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by BeyondCritics
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7

This position was specifically posted by me, because the alleged key move 26.h3 is not a "candidate move" for me, by far not. I understand that not everyone bothers that, so i must apologize for having asked for your time. When stockfish presented 23.h3... to me..., i was shocked, so i choose to inv...
by BeyondCritics
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 67
Views: 2071

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Chessbase India has produced an interview, where Kramnik share his thoughts about Nocastling chess and demonstrates a beautiful Alpha Zero self play game.
by BeyondCritics
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ubuntu Shell file
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Ubuntu Shell file

Depending on what you want, an alias might help, e.g. in your ~/.bashrc : alias cdw='cd ~/my_working_dir' Keep in mind, that bash is always picky about quoting and whitespace. Then do logout/login or type bash if you want to test things and then try cdw on the commandline. Type help alias for short ...
by BeyondCritics
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Advent of Code 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Advent of Code 2019

The Advent of Code programming contest is about to start.
I took part last year for the first time, using C++ but dropped out after having solved anything up to problem 9. :oops:
Well i think some humilating experience is expected, if you indulge in that matters. Maybe you would do way better?
by BeyondCritics
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7

Vinvin wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:38 pm
On recent 16 cores, current SF should find h3 in less than 30 sec.
Why did you post it as a "challenge" ?
I believe you are just a patzer.
If you choose to play the ignorant, this is fine for me.
by BeyondCritics
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Re: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7

The alleged solution was indeed 23.h3! and still i believe this is best. 23.Bd3 comes as a surprise but the leela line looks not convincing to me. Only a pawn with some compensation for black, seems to be between somewhat better and clearly better for white. Still i think it is remarkable that in th...
by BeyondCritics
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7
Replies: 11
Views: 612

Polugaevsky Variation, 10.exf6, 16...Qc7, 16...Bb7

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Bg5 e6 7. f4 b5 8. e5 dxe5 9. fxe5 Qc7 10. exf6 Qe5+ 11. Be2 Qxg5 12. O-O Ra7 13. Qd3 Rd7 14. Ne4 Qe5 15. Nf3 Qc7 16. Qe3 Bb7 17. a4 b4 18. Kh1 Bxe4 19. fxg7 Bxg7 20. Qxe4 Bxb2 21. Rab1 Bc3 22. Ng5 h5 * 1n2k2r/2qr1p2/p3p3/6Np/Pp2Q3/2b5/2P1B1PP/...
by BeyondCritics
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization
Replies: 55
Views: 7669

Re: PGN standard, its improvement and standardization

Principally i endorse your brave efforsts, but it won't work. The most you can hope for, is dying a peacuful dead, without anybody noticing. Why? Because there are a lots of commercial and private vendors who do rely on the pgn standard and if you are succesful in changing that standard -- even in a...
by BeyondCritics
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical Stockfish failure
Replies: 21
Views: 3042

Re: Tactical Stockfish failure

Maybe not a tactical failure. SF just feels liquidating the pieces quickly is not a good continuation. After analyzing, SF wants to maintain pieces and maintan complexity of position. Good thing against humans and weaker engines. Why would you like to simplify quickly into a drawn endgame when you ...
by BeyondCritics
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical Stockfish failure
Replies: 21
Views: 3042

Tactical Stockfish failure

[Event "Cuernavaca Young Masters"] [Site "Cuernavaca"] [Date "2006.02.06"] [Round "4"] [White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C48"] [WhiteElo "2650"] [BlackElo "2638"] [PlyCount "49"] [EventDate "2006.02.03"] [EventType "tourn"] [EventRounds "9...