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by acase
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 11
Views: 533

Re: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

So...I just played the following 3 2 game against some 2100 type guy on chess.com... [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.03.30"] [Round "?"] [White "BrendanJNorman"] [Black "domino1962"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E90"] [WhiteElo "2258"] [BlackElo "2087"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2020....
by acase
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 4947

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

I mean that creates a plan and develops a main line that leads to something. Not the usual engines we have today. That play chess within a Horizont of search depth. Because Tactics are FAR more important than plans and strategy. If you (or a computer) make a strategical mistake against an opponent ...
by acase
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 4947

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

I mean that creates a plan and develops a main line that leads to something. Not the usual engines we have today. That play chess within a Horizont of search depth. Because Tactics are FAR more important than plans and strategy. If you (or a computer) make a strategical mistake against an opponent ...
by acase
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is this winning or drawing?
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Is this winning or drawing?

[FEN "7q/b1p5/1p1Npkb1/pPP2ppP/P1P5/3B2P1/5P1R/K3R3 w - - 0 1"] 1. hxg6 (1. Nb7) 1. .. Qxh2 * The EPD best move is hxg6. However with 1. .. Qxh2 I didn't see a winning path. If it is drawish, what about 1. Nb7, also drawish? I am pretty sure this is a win here, as the solution from the site that Pe...
by acase
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distance to mate
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Distance to mate

Sorry, I misplaced the knight on the chessboard. :oops: This is the correct one: 1N6/8/K7/3k4/3p3B/p7/2PP4/8 w - - 0 1 And with the corrected position Stockfish sees a mate in 23: FEN: 1N6/8/K7/3k4/3p3B/p7/2PP4/8 w - - 0 1 Stockfish_20030407_x64_bmi2: 1/1 00:00 435 218k +8.61 1.Nb8-d7 2/2 00:00 2k ...
by acase
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Distance to mate
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Distance to mate

What is the shortest distance to mate? I found it in 23 moves, with my modest engine, but I'm not sure. Kubbel, 1922 2N5/8/K7/3k4/3p3B/p7/2PP4/8 w - - 0 0 My Stockfish is showing a mate in 18 from the position with the misplaced knight FEN: 2N5/8/K7/3k4/3p3B/p7/2PP4/8 w - - 0 1 Stockfish_20030407_x...
by acase
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 14
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Re: Mate in 14

Fire 7.1 finds the following checkmate in 14 moves: 8/8/5N2/8/3K1N1p/1p3knR/1Pp2prb/n1B2b1B w - - 6 1 Fire 7.1 x64 popcnt: 46 12:21 20.312.199.507 27.408.324 +M14 1.Ke5 Bg1 2.Ng8 Kg4 3.Nh6+ Kf3 4.Nf5 Bh2 5.Ne3 Bg1 6.Nxf1 Kg4 7.Bxg2 Kg5 8.Ke6 Bh2 9.Rxh2 Kh6 10.Nxg3 Kg7 11.Rxh4 Kg8 12.Nf5 f1Q 13.Bxf1...
by acase
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 14
Replies: 6
Views: 929

Mate in 14

In this position we have a mate in 14, it's notable that black can only move his Black square Bishop back and forth on the h2 and g1 squares otherwise the mate comes earlier. This position is from "The Puzzle King" himself, none other than Sam Loyd. The correct moves are 1. Kc5 Bg1 2. Kb6 Bh2 3. Ka7...
by acase
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot

Ok..I thought it might be related to the "Grandmaster" one. Well What happened was Fidelity Bought the rights to the (I'm guessing her) "Grandmaster" and made The "Phantom Challenger" at first which was an almost an exact replica of the "Grandmaster" (except that it had a LCD display and probably a...
by acase
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot
Replies: 3
Views: 557

Re: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot

I just saw this for the first time today, it seems like a cheap version of the square off chess computer. It's quite noisy too.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-NFsDWozew&t=129s This came out WAY BEFORE the Square off chess board was even thought about, and there was a much better one called "Gra...