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by lkaufman
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 1-40)
Replies: 339
Views: 56593

Re: GM Kaufman v. Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds Game

6d4. I suppose Connie will consider this a blunder as it sacs another pawn. If Black takes everything (as I expect) the resultant position is considered promising for White in normal chess despite the two pawn deficit. But with the rook missing, of course everything is bad for White.
by lkaufman
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 1-40)
Replies: 339
Views: 56593

Re: GM Kaufman v. Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds Game

5.c3. I believe that my only chance at the odds is to get a situation where Black can no longer castle and develop normally, and this is likely to happen in Evans' Gambit if Black is materialistic. That doesn't mean I'll win the game, but at least I should not lose without a fight as would probably ...
by lkaufman
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 1-40)
Replies: 339
Views: 56593

Re: GM Kaufman v. Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds Game

4.b4. Evan's gambit may not be completely correct, but if it's good enough for Kasparov to beat Anand, it's surely worth playing in a rook odds game against a bookless opponent!
by lkaufman
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: GM Kaufman v.Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds (Moves 1-40)
Replies: 339
Views: 56593

Re: GM Kaufman v. Novag Constellation 3.6 QR Odds Game

I play 1e4, relying on the fact that there is no opening book for rook odds. This is a dubious opening move at knight odds (1...d5!) but quite okay for rook odds.
by lkaufman
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Question to the members of the ranking lists..
Replies: 77
Views: 6435

Re: Question to the members of the ranking lists..

Well, I remember enough to say that Connie is basically a full-width searcher doing 4-5 plies in the middle game in 3 minutes, so if the oopportunity arises for a tactic that would require a six ply search by Connie to see, I can expect Connie to miss it. But making such opportunites arise won't be ...
by lkaufman
Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Question to the members of the ranking lists..
Replies: 77
Views: 6435

Re: Question to the members of the ranking lists..

I'll just say that playing the objectively best move at every turn is not the best strategy when giving rook odds. That's my one advantage in this context compared to a 2700 engine.
by lkaufman
Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Question to the members of the ranking lists..
Replies: 77
Views: 6435

Re: Question to the members of the ranking lists..

"Slight glitch in perusing the manual i notice i cannot turn PONDERING OFF the "work around" for this is that i will have to turn off the computer after every move normally not a problem but the Conny 3.6 does not retain the position in memory this means i will have to enter all of the moves from th...
by lkaufman
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Question to the members of the ranking lists..
Replies: 77
Views: 6435

Re: Question to the members of the ranking lists..

If you ever have any desire to sponsor any other computer-human match of any type, just message me. how about this for an idea?? we have played several matches here pitting dedicated computers vs the forum these games can be found in the "Tournament Forum" 1 game match my Conny 3.6 v a real GM QR o...