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by Tony P.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is the rating of top player overrated ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Is the rating of top player overrated ?

Yes, indeed. I guess that some of them weren't motivated enough, especially Carlsen, who didn't have to be a finalist to qualify for the next championship match and, to make things 'worse', has apparently recently got into a romantic relationship stealing some time and energy from his chess study. S...
by Tony P.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

No problem - several days are a negligibly small timeframe in comparison with the typically long and hasteless careers of computer chess enthusiasts :wink: The upcoming release of Fire 6 is a cool news, I hope its aggression hasn't been reduced from v.5. As for Romi, I ran a 10-game mini-match with ...
by Tony P.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is the rating of top player overrated ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1189

Re: Is the rating of top player overrated ?

Specifically in a KO tournament, one of the main reasons why strong players lose rating points is that they play it safe. To advance to the next round, it's enough to score 1.5:0.5 and often even 1:1 in the classical part because their advantage in the tiebreaks is big enough. Thus a strong player o...
by Tony P.
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

A knight handicap with (in game 2) 1 core and 32 MB hash still don't help - Fizbo just sees much deeper every time. Here's the critical position of game 2. [d]r1q1kb1r/1p3ppp/1P2p3/p1Pp4/4b3/1Q3NP1/1B1KPPBP/2R5 w kq - 3 16 16. Ne5!! f6 (16... Bxg2 17. Qa4+ Ke7 18. c6 d4 19. cxb7 Qxb7 20. Rc7+; 18......
by Tony P.
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

I said that Romi wasn't seeing it because, in the PV to the 24th move, she wrote just, '-1.53/6 e1d2 f1a1' - actually, she wasn't seeing that, after 24... Qxa1? 25. Qxe5+, White would be giving perpetual. By playing 24... Nb1+ (a desperado), Fizbo saved the king from it, making Qe4+ or Qf5+ impossib...
by Tony P.
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

(Romi seems to have a bigger than normal appetite for the a8 rook :P ) Especially stunning was the somewhat hidden point behind Fizbo's move in the most critical position (Black to move): [d]5r2/Bp2k1p1/1N5p/4p3/1b2n1b1/2PQ2P1/PP3PqP/R3KR2 b Q - 0 19 19... Nxc3!! with the idea of 20. bxc3 Qe4+!! 21....
by Tony P.
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

Poor Fire :D When playing through the game, I was puzzled as to why Fire had to give up the queen for the g2 rook - obviously, it couldn't play 47. Qd1 (that loses to 47... Rxh2+ 48. Bxh2 Nf2+ 49. Kg1 Nxd1 50. Rxd1 e3! 51. Rxe3 Qc2), but the analysis of 47. Qf1 is less trivial - I guessed correctly ...
by Tony P.
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

Still not 32-Bit versions? Of ANY Fizbo? :cry: Oops, forgive me, please - I hadn't read the threads about the previous versions. Youri did tell in the v.1.6. thread why there will never be a 32-bit version : No, no 32 bit version. All the code has been based on 64 bit data structures from day 1. Yo...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: 32-Bit?

Fizbo's author has a LinkedIn account (as acknowledged in the CPW ), try asking him there. Meanwhile, I'm experimenting with various ways to set up a handicap in Fizbo vs Cheng blitz (3+3) games. It turns out that forcing Fizbo to play the Latvian gambit ( :P ) doesn't fully compensate for the >200-...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 15395

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

Speaking of cute draws (not as cute as yours, though)... [pgn][Event "Computer chess game"] [Date "2017.09.10"] [White "Fizbo19x64"] [Black "Komodo-9.02-64bit"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [Opening "Giuoco Pianissimo"] [Time "03:40:37"] [Variation "5.d3 a6"] [TimeControl "60+3"] [Termination "nor...