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by pilgrimdan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: avoid ...a5
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: avoid ...a5 updated position...

[d]4b1kr/2q3b1/2pR1p1p/4pQp1/p1N2p2/8/PPP3PP/4R2K w - - 0 28 here White chose 28. Rxf6 but Red1 seems to be a better move... 28. Rxf6 Bxf6 29. Qxf6 a3 30. Nxa3 Qg7 31. Qd6 Qd7 32. Qxe5 Bf7 33. Qc3 Kh7 34. Nc4 Bxc4 35. Qxc4 Re8 36. Qc3 Rxe1+ 37. Qxe1 Qd5 38. h3 f3 39. gxf3 Qxf3+ 40. Kh2 Qf4+ 41. Kg2 ...
by pilgrimdan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: avoid ...a5
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

Re: avoid ...a5

here are the moves... [Event ""] [Site ""] [Date "12-7-2014"] [Round ""] [White "6.55.90"] - Chessmaster 9000 setting (positional) [Black "CM16"] - Chessmaster 9000 setting (default) [Result "*"] 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. Bc4 Nc6 5. O-O d6 6. d4 h6 7. Bd2 Bg7 8. Bc3 Bg4 9. Qd3 Nge7 10. Nbd2 K...
by pilgrimdan
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: avoid ...a5
Replies: 9
Views: 1124

avoid ...a5

[d]r2q2kr/p2b1pb1/2p4p/4p1p1/1BN2p2/3Q4/PPP3PP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 20
by pilgrimdan
Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 65 Years Old...
Replies: 24
Views: 3995

Re: 65 Years Old...

Today, february 19, I became a 65 years old guy. So from now on: I can pay half the ticket to see a movie ensurance companies erase me from his rolls pension system in Chile send me a letter telling me how much paltry my pension will be my family insinuate me to write a testament but specially... -...
by pilgrimdan
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Uri's Challenge : TwinFish
Replies: 68
Views: 11751

Re: Uri's Challenge : TwinFish

(...) I just like the concept of property (...) +1 Indeed! Steve +2 +3 I have sent my code to roughly 8-10 people privately over the five years I've worked on Myrddin. One of those ended up cloning it, literally by changing only the engine name. And this was a version that, at the time, was rated m...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 5 underestimated evaluation rules
Replies: 10
Views: 3288

Re: 5 underestimated evaluation rules

I'm probably not the right person to comment on this... but here's my 2 cents... when engines back when were doing only 7-8 ply searches, what you say, would be valid... unfortunately... as programs got to 12-13 ply searches, and beyond, having knowledge is not that important anymore... the ideas yo...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position...
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position

using the other rook... there doesn't seem to be any problem... [d]6k1/3n1ppp/3ppn2/3p4/2PP4/4PN2/rr1N1PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 18 Did you glance at the line from Stockfish in my previous post? The choice of rooks is irrelevant, since Stockfish will exchange rooks immediately in either case, leading to t...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position...
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position

[d]r5k1/3n1ppp/3ppn2/3p4/2PP4/4PN2/Pr1N1PPP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 17 After Rbxa2: [D]r5k1/3n1ppp/3ppn2/3p4/2PP4/4PN2/r2N1PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 18 Stockfish says info depth 41 seldepth 63 score cp 66 nodes 6601576251 nps 9365532 time 704880 multipv 1 pv a1a2 a8a2 c4d5 e6d5 c1c8 d7f8 h2h3 a2a1 g1h2 h7h6 c8c6 f...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position...
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: why do engines not want to play ...Rxa2 in this position

[d]r5k1/3n1ppp/3ppn2/3p4/2PP4/4PN2/Pr1N1PPP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 17 After Rbxa2: [D]r5k1/3n1ppp/3ppn2/3p4/2PP4/4PN2/r2N1PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 18 Stockfish says info depth 41 seldepth 63 score cp 66 nodes 6601576251 nps 9365532 time 704880 multipv 1 pv a1a2 a8a2 c4d5 e6d5 c1c8 d7f8 h2h3 a2a1 g1h2 h7h6 c8c6 f...