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by tmokonen
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 10421

Re: What is the Ideal Output for Understanding a Chess Engin

jwes wrote:f5
Is this the chessic equivalent of the number 42?

Tony
by tmokonen
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Inside Story on Rybka
Replies: 50
Views: 11832

Re: The Inside Story on Rybka

As long as the finished product plays good chess and preferably gives the thinking lines and evaluation, isn't that all that should really concern us? Just my opinion of course. :wink: Regards, Graham. I agree with you on this. However, Rybka seems to truncate its PVs, and I wouldn't mind seeing fu...
by tmokonen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position - Nxg5
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Test Position - Nxg5

Hi Marc. I was also using a PIV 2.4 for my testing. This position, unbelievably, comes from a 10' blitz game on Playchess between a 1550ish chump playing white (me) and a 1750ish chump playing black (some other guy). I played Nxg5 in the game, but for all the wrong reasons. I had mistakenly thought ...
by tmokonen
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position - Nxg5
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Test Position - Nxg5

[D]r2q1rk1/pbp2p2/1pnp1n1p/4p1p1/2PPP2B/P1PB1N2/5PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1 Rybka 1.2n (256 MB hash) 2 00:00 216 4.608 +0.06 Bh4g3 3 00:00 584 7.569 +0.19 Bh4g3 4 00:00 1.896 17.491 +0.19 Bh4g3 Nf6h5 5 00:00 2.960 21.345 +0.19 Bh4g3 Nf6h5 h2h3 6 00:00 5.064 29.974 +0.18 Bh4g3 Nf6h5 h2h3 Nh5xg3 7 00:00 15...
by tmokonen
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Even the best are human are human - evidence?
Replies: 10
Views: 3520

Re: Even the best are human are human - evidence?

Thanks Tony ... one to you, though that one is also in Wikipedia under 'Chess Blunders'. Tim Krabbe also has a set of cases where one player resigned rather than play the winning move - incredible but true. Third source is the '??' in GK's 'My Predecessors' - though these are not always drop-dead-o...
by tmokonen
Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Even the best are human are human - evidence?
Replies: 10
Views: 3520

Re: Even the best are human are human - evidence?

How about the normally super solid Petrosian simply forgetting that his queen was attacked in his game versus Bronstein at the 1956 Candidate's Tournament? [D] 1rb2r1k/1p1n2q1/p2Q2p1/P2Npn1p/2P1N2P/6P1/1R3PB1/1R5K w - - 0 1 Here, Petrosian played Ng5?? Tigran was moving rapidly to try and exploit Br...
by tmokonen
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is there an engine to play the "Can I" variant ?
Replies: 15
Views: 4312

Re: Is there an engine to play the "Can I" variant

I learn this game some years ago : This game is very similar to chess, except that you have to ask your opponent to make a move, if he accept , you have to play the move, if he refuse you can play an other move of your choice. Remark : If only 1 move is possible , play it without asking. Yes i knew...
by tmokonen
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: BugChess2 V1.5 ready for download !
Replies: 6
Views: 3507

Re: BugChess2 V1.5 ready for download !

It looks like you need to add the -winboard command line parameter.

Tony