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by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: engines & positional play
Replies: 44
Views: 15187

Re: engines & positional play

I know chess engines are very strong at tactics and in open positions. Can you recommend any commercial or free engines which are strong in playing: - closed positions? and/or - positional/exchange sacrifices for positional compensation only? Thanks to all those who will answer. Ciao (it means "bye...
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Home On The Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: Standings after Round 6 of 44

hgm wrote: It is just not possible to base a meaningful rating on a 3-out-of-68 score.
That's true. :wink:
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Home On The Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Re: Standings after Round 6 of 44

hgm wrote:This is why your ratings are crap.
That's a bit harsh on Wael. :(
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: [CCB]Division 6,Edition 7: 16 Engines!
Replies: 54
Views: 10330

Re: [CCB]Division 6,Edition 7: 16 Engines!

Swami, the way you suggest is kind of cheating, dont you think? Winning that way cant be all that fun. No it's not cheating. It's called doing some checking out. There is no guarantee anybody will win with their picks. If it's any consolation, I just look at the CCRL 40/40 list. :lol: Regards, Grah...
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 6th Amateur Championship Division 4
Replies: 19
Views: 4388

Re: Standings after Round 25 of 30

Hi Graham ! Hmmmm, i believe something goes wrong in your tournament. Herrmann is one of the strongest engine here, no question, and will benefit of no blitz tc's like Homer. So, i suggest you should check the setting files and global enviroment of the engines. :roll: Best, Daniel These things happ...
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xpdnt_080103
Replies: 10
Views: 3763

Re: Xpdnt_080103

opraus wrote:Thanks Jim,

I'll add those lines some time.

At the rate I am going with Xpdnt's improvement, it will be playing Losers Chess soon! :roll:
Don't give up David. Us engine nutters appreciate your efforts. 8-)
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Home On The Range
Replies: 17
Views: 3997

Standings after Round 12 of 44

HOME ON THE RANGE Dual Athlon XP2000+ Deep Shredder 11 GUI 128mb hash each 3-4-5 piece tablebases Ponder off Xmas2640b.bkt 40 moves in 68 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL) 4 cycles (44 rounds) Standings after Round 12 9.5 - Alf 1.09 8.5 - Monarch 1.7 8.0 - BigLion 2.23x 7.5 - Parrot 07.07.22...
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists January 6th 2008
Replies: 8
Views: 2173

Re: CEGT - rating lists January 6th 2008

I hope you folks would test cm 11 with selectivity set to 21 and no other changes. As reported in anohter thread, i've found improvements in the order of 50 or 60 points. I have not had any such luck with other parameters, and am now not so convinced that changing hte king safety parameter is of mu...
by Graham Banks
Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Rybka v GM Benjamin (Game 8)
Replies: 0
Views: 570

Rybka v GM Benjamin (Game 8)

[White "Benjamin"] [Black "Rybka"] [WhiteElo "2575"] [BlackElo "3100"] [Result "0-1"] 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.g3 Nc6 7.Bg2 O-O 8.O-O Bg4 9.f3 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Be6 11.f4 c5 12.Qd2 Re8 13.b3 c4 14.Kh1 Rc8 15.Bb2 Qa5 16.Qd4 Bf8 17.Rae1 a6 18.Bf3 Bh3 19.Bg2 Qh5 20.Qd2 b5 21.a3 d5 2...