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by tano-urayoan
Sat May 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Idea for recognizing fortress/encouraging progress
Replies: 29
Views: 5116

Re: Idea for recognizing fortress/encouraging progress

Here is another position [d] 8/8/8/1k3p2/p1p1pPp1/PpPpP1Pp/1P1P3P/QNK2NRR w - - 0 1
by tano-urayoan
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New 6-piece tablebases
Replies: 194
Views: 105818

Re: New 6-piece tablebases

Aye, understand the logic behind it. Just been itching for 7-men data for nearly a decade now. Meant no disrespect toward Mr Ronald de Man. Was just curious :). There are already 7 pieces tablebases available but just accessible via internet using convekta software, either latest Aquarium or Chess ...
by tano-urayoan
Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testposition 60 - Bishop vs Knight
Replies: 58
Views: 8381

Re: Testposition 60 - Bishop vs Knight

Bishop and knight are not "near equal" in an endgame with pawns on both wings. Bishop is clearly superior there as it can reach squares in one move that take a knight 2-3 (or more) moves to reach. I have an evaluation term for this, where I think the idea came from Fine/Kmoch/et. al. That is an exa...
by tano-urayoan
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test positions (very easy for 3000+ engines)
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Test positions (very easy for 3000+ engines)

But nice for humans. Botvinnik - Capablanca Avro 1938 [d] 8/p3q1kp/1p2Pnp1/3pQ3/2pP4/1nP3N1/1B4PP/6K1 w - - 0 30 Averbakh - Kotov Zurich 1953 [d] 1r4nk/1p1qb2p/3p1r2/p1pPp3/2P1Pp2/5P1P/PP1QNBRK/5R2 b - - 0 30 [d] rnbq1rk1/pp4bp/3p4/2pPpp1n/2P5/2NBBP2/PPQ1N1PP/R3K2R b KQ - 0 11 Kotov - Glicoric Zuric...
by tano-urayoan
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is your take on AMD's new processor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3967

Re: What is your take on AMD's new processor?

The key point here is overclocking. The Intel cpu's can overclock reliably to very high rates which dramatically improves their performance. From the reviews I read:"Even though we didn’t spend as much time as we would have liked to on overclocking the FX-8350, it was a joy to work with. By simply ...
by tano-urayoan
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is your take on AMD's new processor?
Replies: 12
Views: 3967

What is your take on AMD's new processor?

http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/DIEP.png http://www.extremetech.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/diep-scaling-piledriver-seb.png "Ultimately Vishera is an easier AMD product to recommend than Zambezi before it. However the areas in which we'd recommend it are limited to those he...
by tano-urayoan
Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: man-machine challenge part II
Replies: 7
Views: 1818

man-machine challenge part II

As part of the The Clericus International Chess Championship 2012 there was a game between 2 priests and the Italian program Satana (what a pun)

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Result is unknown till this moment.
by tano-urayoan
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Boris Spassky abducted!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 3702

Re: Boris Spassky abducted!!!

http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/spassky-on-russian-tv-i-wasnt-abducted "For the first time since he moved back from France to Russia, Boris Spassky has appeared in front of a TV camera and the footage has appeared online. The 10th World Champion is doing reasonably well, and says he was not abduc...
by tano-urayoan
Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Portable WinBoard
Replies: 28
Views: 3444

Re: Portable WinBoard

By the way, how could I add the shogi variant to the portable version?

p.d. The ICS connection is now working, it was either the firewall or antivirus "isolating" the winboard application so just allowing it solved the problem.