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by lkaufman
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Maybe he is the best at thinking for himself in the opening, but in normal chess you can't make your opponents do that except by playing inferior moves yourself. I find that so weird, specially after analyzing some random FRC position and seeing some were worse than some weird opening moves. If any...
by lkaufman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Auto/Tactical analysis with Komodo MTCS
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Auto/Tactical analysis with Komodo MTCS

Chessbase has a 'Tactical Analysis' feature. While one would think about any engine would work as good as another as features seem to be preset, I am wondering how Komodo MTCS would fare vs say Komodo regular as concerns their analysis of an existing game. I ask because when you set Tactical Analys...
by lkaufman
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

I wonder if Wesley So could perform like this at chess if he improved his repertoire, I doubt the positions in FRC were so alien that he couldn't put someone else in a similar situation. Otherwise, FRC could be much more different from chess than we think. Maybe he is the best at thinking for himse...
by lkaufman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

So Wesley So becomes the World champion by an incredible score of 13.5 to 2.5 over Magnus Carlsen. It seems that MC went berserk once he fell behind trying to win at all costs, but this is quite unnecessary with FRC. There is no danger of the opponent reaching an easy draw by opening preparation. If...
by lkaufman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Looks like we'll have an American World FRC Champion; Wesley So is up 10.5 to 1.5, with 12.5 needed for the title. Anything more than one draw in the four rapid games plus one draw in the blitz gives him the title.
by lkaufman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

So is the Komodo S-Chess project completely abandoned? I recommend this website for popular chess variants. https://pychess-variants.herokuapp.com/ I believe that Frank Camaratta has the rights to it, he paid for its development. If he is motivated to do something with it, he should still have the ...
by lkaufman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Well, there is some truth to this, but if there weren't a lot of people watching these FRC top-level events, sponsorship would dry up. With a draw rate of 92% in the last two title matches (excluding the rapid playoffs), how appealing can it be for a business to sponsor the next standard world cham...
by lkaufman
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Sounds like people with money got to decide what game would replace chess. Well, there is some truth to this, but if there weren't a lot of people watching these FRC top-level events, sponsorship would dry up. With a draw rate of 92% in the last two title matches (excluding the rapid playoffs), how...
by lkaufman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Wesley So won a fantastic second game today (after first was drawn) so now leads 4.5 to 1.5, the slow games counting triple. The event so far is a huge boost for frc.
by lkaufman
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 6673

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

So what's the consensus towards Kb1 and Rc1 castling on the queenside? It's probably a slightly improved version, but the difference from normal chess isn't enough to convince the chess world to switch. If we hope to have millions of chess players adopt a new variant, it must solve major problems t...