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by Spliffjiffer
Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testposition
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

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: 5040

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: 6975

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: 828

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: 828

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: 3950

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: 2302

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 ...
by Spliffjiffer
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bug in Top5 Engines?
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Re: Bug in Top-5 engines?

Hello Jesus :-) Your diagram is correct (position before 30.Rxe5) Thanks for the very intersting analysis snapshots of these not top 5 engines! Its very interesting to see these engines solve this little puzzle (for us humans) that fast. Especially whenHoudini&Co have much much more problems with it...
by Spliffjiffer
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bug in Top5 Engines?
Replies: 7
Views: 2302

Bug in Top5 Engines?

V.Anand vs M.Sadler: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.f3 Be7 9. Qd2 h5 10. O-O-O Nbd7 11. g3 Rc8 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 Nb6 14.Bxb6 Qxb6 15. Bh3 Rc7 16. Kb1 h4 17. Qe1 Kf8 18. f4 exf4 19. gxf4 Rh5 20.Bg2 Rc4 21. Rf1 Rf5 22. Qxh4 Nh5 23. Qh3 g6 24. Rfe1 Bf6 25...
by Spliffjiffer
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Colossus of a mate in 7
Replies: 12
Views: 2852

Re: Colossus of a mate in 7.

as i thought...but only one zugzwang... nice... the solution: 1.Qh1 Rc1(well...only move) 2.Qh7 Rc2 3.Qe4! Bd7(Zugzwang which makes the b3 square available for the queen) 4.Qe1 Rc1 5.Qd2 Rc2 6.Qd1 Rc1 7.Qb3# Btw...Zappa Mexico ll without nullmove detection finds it in 2 secs on a pentium e6600 @2,4 ...