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by playjunior
Fri Dec 25, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was Not a Software Pirate
Replies: 26
Views: 10189

Re: I was Not a Software Pirate

I was talking about end users copying DOS illegally, making it ubiquitous, resulting in ever more sales of DOS and eventually to the adoption of Windows. Another way of making this point is the idea that the way to speed GNU/Linux adoption would be to improve the effectiveness of the WGA program so...
by playjunior
Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: And now, for the criminally insane:
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: And now, for the criminally insane:

Btw, anyone knows any data mining projects with chess? I mean not endgame tablebase mining but something that could be done on such game-databases? The usefulness might be less than you think. All of the games are rated games, but... The vast majority of the games will be things like: White: Mighty...
by playjunior
Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: And now, for the criminally insane:
Replies: 14
Views: 3100

Re: And now, for the criminally insane:

Btw, anyone knows any data mining projects with chess? I mean not endgame tablebase mining but something that could be done on such game-databases?
by playjunior
Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: Probability to have repeated games

You can test it. Put the same opening position and run games, see what is the probability of getting the same game. Do this for different opening positions. Then sample books and see how often you get the same position. Multiply this with the probability of getting the same game from the step above...
by playjunior
Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 3103

Re: Probability to have repeated games

You can test it. Put the same opening position and run games, see what is the probability of getting the same game. Do this for different opening positions. Then sample books and see how often you get the same position. Multiply this with the probability of getting the same game from the step above....
by playjunior
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Last Round London Chess Classic, do not miss it!
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Last Round London Chess Classic, do not miss it!

Magnus was very lucky. Particularly against Adams. Overall, Kramnik has been playing better chess IMO.
by playjunior
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can black draw this?
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Can black draw this?

This one line somehow draws despite, the obvious advantage to white. My guess is that programs do not like Bc8 because of the line given where white takes the h pawn.If anyone spots errors in this line please post. Does white have an alternative winning plan? If not then I think this would be a goo...
by playjunior
Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Brilliant Chess Move (54)
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

Re: The Brilliant Chess Move (54)

I say c5. Engine: maBrain
by playjunior
Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?
Replies: 53
Views: 17007

Re: Going Rogue: ChessBase/Playchess SysOps Chronicles

Harvey Williamson wrote:lol - I have not asked for it to be deleted it makes good reading with my Coffee and toast.
You're enjoying yourself, aren't you? 8-)
by playjunior
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka online........ A HORRIBLE idea!!!!!
Replies: 40
Views: 5634

Re: Rybka online........ A HORRIBLE idea!!!!!

What a strange question. It is blindingly obvious that we simply have a different concept of what constitutes a worthwhile competition. Wait. The question is to not how to make correspondence chess fair. The question is how engine authors can maximize their income. No. The question to which I was r...