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by Uri
Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

You should get some kind of prize for the worst and most useless post made in the last 3 or 4 years. You say you "think" you might leave, which means you might not. And if so, when? Tomorrow, next month, 5 years from now. If you are serious about leaving- you should just leave without causing anoth...
by Uri
Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Ultimate Stockfish!
Replies: 18
Views: 7050

Re: The Ultimate Stockfish!

So what about you buying a commercial GUI but using the free Stockfish????? I don't have the money to spend for it right now. I'm in big financial trouble you see and I'm also on disability benefits so I need to save my money for more important things in my life. Chess provides me pleasure but righ...
by Uri
Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

Yes, it's pretty clear that Ivanov is a super genius and will be the next world champion. Anyone who can beat Houdini 3.0 10 times in a row is going to make players like Carlsen, Fischer, Kasparov and others look like blundering idiots. It's a shame that he is starting showing his potential so late...
by Uri
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Ultimate Stockfish!
Replies: 18
Views: 7050

Re: The Ultimate Stockfish!

The main disappointment in Stockfish is that it comes without a sophisticated GUI (graphic user interface) like the commercial Aquarium or the Fritz GUI from Chessbase, for example. Arena simply does not compare to the commercial GUIs available. The commercial chess GUIs like Aquarium for example co...
by Uri
Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

Simple explanation. Ivanov was lying. I don't think Ivanov is lying. You just won't admit that Ivanov is probably much better and more intelligent player than Houdini 3.0. Houdini 3.0 clearly has certain limits which are typical to a computer chess program and an intelligent enough human player can...
by Uri
Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Ultimate Stockfish!
Replies: 18
Views: 7050

Re: The Ultimate Stockfish!

This is not such a good engine for several reasons. There are huge shifts in the variations and he can't seem make up his mind at all. Houdini 3.0 Pro is much better in this regard and Houdini 3.0 Pro's evaluations are much more stable than Ultimate Stockfish. Houdini 3.0 Pro is just better than thi...
by Uri
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

Chess is only one game out of an almost infinite number (more than a Googolplex) of such possible games. And many many games are even much much more complicated than chess. Look at Terachess for example. Terachess is more much complex than chess. It's a HUGE 16x16 board, with 24 different pieces. ht...
by Uri
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

Graham Banks wrote:Put Ivanov in a transmitter proof room with no broadcasts and see how he fares. :wink:
But Ivanov says that he defeated Houdini 10-0. So how do you explain that if Houdini is better?
by Uri
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

I'm surprised a person like you would not admit that Houdini is the best chess program around. Not only in number crunching. Houdini 3 Pro is not bad but human GMs are definitely better players. I have seen the way that human GMs play the game and I have seen the way Houdini 3 Pro plays the game an...
by Uri
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I think I'm leaving Chess for good
Replies: 72
Views: 15252

Re: I think I'm leaving Chess for good

I also don't have anything constructive to say so I don't respond. Otherwise I would make myself look a fool.

Also my field of expertise is not in chess programming so I cannot comment on the programming topics here (which I obviously don't understand) without making myself look stupid.