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by tomgdrums
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Your Top Chess engines of the 2000's
Replies: 12
Views: 4250

Re: Ktulu's endgame! ... Smarthink question?

Hello Tom, I am not at home and can't test Smarthink, means can't answer of your question to SmarThink. About Ktulu: Ktulu don't support any of the available endgame databases like Nalimov, egbbs. I think in 60-70% of endgames will Ktulu give you a 90% "perfect" result for endgame studies. In other...
by tomgdrums
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessBase or ChessAssistant
Replies: 24
Views: 3422

Re: ChessBase or ChessAssistant

I don't like Chessbase or ChessOK.

The Shredder GUI serves me just fine as a database.
by tomgdrums
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pro Deo in Shredder Chess
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Pro Deo in Shredder Chess

I have been trying to load Pro Deo into Shredder's GUI and it always comes up 0mb of hash size no matter what. Any suggestions?

Thanks!
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Your Top Chess engines of the 2000's
Replies: 12
Views: 4250

Re: Your Top Chess engines of the 2000's

I like ... Ktulu (nice endgame), Smarthink (good aggressive middlegame). Ktulu is without tablebases one of the strongest in the World (endgame). Best Frank Is Ktulu 8 or 9 a good engine to analyze endgames with? Is it as good as Shredder (or better?) I love studying endgames and setting up a posit...
by tomgdrums
Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Your Top Chess engines of the 2000's
Replies: 12
Views: 4250

Re: Your Top Chess engines of the 2000's

I should've done a poll but i want other people's input. I like to know which engine version from the 2000's has had the most impact in computer chess during this last decade. No clones this is nostalgic post back in the day before clones :lol: Top Chess engines of 2000-2009 Some examples Fruit Ryb...
by tomgdrums
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5932

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

Its best to pick a engine that suits your style of play. Anyway over the board chess you dont have rybka saving your behind when playing humans ;) So if you learn to shock a few players with some Junior style moves they have to second guess by telling themselves is this legit or a bluff? :lol: The ...
by tomgdrums
Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: rybka
Replies: 7
Views: 2338

Re: rybka

good day gentlmen, been away for some time, could anyone tell me if a new version of rybka is available for download and where.. Thank You! It is probably not going to be for awhile and to get the best version you might have to pay to rent time from Rybka 4 on a remote server. It may make Vas some ...
by tomgdrums
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5932

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

Nah I don't need more then one engine but it is fun and can actually lead to some different move choices when analyszng my games. Deep Junior 2010 came up with a move out of nowhere today when I was doing a post mortem on one of my games. I NEVER would have seen it and none of the other engines reco...
by tomgdrums
Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.
Replies: 16
Views: 3343

Re: Engines I have lost patience with or become bored with.

Here is the first tournament I ran. This is the order in which they finished: Deep Shredder 12 Kamikaze-Hiarcs Paderborn 2007 MP, Deep Junior 2010, Stockfish 1.5 JA, Zappa Mexico II, and Deep Sjeng WC 2008. It was round robin in the Shredder 12 GUI with ponder off. I was surprised by the result. I t...
by tomgdrums
Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do I really need Naum 4?
Replies: 29
Views: 5932

Re: Do I really need Naum 4?

I did an extensive testing of Naum 4 and you might find the post I did on rybkaforum interesting although I can warn you that it is quite a long post. http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?pid=136299;hl= Thanks for the link! It was interesting to see how Naum handles the Bishops! I...