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canned attacks on the a and h files against a castled positi

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:15 am
by smcracraft
After numerous losses by myself and others (actually 100%) since some recent changes, I tried something at 1-second-per-move by the program and defeated it with the canonical canned attack on the h file against the castled program. As it was only looking about 8-9 ply deep in these 1-second searches, I am looking for some approach to catch those. I could provide the game listing but don't think you need it for your comments/responses.

Re: canned attacks on the a and h files against a castled po

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:08 pm
by Ras
The classic response to a wing attack is a counter attack in the centre.

This doesn't work if the centre is blocked, of course, but since this is a well-known anti-computer strategy, the program could defend against trying to reach such positions. Of course, this would have to start with the opening book.

Re: canned attacks on the a and h files against a castled po

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:27 pm
by F. Bluemers
smcracraft wrote:After numerous losses by myself and others (actually 100%) since some recent changes, I tried something at 1-second-per-move by the program and defeated it with the canonical canned attack on the h file against the castled program. As it was only looking about 8-9 ply deep in these 1-second searches, I am looking for some approach to catch those. I could provide the game listing but don't think you need it for your comments/responses.
The best defense is enough depth,but I recall crafty had special evaluaton code for a so-called trojan knight.