GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

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GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by mwyoung » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:55 am

GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini on Chessbase Site. Comments start at 12mins. and 20 sec. on video.


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7168

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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by Albert Silver » Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:08 pm

mwyoung wrote:GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini on Chessbase Site. Comments start at 12mins. and 20 sec. on video.


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7168
The question reads like a plant. Instead of simply asking what engines he uses to prepare, after which he might simply give his opinion relative to Rybka, she asks whether there is anything stronger than Rybka.
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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by tomgdrums » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:36 pm

Albert Silver wrote:
mwyoung wrote:GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini on Chessbase Site. Comments start at 12mins. and 20 sec. on video.


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7168
The question reads like a plant. Instead of simply asking what engines he uses to prepare, after which he might simply give his opinion relative to Rybka, she asks whether there is anything stronger than Rybka.
I agree. The whole thing seemed staged, even to the point of Sam saying he still uses Rybka and the GM Ashley saying "maybe that is why you lost.."

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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by Sean Evans » Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:04 pm

Guess what! Houdini 2.0 will be released as a the next CB engine in 2011 ready for Xmas!! Just Watch :shock:

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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by De Vos W » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:10 am

Sean Evans wrote:Guess what! Houdini 2.0 will be released as a the next CB engine in 2011 ready for Xmas!! Just Watch :shock:
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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:46 am

Sean Evans wrote:Guess what! Houdini 2.0 will be released as a the next CB engine in 2011 ready for Xmas!! Just Watch :shock:
I share the same feeling that the next Houdini will go commercial even though I won't speculate about the release date....
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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by bob » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:34 pm

Dr.Wael Deeb wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:Guess what! Houdini 2.0 will be released as a the next CB engine in 2011 ready for Xmas!! Just Watch :shock:
I share the same feeling that the next Houdini will go commercial even though I won't speculate about the release date....
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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by jmartus » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:26 pm

I hope that is the case i dont want to pay for a chessbase engine

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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by michiguel » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:59 pm

tomgdrums wrote:
Albert Silver wrote:
mwyoung wrote:GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini on Chessbase Site. Comments start at 12mins. and 20 sec. on video.


http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=7168
The question reads like a plant. Instead of simply asking what engines he uses to prepare, after which he might simply give his opinion relative to Rybka, she asks whether there is anything stronger than Rybka.
I agree. The whole thing seemed staged, even to the point of Sam saying he still uses Rybka and the GM Ashley saying "maybe that is why you lost.."
Pathetic. An example of what not to say as a journalist. Shankland said nothing (he must be a gentleman).

It was kind of funny when Shabalov said at the end that one of the important things was to "remember all this stuff".

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Re: GM Alexander Shabalov comments on Rybka 4 and Houdini.

Post by Mike S. » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:37 pm

michiguel wrote:Pathetic. An example of what not to say as a journalist.
They were just joking of course. These GMs won't take any computer chess stuff very serious. But they pay much more attention than many years ago obviously, which is a pleasure to see for the computer chess fan.
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