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by towforce
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opening: Can White Get A Sustainable Advantage?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Opening: Can White Get A Sustainable Advantage?

My question relates to whether chess is a win for white or a draw, As of today, loss for white cannot theoretically be excluded (for instance, because of zugzwangs)... While it's not possible to PROVE that chess is not a win for black, IMO it can be safely discounted. With such a large game tree, t...
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opening: Can White Get A Sustainable Advantage?
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Opening: Can White Get A Sustainable Advantage?

At a chess tournament, every entrant has to ensure that their opening moves will not be known to their opponents. In the 1990s, there were cases of opening books in commercial engines being written against other specific commercial engines as far as move 19 to ensure that they'd win in ratings games...
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 19581

Re: The wiki article

After using a capacitive touchscreen, you'll never want to return to using a resistive/stylus screen I've read some very good reviews about some resistive screens (for example, some people have been VERY impressed with the Flytouch resistive screen input, apparently only needing the lightest of tou...
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 19581

Re: In production

In India, a tablet computer is on offer for $35 (£23) - which is more useful IMHO because, having peripherals (touchscreen) means that it's ready to use out of the box. Yes, but that's a subsidized model... 7" tablet computers seem to start from around $58 (£38) - link . The model at the top of the...
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 19581

Re: In production

In India, a tablet computer is on offer for $35 (£23) - which is more useful IMHO because, having peripherals (touchscreen) means that it's ready to use out of the box.

. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15180831 .

Certainly puts the price of the iPad 2 to shame!!!
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Well Its been 3 days since Rajlich has been taking questions
Replies: 34
Views: 4586

Re: My open letter to a CCC mod !

A motto : "Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi" OT: is that Latin? Google translates it as: "That, although it is not permitted to Jupiter's ox" - link . Not, it means that what Jupiter is allowed to do, the ox can't do. It comes from the fact that Jupiter often turned into an ox to seduce Earth women (...
by towforce
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Well Its been 3 days since Rajlich has been taking questions
Replies: 34
Views: 4586

Re: My open letter to a CCC mod !

Sylwy wrote:A motto :
"Quod licet Jovi non licet bovi"
OT: is that Latin? Google translates it as: "That, although it is not permitted to Jupiter's ox" - link.
by towforce
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How long it will take a Super Computer to solve chess?
Replies: 32
Views: 5600

Re: How long it will take a Super Computer to solve chess?

and from time to time polynomial-time solutions are found to puzzles that had previously been assumed to be NP-Hard (given that it has been solved to 85,900 cities, a search space of 85,900!=9.6e386,526 possible solutions, is possible to make a case that the travelling salesman problem falls into t...
by towforce
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Top 100 to 1000 closed positions of all time
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Top 100 to 1000 closed positions of all time

jplchess wrote:...we could have a database of the most common closed positions of all time in order to learn how to deal with master draws.
What would "dealing" with a closed position entail? What would you be trying to optimise?