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by JohnW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ratings for chess computers
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Ratings for chess computers

Hi, a good place is the SSDF. I collected around 22.000 games and have my own rating list (most of the games are chess computers vs. humans). I think SSDF is in the near with the ratings I produced vs. human players (around -30 Elo). Differences between the chess computers are fully OK. Another ver...
by JohnW
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ratings for chess computers
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Ratings for chess computers

Anyone know of a good place to see ratings for old chess computers like the ones from Mephisto, Fidelity, Novag and Saitek?

Thank you,

John
by JohnW
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!

Not surprised, but as far as I can see this is still human chess. I will never grasp the appeal at watching (or playing) a stronger human opponent. When I play, I want someone around my level. When I kibitz, I want there to be as close to no mistakes being made as possible (humanly or otherwise). T...
by JohnW
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Gui's that annotate?
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Gui's that annotate?

I enjoy reading Chess Life articles and books that contain annotated chess games. For a while now Fritz has had a feature to analyze and annotate a game but the annotation is pretty limited. Is there any software that does it better? I can't say I have noticed any improvement with Fritz. I am sure i...
by JohnW
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 39
Views: 8860

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

I am hoping it isn't but I am not buying one until I see customers posting videos.
by JohnW
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Larry Kaufman
Replies: 37
Views: 8056

Re: Larry Kaufman

I used to LOVE the old Computer Chess Reports that Larry put together. That was back before the internet and it was the only way I could ever hear about current computer chess. I used to devour books on the subject and read the extremely rare chess life article, but it was the Computer Chess Reports...
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1036
Views: 169245

Re: Banksia GUI released

Disregard, it works. I was being stupid and given it 10 minutes per move so I didn't think it was doing anything
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1036
Views: 169245

Re: Banksia GUI released

Is it possible to setup a chess position and have two engines play against each other starting from that position? If not could you consider adding it? I would like to be able to give an old engine knight odds versus a newer engine. Thank you.. Yes and it’s just a quick setup. If you have that posi...
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1036
Views: 169245

Re: Banksia GUI released

Awesome! Thank you!
by JohnW
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1036
Views: 169245

Re: Banksia GUI released

Is it possible to setup a chess position and have two engines play against each other starting from that position? If not could you consider adding it?
I would like to be able to give an old engine knight odds versus a newer engine.

Thank you..