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by BrendanJNorman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

Wow … a gem of a game indeed! Incredible how forceful that bishop pin was. Even with a Queen and two rooks and what looked like an exposed King … yet it seemed that it was impossible to untangle. Probably somewhere at some time, material had to be returned. I can't but imagine how a human would hav...
by BrendanJNorman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

Dann Corbit wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:24 am
By this measure, neither the Evergreen game nor the Immortal game is beautiful.
It seems like you are a chess player who uses engines to explore his passion, rather than an I.T nerd who uses chess to explore his passion.

We seem to be rare on this site. ;)
by BrendanJNorman
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

Problem is you look at this a chess coach and think you should be able to understand. That's just arrogance. No. What is arrogance, is your typical manner of wading into threads preset with a combative and condescending tone. What is arrogance, is presuming to know what I am thinking. What is arrog...
by BrendanJNorman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

What makes it a "blunder"? Stockfish's change in eval? Can you explain in plain language why it is a blunder? I can't and I'm a chess coach. :) No I cannot explain that clearly and this would transform this initially beautiful game thread in an horrible trolling place. I'm not good at chess at all ...
by BrendanJNorman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Re: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

I ran a tourney, Minic versus itself from position where Ethereal blunder [d] 4r1k1/1p3p1p/3Q2p1/4b1P1/3R3P/1P6/p3r3/K2R4 w - - 5 50 at very fast TC (10s+0.25) to create engine weakness Not converged but Score of minic_dev vs minic_dev: 12 - 9 - 29 [0.530] 50 Elo difference: 21.3 +/- 64.3, LOS: 74....
by BrendanJNorman
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)
Replies: 103
Views: 9621

Ethereal 12 (3400) loses to God! (Most Amazing Game I've Seen)

I have been studying and playing chess seriously for 20 years, and in all this time, I have NEVER seen a game like this. I have been very impressed with Ethereal 12, it is very, very strong and now with a more refined positional style to boot. But the way Lc0, even on my very weak hardware (laptop w...
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Re: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

...Personally I like 15.Ndb5 the best because it looks like you're using tactics to achieve a strategical goal. Thanks. Yes, actually, I am one of those strange people who studies the games of engines to improve my own OTB play. I have always been a fan of Lance Perkins' Thinker program, which main...
by BrendanJNorman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Re: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

Thanks for all of the analysis guys. Very interesting to see what *much* more powerful hardware shows in the critical position. :wink:
by BrendanJNorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Re: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

It's a good move , 2nd best move out of 46. Qf2 is better. It improved your game, not sure if I would call it winning - but certainly a move to be proud of. Thanks Mike. Yeah I seen that Ethereal 12 prefers Qf2, but I think this move is very hard for humans to understand. The idea is to keep the id...
by BrendanJNorman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 1286

Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

So...I just played the following 3 2 game against some 2100 type guy on chess.com... [Event "Live Chess"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.03.30"] [Round "?"] [White "BrendanJNorman"] [Black "domino1962"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E90"] [WhiteElo "2258"] [BlackElo "2087"] [PlyCount "71"] [EventDate "2020.?...