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by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: I don't want to give up
Replies: 35
Views: 1498

Re: I don't want to give up

When did "giving up" become an option? :wink:
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

Let's see if we can get to a conclusion we can agree on: * proving the starting position of a large n*n board is a draw is not possible with today's maths and technology * proving the starting position on a standard 8*8 board is drawn is close to impossible with today's maths and technology, but wit...
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Revolutionary chess position
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: Revolutionary chess position

chrisw wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:51 pm
And I wonder if the great man is playing it, or observing?

Without doubt, observing.
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

Do you mind trying to explain the psychology behind your views? i.e. what convinces you that you even understand papers in an area you have no training in, let alone can find fatal mistakes in them? There was a time when knowledge was the preserve of the high priests. That time has gone. Reduction ...
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

Name a claim. The flawed, and highly obfuscated, chess-specific paper states: We will show that a natural generalization of chess to nxn boards is complete in exponential time, the first such result for a "real" game. This implies that for any k ~ l , there are infinitely many positions ~ such that...
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

What am I completely wrong about? Your claims about the paper that was linked (e.g. that it is wrong and you can point out where). Sheesh, you're not still going to claim you were right about that, are you? Yes. The paper makes bigger claims than the paper it references and depends upon. Therefore,...
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Chess experiment

Over 3.000 Kortchnoi games are available for us. Enough material!! No. 3000 games at, say, 50 moves per game is a sample size of 50*3000 = 1.5e5 positions. I've never seen an estimate of the number of possible positions lower than 10^40. So 3000 games doesn't tell us enough about how he would have ...
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

jp wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:42 am
It's long overdue that you at least prove one of your statements correct by admitting that you were completely wrong.

What am I completely wrong about?
by towforce
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

But basically all you are doing is hoping that 8x8 chess or the initial position is "special", even if you do not actually understand that, and there is still absolutely no good reason to believe that 8x8 chess or the initial position is special. There is also the possibility that the 8*8 starting ...
by towforce
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 14069

Re: Chess solved?

[Page 2: it is clearly stated that the purpose of the report is to show that the games discussed are complete in exponential time with respect to EFFICIENT REDUCIBILTY . Using roughly the method the paper uses, off the top of my head, I would guess that Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT) has complexity of...