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by mhull
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The suspence is not great any more
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: The suspence is not great any more

Terry, as to your question if I don't like chess, why am I here? I painstakingly tried to word it so this irrelevant question shoudn't come up. I could have tried harder, but I trusted it wouldn't be necesary. I mean, if someone is bleeding to death, then I could feel I can to that, and see the gam...
by mhull
Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The suspence is not great any more
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: The suspence is not great any more

You are becoming wiser. I cannot imagine a worst lose of time than to follow these matches between guys that does not break a wind in order not to risk anything. Sip a beer is lot better than looking at those games in my opinion.. Shalom Fern Petrosian was more interesting? Spaasky had more to lose...
by mhull
Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The suspence is not great any more
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: The suspence is not great any more

You are becoming wiser. I cannot imagine a worst lose of time than to follow these matches between guys that does not break a wind in order not to risk anything. Sip a beer is lot better than looking at those games in my opinion.. Shalom Fern Petrosian was more interesting? Spaasky had more to lose...
by mhull
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty on Cray Blitz vs. Rybka3
Replies: 42
Views: 8721

Re: Crafty on Cray Blitz vs. Rybka3

This time, I have a 10:1 hardware advantage for Crafty. Score 123456789012345678901234567890 ------------------------------------------------------ 1: Rybka 22.5 / 30 0111==1101=11111=1=1=1=101=11= 2: Crafty 7.5 / 30 1000==0010=00000=0=0=0=010=00= ---------------------------------------------------...
by mhull
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2008 WCCC - Unbalanced Hardware
Replies: 24
Views: 4748

Re: 2008 WCCC - Unbalanced Hardware

Hi, I think for the 2009 WCCC, the rules should be one CPU of your choice and a set amount of RAM. The 2008 WCCC really doesn't mean much when the programs are running on completely different levels of CPU power! In the past, there were tests of a top program running at one-tenth the speed of craft...
by mhull
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC China 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 12512

Re: WCCC China 2008

When I started dabbling with chess after a long absence I was delighted to see many human tournaments where you are able to follow along move by move over the internet...delightful! It really helped encourage and maintain my interest. I find it builds suspense watching games live compared to waitin...
by mhull
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: move generation
Replies: 176
Views: 61251

Re: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: setting up a new game

sje wrote:
hgm wrote:Could you make a Chess program in LISP as small as micro-Max (< 2000 characters)?

Then this thread would not have to be so long... :P
Be careful with what you write, lest I start a thread about a chess program written in COBOL. :shock:
Or befunge.
by mhull
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: move generation
Replies: 176
Views: 61251

Re: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: logging and dribbling

This is an interesting thread. Thanks for the informative code examples.

BTW, is the Symbolic 'cognitron' still being developed?

Thanks,
by mhull
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Will I get more games on ICC than on FICS
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Re: Will I get more games on ICC than on FICS

Unfortunately ICC is not a good place anymore for new computer accounts. Good human players only play the very top C accounts (all of them are rybkas on powerful computers), hoping to gain a few points through a few draws. The top computer accounts do not accept to play against other computer accou...
by mhull
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov was in fact psychologically cheated in 1997
Replies: 70
Views: 8529

Re: Kasparov was in fact psychologically cheated in 1997

I have psychologically cheated opponents in OTB play, mostly by pretending that I'm not very interested in the game, and am thus not paying close attention. This has worked on several occaisions. Much of Kasparov's power at the board is psychological, IMO. He has "command presence". Unfortunately fo...