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by Master Om
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test position bm Bxh2+
Replies: 23
Views: 1504

Re: Test position bm Bxh2+

Seems SF10 is having difficulty finding Bxh2+! sac on my hardware. r2q1k2/1pb2p1n/1Pp4r/P2p3p/3Pp1p1/2B1P3/4BPPP/1R1Q1RK1 b - - 0 21 Zappa Mexico II x64 [-1.36] d=20 21...Bxh2 22.Kxh2 Qh4 23.Kg1 Ng5 24.Bb4 Kg8 25.Be7 Nh3 26.Kh2 Qxe7 27.Qe1 Ng5 28.Rh1 Rg6 29.g3 Nf3 30.Bxf3 gxf3 31.Rg1 h4 32.g4(0:00:...
by Master Om
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 3855

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

Regarding the sig: "Always Expect the Unexpected" Of course, if you expect it, then it isn't unexpected. It reminds me of the phrase, "Intoleration is a state no tolerant man can tolerate." >Of course, if you expect it, then it isn't unexpected. It means since u can't predict the present u can't pr...
by Master Om
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 3855

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

Houdini can do that too, So can Shredder 13. I still find Zappa mexico II good in suggestions although slow. There's positions quiet enough that Komodo 11 outperforms Houdini 6, though you do need to play with its settings (mainly Contempt, from 100 all the way to -100, but changing Reduction and N...
by Master Om
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 3855

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

What u think I haven't tried? even in quiet positions there are other engines which can find moves. There are many SF flavors which can do it too. If Stockfish flavors can find the best line that means a best line exists and the position isn't quiet enough. I'm specifically talking about positions ...
by Master Om
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 3855

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

Can u show me some situations where Komodo does and SF doesnot ? I am ICCF player and I haven't found any yet. If I posted examples you'd probably take a look at them and say that it's not clear if, or why is Komodo's line better, because this is in quiet positions where there's nothing to do, so t...
by Master Om
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo - is it worth it.
Replies: 34
Views: 3855

Re: Komodo - is it worth it.

Gejsi Marku wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:16 pm
I find Komodo very useful in certain situations. I love the fact it is not a Stockfish like engine.
Can u show me some situations where Komodo does and SF doesnot ?

I am ICCF player and I haven't found any yet.
by Master Om
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tests with kiudee settings and SV-384x30-T60-2900net
Replies: 16
Views: 2081

Re: Tests with kiudee settings and SV-384x30-T60-2900net

Those people wouldn't get good at chess even if they were rich and bought the fastest hardware that they could, they just imagine that if they bought it magic would happen, but there's things money can't buy, and being very good at chess is one of them. You're just being irrational. Of course a lot...
by Master Om
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 97
Views: 14148

Re: The Busted Dutch

Lets play. me black.... Our game ended in a draw. Thanks for the game! I find it very worrying that I haven't been able to find any promising line against the Dutch, I wonder if it refutes 1.d4!? :shock: Anyway Om, I've been looking for an opponent to test the Italian... r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/4p3/2...
by Master Om
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 97
Views: 14148

Re: The Busted Dutch

Lets play. me black.... Our game ended in a draw. Thanks for the game! I find it very worrying that I haven't been able to find any promising line against the Dutch, I wonder if it refutes 1.d4!? :shock: Anyway Om, I've been looking for an opponent to test the Italian... r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/4p3/2...
by Master Om
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Plaskett's Chess Puzzle Solved in ~15 minutes
Replies: 45
Views: 9528

Re: Plaskett's Chess Puzzle Solved in ~15 minutes

Waiting already 6 minutes in depth 33 now without solution, don't know, how long I'll let it run. Stopped after 20 minutes without solution. At least McCain is rather good in Backwarding the lines after the Queen-sac, which isn't so for all engines, even modern ones, neither. E.g. komodo does bette...