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by lkaufman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

The computer has to play the white pieces ?. The question is whether Two Pawns + Move is too much against Nakamura !? Dragon played a bunch of games at this time control with a kid rated about 2500 on chess.com blitz at two pawns and move (the same four pairs of pawns as in this match). Dragon came...
by lkaufman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

What I've consistently observed is that humans always do better taking handicaps from top engines than similarly rated engines do. Maybe it's because they have a better understanding of simplifying when ahead, or just that they know to respect the opponent and avoid anything unclear. I have been se...
by lkaufman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

My personal feeling: human computer era ended around 2005 when SMP Rybka was released. Handicap matches are not interesting. I would like to see non handicap games against GM's even if the engines win every game. Note that I am not sure that they can win every game with black and maybe humans can f...
by lkaufman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

Humans know that when they are ahead all they need to do is force to trade pieces, whereas Programs do NOT; You are wrong. And btw. Why do you SHOUT ? Sorry it is easier for me to read, but If I am wrong please let me know a program that once it is ahead, immediately start trading pieces down, now ...
by lkaufman
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

Dragon vs. my son Ray was drawn 2 to 2 at knight odds, same tc as the Naka match. So if the difference in the odds offsets the strength difference between Naka and Ray, the Dragon vs Naka match should be close. It should be noted that standard Dragon lost 1.5 to 0.5 to Ray, while MCTS Dragon won by ...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

Ray won the first game. Dragon played well enough to recover two pawns by the time the endgame was reached, but the endgame with two pawns for the bishop was still easily won for Ray. Knight odds is a lot. Game two underway.
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

What I've consistently observed is that humans always do better taking handicaps from top engines than similarly rated engines do. Maybe it's because they have a better understanding of simplifying when ahead, or just that they know to respect the opponent and avoid anything unclear. I have been se...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

What I've consistently observed is that humans always do better taking handicaps from top engines than similarly rated engines do. Maybe it's because they have a better understanding of simplifying when ahead, or just that they know to respect the opponent and avoid anything unclear. I have been se...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

What I've consistently observed is that humans always do better taking handicaps from top engines than similarly rated engines do. Maybe it's because they have a better understanding of simplifying when ahead, or just that they know to respect the opponent and avoid anything unclear. I have been se...
by lkaufman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3559

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

What I've consistently observed is that humans always do better taking handicaps from top engines than similarly rated engines do. Maybe it's because they have a better understanding of simplifying when ahead, or just that they know to respect the opponent and avoid anything unclear. I have been sea...