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by IGarcia
Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com vs. Playchess.com vs ICC
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: Chess.com vs. Playchess.com vs ICC

1. Its free 2. you dont need an interface 3. its the first thing that comes up when you search chess Not surprising they have more players. Hi, chess.com is a pay site unless you want to play as a guest. I think they have an agreement with Facebook too, that might be drawing more traffic! Cordially...
by IGarcia
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So who is on top now? Stockfish DD, Komodo 6, or Houdini 4?
Replies: 39
Views: 8988

Re: So who is on top now? Stockfish DD, Komodo 6, or Houdini

Jeffrey, There are many daily tests with innumerable HW/SW/settings performed by many testers at numerous sites to review and consider. Nevertheless, on balance, neither the STC or LTC top tier hierarchy has changed over the past month or so. Basically, H4 is King of Blitz, K is King of LTC, and SF...
by IGarcia
Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: So who is on top now? Stockfish DD, Komodo 6, or Houdini 4?
Replies: 39
Views: 8988

Re: So who is on top now? Stockfish DD, Komodo 6, or Houdini

Jeffrey, There are many daily tests with innumerable HW/SW/settings performed by many testers at numerous sites to review and consider. Nevertheless, on balance, neither the STC or LTC top tier hierarchy has changed over the past month or so. Basically, H4 is King of Blitz, K is King of LTC, and SF...
by IGarcia
Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

I really don't understand what the fuss is all about, Ivanov WAS CAUGHT with a device that was under his shirt which caused him to immediately say he was withdrawing from the tournament and refused to consent to further search. Before that he had taken off his shoes and was even willing to take off...
by IGarcia
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

You just pretend to be stupid and don't understand. :shock: The only stupids here are the one acusation a person without proof. If you (or any) had the device, then there is no necesity on speculation about imaginary implants in the ears and so. To be clear: Ivanov case is very rare, his lately per...
by IGarcia
Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

Did you understand that he was thoroughly checked at a specialised hospital (scanned, x-rayed, etc.), and no external implants to the body found at all? Does he undergo surgery 2 times per week, or before and after each tournament round? He was not checked in any hospital and you are just lying pla...
by IGarcia
Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

That's why I wrote the standards are different for professionals and amateurs. He is an amateur who didn't play seriously for some time and out of nowhere started performing like 2600. Well, some can think Carlsen current performance (record ELO, WCC and other results) is because he is cheating. An...
by IGarcia
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

If I ever played in a tournament again I would never agree to taking off my shoes or to some similar humiliating demands. 1. Every visitor to my apartment removes his/her shoes. I remove my shoes when I visit a friend. I remove my shoes at least once a day. Is not removing shoes an everyday occuren...
by IGarcia
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federation
Replies: 87
Views: 14687

Re: Alleged 'Cheater' Kicked Out from Bulgarian Chess Federa

If I ever played in a tournament again I would never agree to taking off my shoes or to some similar humiliating demands. And it is certain that you can always find some engine whose moves would match many of my moves, regardless of my level. The ban is probably based on some clear proof we are not...
by IGarcia
Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Some Stockfish fireworks to enjoy
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Some Stockfish fireworks to enjoy

very nice game!