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by pilgrimdan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples

Spike 1.2 MP (2 core) confirms Topalovs 18.Rxe4 !! as best move. FEN: 1rbq1rk1/p3bppp/2p5/1pPp4/3Pn3/1PB2NP1/P4PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 3 18 Spike 1.2 MP: (Intel Q6600 - 2,4 Ghz) 24 1:10:12 7.661.495.757 1.818.793 +0,34 Te1xe4 d5xe4 Sf3e5 Dd8d5 Dd1e1 Lc8f5 f2f3 e4e3 De1xe3 f7f6 Se5xc6 Dd5xc6 De3xe7 Tb8b7 ...
by pilgrimdan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples

Spike 1.2 MP (2 core) confirms Topalovs 18.Rxe4 !! as best move. FEN: 1rbq1rk1/p3bppp/2p5/1pPp4/3Pn3/1PB2NP1/P4PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 3 18 Spike 1.2 MP: (Intel Q6600 - 2,4 Ghz) 24 1:10:12 7.661.495.757 1.818.793 +0,34 Te1xe4 d5xe4 Sf3e5 Dd8d5 Dd1e1 Lc8f5 f2f3 e4e3 De1xe3 f7f6 Se5xc6 Dd5xc6 De3xe7 Tb8b7 ...
by pilgrimdan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples

Ask programmers that are strong chess players. What minimum rating do you have in mind? FIDE master. AFAIK, there is 4 chess programmers that fit in: you, Vasik, Vincent and Miguel. Interesting to hear your opinion on the matter. Regards, Geno I'm not a FM, so feel free to ignore my comments below ...
by pilgrimdan
Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples
Replies: 105
Views: 15296

Re: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples

Spike 1.2 MP (2 core) confirms Topalovs 18.Rxe4 !! as best move. FEN: 1rbq1rk1/p3bppp/2p5/1pPp4/3Pn3/1PB2NP1/P4PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 3 18 Spike 1.2 MP: (Intel Q6600 - 2,4 Ghz) 0 00:00 0 0 -0,29 1 00:00 181 0 -0,23 Lc3b4 1 00:00 215 0 -0,23 Lc3b4 2 00:00 267 0 -0,58 Lc3b4 Lc8g4 2 00:00 360 0 -0,58 Lc3b4...
by pilgrimdan
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.
Replies: 39
Views: 4450

Re: Rxd7! Looks like a nice positional sac.

Both engines running with 4-Gb hash, all evals given from white's POV. [D] r2q1r1k/3nbppp/p7/3RpP2/Pp2P3/1PN1Q3/1P5P/1K3BR1 w - - 0 19 Ivanhoe 9.46h Analysis 29 08:26 5 361 661 963 10 613 000 +0,21 Nc3-b5 Be7-c5 Rd5xc5 Nd7xc5 Qe3xc5 Qd8-d1+ Kb1-a2 a6xb5 Bf1xb5 Qd1-d4 Qc5xd4 e5xd4 Ka2-b1 g7-g6 f5-f6...
by pilgrimdan
Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Software no more...
Replies: 26
Views: 6311

Re: Software no more...

I finally got tired of being defeated by almost any current chess engine and so i will not, ever, play one again, even less to purchase extra stuff. Instead I am playing my old dedicated units, which I do with great pleasure. It is not only that I have a reasonable chance to win, but they are prett...
by pilgrimdan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC Paderborn 1999
Replies: 19
Views: 3262

Re: WCCC Paderborn 1999

Rebel wrote:Found some old stuff on my HD, thought I would share. Lots of known faces. Quality as one can expect from that year. Camera man was Marcus Kaestner IIRC.

http://www.top-5000.nl/Paderborn_1999_1.mp4
http://www.top-5000.nl/Paderborn_1999_2.mp4

Enjoy.
good stuff Ed...

thanks
by pilgrimdan
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is your interest in Computer Chess?
Replies: 42
Views: 5068

Re: What is your interest in Computer Chess?

To clarify: Playing against the engine is considered preparation. Analysing your own games or those of your opponents is also preparation, unless you make such a fine job that you find a novelty. Setting up your engine for automatic play (either locally or in a chess server) would be option 4 or 5,...
by pilgrimdan
Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kid used Fritz instead of eNotate and cheated
Replies: 25
Views: 3911

Re: Kid used Fritz instead of eNotate and cheated

I'm afraid it's only a matter of time before people gradually dispute whether programs should be allowed to "help" human players in tournaments. I know this sounds terribly cynical, but the threshold for what is fair keeps moving away from people who work hard to accomplish things. Someone is going...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Interview
Replies: 1
Views: 808

Re: Magnus Carlsen Interview

Article What does he think about computer chess? Carlsen: "I’ve never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn’t use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obvi...