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by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Balanced position in man versus machine. Rybka 3
Replies: 8
Views: 946

Re: View more Emoticons. Man versus Machine Rybka 3 2009

i also like to give new engines a deep think at the start position to see what kind of openings they play. i was a bit disappointed that R3 favors the french, as i personally hate it. iirc dynamic actually favors c5 after a short while, but i think switches to a french as well.
by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessPad 2 released
Replies: 5
Views: 1099

Re: ChessPad 2 released

thanks! this looks great, & im not running into pavels font problem, but when i try to edit engine settings i get this screen:

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by yanquis1972
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Personal Supercomputer
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: Personal Supercomputer

well, i believe that also the nehalem EX is coming out soon, maybe this year, so probably for a bit more than the price you would now pay for 8 cores, you can pay for 16 in a few months. :)
by yanquis1972
Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Personal Supercomputer
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: Personal Supercomputer

true, but for instance i lucked out & bought a quad nehalem at a decent time (april) & the desktop tech wont see much development for another few months (though id love to have one of those i7 975s :D)...yet if in 6-8 months you can get 12-16 cores for the price at which you can now get 8, or if in ...
by yanquis1972
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Personal Supercomputer
Replies: 12
Views: 1797

Re: Personal Supercomputer

spending 10K on a computer right now is probably a terrible idea, you could get a top-end one for half that or less, tho, it will not be top-end in 6 months or so. now if u wait maybe 1-2 years supposedly we're soon to have 64-core beasts available for purchase.
by yanquis1972
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: unbalanced position
Replies: 12
Views: 1254

Re: unbalanced position

after Ne6, what program can see Qa4 the quickest?

rybka seems to have some trouble w/ it & deep fritz considers it immediately then backs off. ill analyze a bit more when i can free up some time. after playing Qa4 both engines give big jumps for white fairly quickly.
by yanquis1972
Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New ChessX release
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: New ChessX release

well imo, skid's look & interface is unworkable. this is potentially a -major- improvement, if the kinks can be worked out. i got analysis running, btw, but the analysis pane only displays one line at a time, at refreshing each iteration, thats not too good. needs a lot of work but i love the interf...
by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dedicated test....Nd4-f5
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

Re: Dedicated test....Nd4-f5

the key move, again according to rybka is 16.01 437:05 +1.11 1.Ndf5+ Bxf5 2.exf5 Nf6 3.Nd5 Nxd5 4.Qh3 Nf6 5.Qxe3 a4 6.Bc4 d5 7.Bd3 Kh8 8.Rab1 Re8 9.Qd4 g5 10.Rbe1 [d]r2qr2k/1p3p1p/5n2/3p1Pp1/p2Q4/3B4/PPP3PP/4RR1K b - - 0 10[/d] Kg8 instead Kg7 and now if Rxe8 simply Qxe8 is fine & i believe rybka is...
by yanquis1972
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New ChessX release
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Re: New ChessX release

i always love trying new things, & this seems nice (i really like the dynamic way the windows shift when you move them, for one thing), but i cant get rybka to load! what could i be doing wrong? it shows up in the list of engines to choose from (its the only one so far) but nothing happens when i cl...
by yanquis1972
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Glaurung and Abaia Ipod version
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Glaurung and Abaia Ipod version

i know this wont make me popular here, but are you considering charging for it? i downloaded it on my sisters iphone while on vacation & its really a great program -- btw is it true that it plays at 2500 elo? i thought i read that here somewhere, but shredder claims its max elo is 2400 & thats proba...