update, but this...this is something different. I upgraded from Jaunty Jackalope t...
by playjunior
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Re: YAAFJ: Yet Another April Fools Joke

So, Chessbase is making multiple April Fools joke posts to confuse us into thinking that only one of them qualify? Note that "LHC goes online - GM's worried" is an obvious April fools. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=6226 A friend working on one of LHC projects told me that they had ...
by playjunior
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: can chess program see win for white after e4 h6 d4 a5?
Replies: 63
Views: 7438

Re: can chess program see win for white after e4 h6 d4 a5?

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the MC feature of Rybka 3; there should be no duplicates, and the variety should be quite good. If you are simply running games relying on the nondeterministic nature of MP to get some variety, your sample will be vastly less varied than mine. Most likely, you are ge...
by playjunior
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What are the most important 6 man TBs to have
Replies: 16
Views: 1804

Re: What are the most important 6 man TBs to have

Roughly 50% of chess endgames are rook endgames.

Computers are notoriously bad at those, so getting them is a no-brainer.