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by jefk
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How close can we come to proving that white draws?
Replies: 61
Views: 5045

Re: How close can we come to proving that white draws?

how close are we to prove the earth is not flat ? this thread almost looks like a joke to me; happy Friday 13th anyway In the game chess (besides GM's from Steinitz to Carlsen) there have been now six serious attempts to find the best advantage for White in chess, 1) Chessbase besides statistics (1....
by jefk
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unbalanced Human Openings released
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: Unbalanced Human Openings released

reply to mr Pohl, no misunderstanding, i thought it was mostly for comp-games so maybe i was talking in a bit ironic way (putting emphasis on human chess, but i know compchess also is a serious 'discipline' (also used btw in corresp chess ) and indeed then as an area to seek further improvemnt(s) an...
by jefk
Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Transhuman Chess with NN and RL...
Replies: 6
Views: 1141

Re: Transhuman Chess with NN and RL...

similar as Gerd I, mr smatovic made a good point regarding the new sorts of search methods. and to be clear, we now have some 3 methods (yes its a bit oranges and apples, coz i mix search/eval but i want to present a broad overview of current developments, for my 2 cts worth) 1_ alfa-beta (still goi...
by jefk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unbalanced Human Openings released
Replies: 14
Views: 1805

Re: Unbalanced Human Openings released

not a small download (but several formats so it's ok) checked a recent game i played and my move 2...d5!? is not in your book anymore Lol here's my game (below), yours truly was Black [pgn] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.10.30"] [Round "-"] [White "maxcommandos"] [Black "jefk"] [Timezone "UTC"] [ECO...
by jefk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess can be dangerous for kids
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Chess can be dangerous for kids

maybe the game was not cooked, but the problems obviously were, even the toddler admitted this. PS being Dutch, i would regard this as child abuse, but then i've seen clips from Chinese girls at similar age playing violin or piano, so nowadays nothing is surprising me anymore in such areas. PS2 keep...
by jefk
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A beautiful position from a real opening
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: A beautiful position from a real opening

a rare position, Akobian also earlier (2014) played it (and lost) https://www.365chess.com/game.php?gid=3915628 the move 12. Bxh7 isn't known apparently by Gm's; anyway after c4! maybe 17... Rh8 also is an option; although SFNNUE doesn't like it for human players it would be hard to refute. Anyway a...
by jefk
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What in the world can that be?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: What in the world can that be?!

some more info for (relatively) newbies (especially in opening theory), here's my blog http://superchess.blogspot.com/ Nb download link via anonfiles doesn't work anymore. As for bookbuilder here;s an old link (with an older version) https://download.cnet.com/Bookbuilder/3001-2119_4-10214324.html As...
by jefk
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What in the world can that be?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: What in the world can that be?!

in addition, https://www.chess.com/openings/Dutch-Defense-Fianchetto-Hort-Antoshin-System as for programs assigning names (via Eco code and then subdivision with some names), nowadays imho it looks like chess.com does a pretty good job (yes, also with gambits)> When chess.com started, i doubted if t...
by jefk
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What in the world can that be?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: What in the world can that be?!

with my (almost expired) program Bookbuilder , i also get the name : Dutch defense, Hort Antoshin system As for Arena, it has a very 'creative' way of assigning opening names, my impression is that , in later stages of a game; if it can find in any way a possible sequence of moves, backwards calcula...