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by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The brilliant chess move (43)
Replies: 21
Views: 1873

Re: The brilliant chess move (43)

hmm, this seems like a relatively easy one from the brilliant chess moves ive seen (as far as computers are concerned). rybka 3 dynamic finds & holds the move after just 1 second! [-1.71] d=17 1...Nf3+ (0:01:57) 28930kN [-1.51] d=17 1...Nf3+ (0:01:14) 17571kN [-1.31] d=16 1...Nf3+ 2.gxf3 Rxf3 3.Qf1 ...
by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engine testing and antivirus
Replies: 10
Views: 1057

Re: Engine testing and antivirus

if im going to do say an overnight analysis, i usually simply switch on gamebooster (free program), close everything but the GUI & engine, then pause AVG (which is always scanning, and tbh im not sure it uses any significant amount of CPU, but why not pause it i figure). the speedup over just runnin...
by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An endgame where humans are superior?
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: An endgame where humans are superior?

it seems to be however, that zappa & occasionally shredder are more accurate in their evals in these positions. it will be especially interesting to see how shredder 12 evaluates compared to 11 (which imo is pretty inaccurate) -- supposedly its strength is at or superior to naum 4, which means it co...
by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When interesting play becomes more important than strength.
Replies: 18
Views: 2704

Re: When interesting play becomes more important than streng

hmm, isnt pro deo fully customizable though? i know it has aggressive/active etc settings.
by yanquis1972
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When interesting play becomes more important than strength.
Replies: 18
Views: 2704

Re: When interesting play becomes more important than streng

you guys know about pro deo im sure? just an updated rebel, uci compatible
by yanquis1972
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to kill Naum 4, playing you WITHOUT YOUR QUEEN !!! 2009
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: 6-7 pawns in advantage are not enought for a Top Machine

i think if you make fun of his engine enough vas will probably include an 'anti-father' setting in rybka 4 which will prevent these kinds of games from happening. :D
by yanquis1972
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Colossus Going Commercial or Coincidence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Colossus Going Commercial or Coincidence?

buried somewhere on that site (its a bit of a mess) there were some screen captures. it looked alright, but some gimmicky sets (with soldiers as pieces etc, unplayable imo) -- the 'real' chess sets didnt look any better than chessbase in 3D, probably worse. of course colossus the engine (the origina...
by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Difficult Test for Dedicated...
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Difficult Test for Dedicated...

wow, i would fall out of my chair if a dedicated played such a move. idea of course is 1. Rc7 Nxc7 2. h6 Qc1+ 3. Kh2 Qd2 4. Qxg8+ Kxg8 5. h7+ Kf8 6. h8=Q# only two (modern computer) engines i tried could find the move by depth 8, those being the obvious candidates of bright & rybka. (of course, peop...
by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LearningLemming-Rybka, WCRCC 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: LearningLemming-Rybka, WCRCC 2009

louis, have you managed to disable hyperthreading on your mac pro?
by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LearningLemming-Rybka, WCRCC 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1271

Re: LearningLemming-Rybka, WCRCC 2009

probably MP variance, which can sometimes be extreme. on the rybka forum i was able to find a move in 20 minutes that someone with a quad did not find in 4 hours analysis of a CC game. here rybka is very fast but not as a amazing as eelco's engine (which found this instantly!?) Analysis by Rybka 3: ...