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by tomgdrums
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Re: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.

Why don't you just use engines which are around your strength at _full_ strength for that purpose? IMO this gives a much better match than all those dumb down tries. BTW in your original post you say that the new Junior is stronger than Stockfish. Actually it is not, by a lot and I am sure it is mu...
by tomgdrums
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

I would also want to get information about potential diffs on diff hardwares. Otherwise these "overall" this or that dont make much sense. Apparently Naum isnt interesting, Rybka 3 simply is the best. Why do you say that Naum isn't interesting? Simply ignore the posts of that guy. It is a waste of ...
by tomgdrums
Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

Is there a point where they just overlap each other? I have tried most of the engines (except Fritz...I have had problems with Chessbase software on my computer). I always analyze with Shredder 12, Hiarcs 12.1 and Rybka 3. I like to throw a wild card in there as well with either Zappa Mexico II and/...
by tomgdrums
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Re: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.

Even those engines not having the limit strength option can be used for producing different moves: just give the engines one/two seconds of thinking time and deactiivate the permanent brain. BTW: I do not understand your chess behaviour. For me only the best (deep) analysis is good enough to work w...
by tomgdrums
Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.
Replies: 16
Views: 3005

Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.

I mostly use engines for playing partners and analysis partners for my games and for when I am analyzing the games of others. I do like to run little mini-matches from time to time. So I do have quite a few engines and the following are boring me for various reasons. Correct me if I am missing somet...
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

Rolf wrote:I would also want to get information about potential diffs on diff hardwares. Otherwise these "overall" this or that dont make much sense. Apparently Naum isnt interesting, Rybka 3 simply is the best.
Why do you say that Naum isn't interesting?
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

Hello Tom, I thought you were one of the Clint Eastwoods or the Ronald Reagans who have joined us and I get a bit suspicious whether those are actually their real names. Especially Ronald Reagan, but maybe there are a lot of those in the US. And why not. Clint Eastwood would also be a great candida...
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

It plays a little differently and has different material balance evaluation on some critical positions. Most notable difference I noticed is that it evaluates a bishop pair much higher than Rybka 3 and thus gets a lof of nice wins due to that. It is overall quite a bit weaker than R3 though, but it...
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5129

Do I really need Naum 4?

Does Naum 4 give different analysis then Rybka 3 or Shredder 12? Is it worth getting at this point?

Thanks!