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by Sean Evans
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Re: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle

Hi, I do not see any chess engines solving the puzzle to checkmate for White on this thread or am I missing something :) I think there's no immediate checkmate. Black can gives material to avoid the direct mate. Recall, the thread subject is: "Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle" Yes, I k...
by Sean Evans
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Re: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle

Hi, I do not see any chess engines solving the puzzle to checkmate for White on this thread or am I missing something :)
by Sean Evans
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Re: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle

It is a very difficult puzzle due to the unorthodox selection of new pieces on both sides and the use of squares. The person that created this puzzle is very creative, I wish I had that level of creativity at chess :)

Sean :)
by Sean Evans
Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle
Replies: 30
Views: 3738

Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle

Stockfish 8 Failed To Solve This Chess Puzzle, But Mikhail Tal Solved!

Published on Feb 6, 2017
A very complex chess puzzle which is known as "Plaskett's Puzzle".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5say2stC7eQ
by Sean Evans
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Top Three Engines Are Essentially Equal Strength!
Replies: 34
Views: 7598

Top Three Engines Are Essentially Equal Strength!

Only ten Elo rating points between the top three programs is quite amazing at this strength level :) Very exciting times in the computer chess world! We need a round-robin playoff between these three programs, may be 100 games :) It would potentially make for some great chess game to review and anal...
by Sean Evans
Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: 60 Minutes segment on chess in rural Mississippi
Replies: 1
Views: 985

Re: 60 Minutes segment on chess in rural Mississippi

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/kids-fight-stereotypes-using-chess-in-rural-mississippi/ + Hopefully, the video will inspire states to make chess a mandatory course in primary and middle school. I chuckled when the boy had his draw offer declined and he broke his pencil; his opponents expression was fu...
by Sean Evans
Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: How do _you_ prepare for a tournament ?
Replies: 1
Views: 843

Re: How do _you_ prepare for a tournament ?

Ponti wrote:Reviewing openings ?
Reviewing basic endgames ?
Solving problems / tactics ?
Studying some games ?
Reading a (chess) book ?

I´m curious... please tell me !
With respect, if you have to do all of the preparations to play in a tourney you are not ready to play in a serious tourney :)
by Sean Evans
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Introducing Nezh 1.4, destroyer of chess engines :-)
Replies: 15
Views: 3691

Re: Introducing Nezh 1.4, destroyer of chess engines :-)

carldaman wrote:Nezh is a speculative, but very strong, chess engine that has come about thru a collaborative effort with a smart friend.
What program(s) did you plagiarize to create it?
by Sean Evans
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com
Replies: 22
Views: 8075

Re: EXTREMELY low interest in human chess in talkchess.com

Everyone now has a better-than-world-champion inside their computer. Nobody is willing to put-up with fallible, petulant super-GMs anymore just to see top-level chess . They can do that looking at tournaments run in some guy's basement. Well said :) I notice that people are still interested in watc...
by Sean Evans
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Guinness Book of World Records
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Guinness Book of World Records

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/72345-most-simultaneous-blindfolded-chess-wins Most simultaneous blindfold chess games (total games) now recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. On 3–4 December 2016, US-based grandmaster Timur Gareyev (b. UZB) played 48 opponents whilst bl...