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by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
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Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

ologist wrote: Wow... I will even bet that I can beat it 3 times in a row. haha
Ok... after thinking twice about it, I think anybody could do it - always. You know how. :roll: The challenge would make sense only if it's done in public, with audience and anti-cheat control.
by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
Views: 123023

Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

ologist wrote: All you have to do it trade to queen for 2 pieces and destroy it.
You don't seem to have any idea what Rybka is, and can do.

Try it, and report back later :D but not on a 386, ok? I assume you know how to get PGN with complete calculation infos, to post here. No takebacks.
by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
Views: 123023

Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

Man, you can't be serious with this post. You too seem to read something which I have not written. I only recommend, never say never. I wouldn't bet my life on it that you can win against Rybka giving queen odds. But it's good to be self-confident as long as the risk is not too big. It seems to me ...
by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
Views: 123023

Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

My opinion is that it is even impossible to do it without a knight and when you talk about a queen I am simply sure about it. You have seen all these predictions, or claims of the past to turn out wrong, sooner or later. It isn't logical to make another claim of the same type. I didn't claim that i...
by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
Views: 123023

Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

it will never be possible for engines to give GMs queen-odds. Never say never. :roll: It sounds like opinions from the past, like "Chess computers will never reach club player level." After that has turned out wrong: "But a chess program will never beat an IM..." (etc.) Imagine somebody would have ...
by Mike S.
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?
Replies: 54
Views: 123023

Re: so what is a fair GM handicap vs Rybka?

I think, the normal concept of fairness cannot be applied to odds games or to clock handicap games, anyway. Also, I dislike the idea of "old" hardware... The "Chess: Man vs. Machine" topic adresses people interested in chess, up-to-date chess software and up-to-date computers. Another idea would be ...