Albert Silver wrote:Saying some moves are preferable when all moves lose is .... stupid. In that spirit, I have a new position for your test:
[D]3k4/7Q/3K4/8/8/8/8/8 b - - 0 0
Moves to avoid: Kc8
If required, I can provide others.
Thanks so far, Albert. The point is with testers in general, I mean those who create tests with chosen positions, that they are very sensitive towards critics. Because in their eyes it's all so clear. Everything, the choice and the results. In the original German forum, where Walter presented the test results, which were calculated by another German tester, not Walter, Walter reacted on first critical comments because of strange results, that the test cant be totally false if the actual, now smell that sound, worldwide strongest program would lead on first place!
I'm not an expert in these tests, so I have no idea if with experience on could now say, well of course such tasks in blitz, if it's for endings, Rybka isnt the overall fastest and best. I dont know this. But assumed it is a fact. Then Walter gives some of his no. 20 where a beginner like me has no clue what this should measure. What message does he have? That no 20 is better solved by a speed monster that has no experienced endgame power but it crushes Rybka anyway? What is this goiod for?
Under the impression of such weak tests, where even I could compete with lower hardware and the most rudimentary version of Rybka, I begin to understand what Vas has in mind with his online Rybka. If you are a chessplayer you often need a reliable top verdict for a situation. And this is simply impossible to do with a naked version of even Rybka and then on normal hardware. The absolute burner comes only out of Rybka if she plays online likje she plays in those tournaments where operators have so called clusters which leave nothing but burned areas behind them.
Woulkd you somehow agree with my view? On lower hardware level even patzers can compete in such tests which seems to be the message in the interest of the many programmers who have no chance to compete with the Wch. But we here should present a bit of more reliability, no?
Vas is always asked by folks who dont want to understand that quality in chess has its price. Vas explains patiently that you also pay for you car. But foks insist, no, I go to my frind in the garden. Fine, but in chess it's fatal if your grandmother is the only advisor for the next tournament. Dovoretzky or Rybka wouldnt be bad either, or not? For the poor there are many freeware engines, but if you want to drive a Porsche on the net, then you must not blink but buy Porsche-Rybka. Like all professionals. No more disk crashs, memory defects, installation probs, what over the years saves you much money.
Would you really want to drive a monster machine with anonymous, nameless reckless, robbers? I dont want that.Chess isnt a game for others than distinguished gentlemen.
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