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by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

I will feel like a cat with two lives. Actually that is wrong, because FIDE rules do specify you lose if you have to leave any King in check. So is is an extra liability, not an asset! Promoting to King does violate FIDE rules, btw. But in Spartan Chess the Spartans are allowed to do that, of cours...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

I will feel like a cat with two lives. Actually that is wrong, because FIDE rules do specify you lose if you have to leave any King in check. So is is an extra liability, not an asset! Well in computer chess it is an asset for us. I am sure you know what I mean. People should police themselves. I h...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

Then again the purpose of micro-Max was to be small and that hardly facilitates building the rules in. Actually it has always had move-legality checking, because one way to make it small was to use 'exit from level 1' to play user moves by the in-lined MakeMove of the Search. However, playing with ...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

Then again the purpose of micro-Max was to be small and that hardly facilitates building the rules in. Actually it has always had move-legality checking, because one way to make it small was to use 'exit from level 1' to play user moves by the in-lined MakeMove of the Search. However, playing with ...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

If you want to build a chess engine, it should know the rules. If it doesn't you would be lazy....... That is just one philosophy. I adhere to another one, namely that you should please the user whenever you can. Machine should be a slave of the mind, rather than the mind a slave of the machine. Ot...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

And some........like Micro-Max don't want to play. It does for me! tellics say micro-Max 4.8 (m) tellics say by H.G. Muller xboard protover 2 Error (unknown command): protover new edit # Kf3 Kc6 c Kc3 Kf6 . level 40 5 0 post time 10000 go -1 -4 0 1 c6b6 0 0 0 2 c6b6 1 5 0 11 c6d5 2 ...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

I don't see what you imagined with the second one. It is not even check, let alone checkmate. I know, however many engines don't like it...... [D]8/8/2K2k2/8/8/2k2K2/8/8 w - - 0 1 Ruffian 1.0.5: 1/1- 00:21 1,531,316 605 -M1 And some........like Micro-Max don't want to play. These are all fingerprin...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

I don't see what you imagined with the second one. It is not even check, let alone checkmate. I know, however many engines don't like it...... [D]8/8/2K2k2/8/8/2k2K2/8/8 w - - 0 1 Ruffian 1.0.5: 1/1- 00:21 1,531,316 605 -M1 And some........like Micro-Max don't want to play. These are all fingerprin...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

If you really{.....and I really do mean really} understand the preceding positions above, you would conclude that the following position is their logical conclusion...... [D]b1b2B1B/1k4K1/b1K2k1B/8/8/B1k2K1b/1K4k1/B1B2b1b w - - 0 1 By a process of elimination you should be able to understand the inn...
by Christopher Conkie
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Checkmate In Zero
Replies: 31
Views: 3431

Re: Checkmate In Zero

What about this.......

[D]b6B/8/2K2k2/8/8/2k2K2/8/B6b w - - 0 1

Or even this.........

[D]b6B/1k4K1/2K2k2/8/8/2k2K2/1K4k1/B6b w - - 0 1

:-)

Chris