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by JohnW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ratings for chess computers
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Ratings for chess computers

Anyone know of a good place to see ratings for old chess computers like the ones from Mephisto, Fidelity, Novag and Saitek?

Thank you,

John
by JohnW
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!

Not surprised, but as far as I can see this is still human chess. I will never grasp the appeal at watching (or playing) a stronger human opponent. When I play, I want someone around my level. When I kibitz, I want there to be as close to no mistakes being made as possible (humanly or otherwise). T...
by JohnW
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Gui's that annotate?
Replies: 7
Views: 660

Gui's that annotate?

I enjoy reading Chess Life articles and books that contain annotated chess games. For a while now Fritz has had a feature to analyze and annotate a game but the annotation is pretty limited. Is there any software that does it better? I can't say I have noticed any improvement with Fritz. I am sure i...
by JohnW
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 39
Views: 7108

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

I am hoping it isn't but I am not buying one until I see customers posting videos.
by JohnW
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Larry Kaufman
Replies: 37
Views: 5547

Re: Larry Kaufman

I used to LOVE the old Computer Chess Reports that Larry put together. That was back before the internet and it was the only way I could ever hear about current computer chess. I used to devour books on the subject and read the extremely rare chess life article, but it was the Computer Chess Reports...
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 149368

Re: Banksia GUI released

Disregard, it works. I was being stupid and given it 10 minutes per move so I didn't think it was doing anything
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 149368

Re: Banksia GUI released

Is it possible to setup a chess position and have two engines play against each other starting from that position? If not could you consider adding it? I would like to be able to give an old engine knight odds versus a newer engine. Thank you.. Yes and it’s just a quick setup. If you have that posi...
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 149368

Re: Banksia GUI released

Awesome! Thank you!
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1032
Views: 149368

Re: Banksia GUI released

Is it possible to setup a chess position and have two engines play against each other starting from that position? If not could you consider adding it?
I would like to be able to give an old engine knight odds versus a newer engine.

Thank you..
by JohnW
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cray Blitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Cray Blitz

Ok, well I figured out how to enter the moves but something seems out of whack. I had it play against the old Mephisto Amsterdam (simulator) on my PC and Cray Blitz just blundered one piece after the other. Cray Blitz played white, the moves were my move 1. d3 your move 1. ... d5 my move 2. Nh3 your...