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by S.Taylor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5

Dann Corbit wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:53 am
Yes, Ne2 draws with best play. Nd5 ought to lose. But I guess because Tal did it, it scared the ever-loving piss out of his opponent and he blundered.
Gave his opponent too much work to do
by S.Taylor
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5

S.Taylor wrote:
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:04 am
If it indeed draws vs best play, and it was from an even position, then Nd5 is indeed a great move.
Indeed, it clears lines for both bishops, facing the king, which is quite a wonderful thing.
Ah! You mean that Ne2 draws. Not Nd5 knight sac.
by S.Taylor
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5

If it indeed draws vs best play, and it was from an even position, then Nd5 is indeed a great move.
Indeed, it clears lines for both bishops, facing the king, which is quite a wonderful thing.
by S.Taylor
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5
Replies: 16
Views: 4462

Re: Tal's bold and reckless 16. Nd5

I think a modern day engine would instantly defend this and crush Tal. Even the chess app on chess.com, in instant mode, level 25. I know tal cleared the diagonals for his 2 bishops, but i dont see he has a win because of that So, alas! We cannot follow the example of our greatest masters of yestery...
by S.Taylor
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Ready for Carlsen vs Nakamura
Replies: 1
Views: 3828

Re: Ready for Carlsen vs Nakamura

WHAT is ready for them?
by S.Taylor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Can someone update us on carlsen? Is he struggling?
Replies: 0
Views: 4075

Can someone update us on carlsen? Is he struggling?

I heard he is trailing at the moment in recent tournament. Even if he is not top for a change, i expect he will say that he has been top enough times without fail, and he can always be top when he needs to. And that it's foolish for anyone to think he is going down, just because he wasn't being hims...
by S.Taylor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!
Replies: 41
Views: 7934

Re: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!

Milos wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:44 pm
S.Taylor wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Milos wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:32 am
S.Taylor wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:39 am

Your "simple android hardware" (like Samsung S9) is actually stronger than 50% of brand new budget laptops, not to mention older ones. Smartphone hardware made a huge progress in recent years, you seems not to be fully aware of it ;).
Thanks. I didn't realize that.
by S.Taylor
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!
Replies: 41
Views: 7934

Re: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!

Doesn't look to me like its not gm level at instant, level 25.
Didn't someone say it's actually komodo?

(I personally used to be at least around 2300. I came to talkchess in the first place because of my craze for chess).
by S.Taylor
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!
Replies: 41
Views: 7934

Re: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!

I'm sure this engine, for your pocket android, and free, is way way stronger than the monster deeper blue that beat kasparov in 1997. I have no idea which engine is behind, but I played against SF fixed depth 10 and SF lost after some struggle. Than I tried SF depth 16 and it totally mopped the flo...
by S.Taylor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!
Replies: 41
Views: 7934

Re: Sure no one here can beat this simple free smartphone engine!

I'm sure this engine, for your pocket android, and free, is way way stronger than the monster deeper blue that beat kasparov in 1997. I have no idea which engine is behind, but I played against SF fixed depth 10 and SF lost after some struggle. Than I tried SF depth 16 and it totally mopped the flo...