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by jefk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 has been released
Replies: 263
Views: 79594

Re: Houdini 6 has been released

syzygy wrote:
Uri Blass wrote: since chess is not going to be weakly solved in our lifetime anyway.
that's your opinion.
personally i still think, that with application of Zermelo's theorem,
chess is solved and the outcome is a draw of course.
But i'm not going to repeat my arguments
by jefk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

I will check your d4 games, but I don't thinks there's a realistic white edge, aways from the Queen's Gambit, and that was already neutralised. well, i meant the 'correspondence games' i'm playing currently (on ICCF); but they can't be seen yet until a tourn is finished. So in fact instead of 'have...
by jefk
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mark Lefler and irma
Replies: 43
Views: 7800

Re: Mark Lefler and irma

Flood control systems have been improved. But maybe we should hire some engineers from Holland to make them better. I believe technology can fix things for any future storms. Mark First of all condolescences with your parent;s as for the Dutch engineers, Irma was on the news here ofcourse, but ther...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

[quote="jefk"]there are some other books written with an algorithmic approach [/quote] here's what i had in mind https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/books/best_play.html by a physicist and chess player Shashin; and here's an excerpt http://www.chess.co.uk/downloads/best-play-shashin-sample.pdf a b...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

Lyudmil is a genius. Of course he is not always right, fine, yet, being helpful, i would suggest him to continue in his niche research of postional evaluation; there are some other books written with an algorithmic approach to this issue, but i have to look it up to mention the author etc. certain ...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

how do you know 3...f5 is worse than 3...a6 or the Berlin? it's obvious; you don't want to come in an endgame with disadvantage if you are Black; Ever heard of the Cerebellum book ? and then there's the Chessbase livebook. Plenty of deep opening analysis around these days. In correspondence chess i...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

human theory so far has mainly relied only on human analysis of specific game continuations, while I am using Stockfish and Komodo to check different lines. at least you now admit to use top-engines instead of your own eval; for which there's no engine to check if it's right; as for using engines, ...
by jefk
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

[ you are very very wrong, as usual, 3...f5 is black's best answer to the Ruy Lopez, the only reason it is not that popular is that is sharp, and sharp openings generally get fewer followers. as 'usual' ? haha Tsvetkov this time you are exceeding even yourself; yet despite it's comical nature it's ...
by jefk
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

regarding the Marschall, I can not share anything, as there are endless lines to analyse, but one thing is certain: there is not a single sound black gambit, and the Marschall is a gambit. after Be3, black has no satisfactory reply, one way or another. simply with 15...Be6! and so on = 'no sound Bl...
by jefk
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20285

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

12. d4 ( d3 is also played nowadays regularly, this isn't a move you can just skip and assume d4 will be played by white ) agree that 12.d4 can be equalized by Black, Tsvetkov probably is running behind most GM theory with his SF analysis. But 12.d3! still is a strong move, better White chances i t...