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Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by notyetagm » Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:43 pm

One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks

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Re: Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by MM » Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:01 pm

notyetagm wrote:One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks
Hi, i can give you my opinion. I can speak for rapid games.

Critter has more fantasy in playing, it is also very good to build a center of pawns, to manoeuvre to attack the opponent king, it likes to concentrate its pieces against the opponent king, pretty good in defence. Very good at tactics.

Houdini has more problems with the pawn structures, it prefers to give more space to its pieces, it defends extremely well when it is down of material and when it has space to attack it almost always wins. It often sacrifices the queen for rook and minor piece (eg knight or bishop) and often he gets advantage. Excellent at tactics.

I believe that they are more or less at the same strenght.

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MM

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Re: Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by Master Om » Sat Dec 31, 2011 3:37 am

MM wrote:
notyetagm wrote:One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks
Hi, i can give you my opinion. I can speak for rapid games.

Critter has more fantasy in playing, it is also very good to build a center of pawns, to manoeuvre to attack the opponent king, it likes to concentrate its pieces against the opponent king, pretty good in defence. Very good at tactics.

Houdini has more problems with the pawn structures, it prefers to give more space to its pieces, it defends extremely well when it is down of material and when it has space to attack it almost always wins. It often sacrifices the queen for rook and minor piece (eg knight or bishop) and often he gets advantage. Excellent at tactics.

I believe that they are more or less at the same strenght.

Regards
Great Analysis Maurizo.
Always Expect the Unexpected

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Re: Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by MM » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:22 am

Master Om wrote:
MM wrote:
notyetagm wrote:One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks
Hi, i can give you my opinion. I can speak for rapid games.

Critter has more fantasy in playing, it is also very good to build a center of pawns, to manoeuvre to attack the opponent king, it likes to concentrate its pieces against the opponent king, pretty good in defence. Very good at tactics.

Houdini has more problems with the pawn structures, it prefers to give more space to its pieces, it defends extremely well when it is down of material and when it has space to attack it almost always wins. It often sacrifices the queen for rook and minor piece (eg knight or bishop) and often he gets advantage. Excellent at tactics.

I believe that they are more or less at the same strenght.

Regards
Great Analysis Maurizo.
Thank you :-)

I just finished a 100 games match,chess960 Critter 1.4 SSE - Houdini 2.0c, 3'+1s and i watched most of the games. Very interesting.

Best Regards
MM

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Re: Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by notyetagm » Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:10 am

MM wrote:
Master Om wrote:
MM wrote:
notyetagm wrote:One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks
Hi, i can give you my opinion. I can speak for rapid games.

Critter has more fantasy in playing, it is also very good to build a center of pawns, to manoeuvre to attack the opponent king, it likes to concentrate its pieces against the opponent king, pretty good in defence. Very good at tactics.

Houdini has more problems with the pawn structures, it prefers to give more space to its pieces, it defends extremely well when it is down of material and when it has space to attack it almost always wins. It often sacrifices the queen for rook and minor piece (eg knight or bishop) and often he gets advantage. Excellent at tactics.

I believe that they are more or less at the same strenght.

Regards
Great Analysis Maurizo.
Thank you :-)

I just finished a 100 games match,chess960 Critter 1.4 SSE - Houdini 2.0c, 3'+1s and i watched most of the games. Very interesting.

Well, what was the score????
Best Regards

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Re: Tell me about Critter 1.4

Post by MM » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:27 am

notyetagm wrote:
MM wrote:
Master Om wrote:
MM wrote:
notyetagm wrote:One of the other threads is a ratings analysis which seems to indicate that Critter 1.4 is nearly as strong as Houdini 2.0.

Could someone please describe the playing style of Criter compared to Houdini? Are they similar? Or are they completely different?

Thanks
Hi, i can give you my opinion. I can speak for rapid games.

Critter has more fantasy in playing, it is also very good to build a center of pawns, to manoeuvre to attack the opponent king, it likes to concentrate its pieces against the opponent king, pretty good in defence. Very good at tactics.

Houdini has more problems with the pawn structures, it prefers to give more space to its pieces, it defends extremely well when it is down of material and when it has space to attack it almost always wins. It often sacrifices the queen for rook and minor piece (eg knight or bishop) and often he gets advantage. Excellent at tactics.

I believe that they are more or less at the same strenght.

Regards
Great Analysis Maurizo.
Thank you :-)

I just finished a 100 games match,chess960 Critter 1.4 SSE - Houdini 2.0c, 3'+1s and i watched most of the games. Very interesting.

Well, what was the score????
Best Regards
Hi,

utente-PC, Blitz 3m+1s Fritz 13 GUI, ponder on, 1 core.

1 Critter 1.4 64-bit SSE4_RV +3 +28/=45/-27 50.50% 50.5/100
2 Houdini 2.0c Pro x64 -3 +27/=45/-28 49.50% 49.5/100

That was a chess960 match.

Very hard for both.

Best Regards
MM

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