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by Spliffjiffer
Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 8
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Mate in 8

[D] 1RB1Nnr1/p7/K1k1p1p1/4pP1n/N1p1Pp2/1p1P2B1/b5r1/2b5 w - - 0 1

some engines might have problems, some other should be fast :-)
by Spliffjiffer
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testposition
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Testposition

Thank you Marek for your investigation...so the problem seems to be quite hard for our all engines :-)....nice, to have seen one confirmation that 1.a3 is best here...for a human quite easy to understand imo after you entered the position "by brain"

regards
by Spliffjiffer
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testposition
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Re: Testposition

you are right...thanks for clarification :-)

after 1.a3 the sequence is forced....if you dont play 1.a3 then black can do it and its not that clear afai can see

regards :-)
by Spliffjiffer
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testposition
Replies: 9
Views: 942

Testposition

Which engine can find the best move here, and how long does it take ? [D] 3R4/1kr2pp1/2p1p3/1pP1PnBP/pP2K3/8/P4P2/8 w - - 0 1 1. a3!! This is from an old game of Kramnik vs Bacrot (i believe)...Kramnik played 1.Kf4 and won after 1...Rc8 2.Rd7 Rc7 3.Rd3 Kc8 4.Rd8 Kb7 5.Bf6! g6 quite quickly Instead o...
by Spliffjiffer
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo doesn't know the rule "corner promotion+wrong B&
Replies: 20
Views: 4361

Re: Komodo doesn't know the rule "corner promotion+wron

I think its time for the Stockfish Team to fix that finally...at least it would be very appreciated imho !
by Spliffjiffer
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why most engines can't find this mate in 3 ?
Replies: 22
Views: 6000

Re: And why most engines can't find this draw ?

[d] 1R6/pPk1r3/2p5/K7/8/2B1b3/8/8 w - - 0 1

Ka6 draws, but almost no engine can find it...

But if you move Ka6 by yourself and let the engine think after this, they will find a draw-score nearly instantly !
by Spliffjiffer
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish dev 25.04 crashes under xp32
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Stockfish dev 25.04 crashes under xp32

thank you Gary and Elco for the quick information ! :-)
by Spliffjiffer
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish dev 25.04 crashes under xp32
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Stockfish dev 25.04 crashes under xp32

the new dev-version of stockfish (25.04.13) crashes on my win xp 32 system under arena gui after a few secounds...unfortunately i have no technical understanding and i hope someone can confirm this and has the opportunity to give technical help
by Spliffjiffer
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which engine has been the most exciting in the last 5 years?
Replies: 17
Views: 2928

Re: Which engine has been the most exciting in the last 5 ye

The most innovative engines i grew up with were "Genius", "Fritz"(although i prefered "Shredder" at that time) and "Rybka".
Nowadays i see most potencial in Komodo.

The voting-options are quite uncomlete IMHO.
I voted for Rybka 3.

Regards from germany.
by Spliffjiffer
Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bug in Top5 Engines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1825

Re:Bug in Top5 Engines?

Thank you Uri for the good explanation...i understand the problem now :-) If i only copy and paste the fen-string of the position after 29...Be5 and let the program think, it will find the 30.Rxe5 move. But if i copy and paste the "whole game" until 31.Rf1 (in my example), where a 1-fold-repetition ...