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by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

It is really too bad that if hardware or even books are limited. Big hardware attracts a tremendous amount of interest ... and while I think hardware makes a difference ... it is by far the least amount of difference ever. I did a tourney where I had Rybka 3 8cores play Naum 4 1core by accident (di...
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

I think David said in his 2nd email that of those that take part, in WCCC, it was spilt 4-4. Since when is a tie between such a limited amount of programmers sufficient ground for changing something fundamental? Richard. Hi Richard, That is an interesting question and surely one to be debated in th...
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

Vincent You are right as far as it goes but I think and am pretty sure that a great many others agree with me that times and opinions have changed. I think what people are interested today is which program plays chess the best on normal hardware, and by that I mean the kind that 90 percet of the pu...
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

Vincent You are right as far as it goes but I think and am pretty sure that a great many others agree with me that times and opinions have changed. I think what people are interested today is which program plays chess the best on normal hardware, and by that I mean the kind that 90 percet of the pu...
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

Vincent You are right as far as it goes but I think and am pretty sure that a great many others agree with me that times and opinions have changed. I think what people are interested today is which program plays chess the best on normal hardware, and by that I mean the kind that 90 percet of the pu...
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

The problem is, we don't care about customers, users or normal chess players. Yes, that is in fact a problem. I think you tell me your opinion, but would for example SMK, who lives from programming and selling chess software, sign this? On the first page of his online shop, he shows the list of Shr...
by Harvey Williamson
Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

diep wrote: I spoke with Marc Uniacke online
I asked Mark about this he says that he has not spoken to you.
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ICGA WCCC prospects ...
Replies: 86
Views: 9187

Re: ICGA WCCC prospects ...

I would even standardize and/or limit the books, but I am afraid that is a too radical proposal. Nevertheless, I wonder why some seem to mistrust their chess software creations so much, that they need to put their hopes in super hardware and super tuned opening books, instead. I don't think that li...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position--too easy for over priced commercials
Replies: 16
Views: 2451

Re: Test Position--too easy for over priced commercials

Score : +1.38
Depth : 15/6
1. Bxh6

Mac Hiarcs 12.1 on my laptop takes 1 minute 10 seconds not bad for an under-priced commercial :wink:

next ply after 2 mins:

Score : +5.95
Depth : 16/1
1. Bxh6 gxh6 2. Rf7 Kh8 3. Rd1 Rc8 4. Rxd8 Rcxd8 5. Bxa4