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To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:33 pm

Yes
5
50%
Yes, by forfeit when program crashed
1
10%
Yes, with assistance of another program
0
No votes
No
1
10%
No, and I'm not even going to try
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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sje
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To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Post by sje » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:33 pm

To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Tony Thomas

Re: To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Post by Tony Thomas » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:17 pm

I am not a programmer, but I know that Nicolai Czempin did play against his program and managed to win. Since he no longer posts, I thought I should mention it.

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Re: To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Post by CRoberson » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:32 pm

I've beaten both Telepath and NoonianChess - especially in the
early development stages. Then again in the later stages, but that
was due to bugs. Fun way to find a bug or prove its existance - I can
win.

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Re: To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Post by Ross Boyd » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:57 am

I managed a draw once by avoiding tactics and simplifying to a R and P ending - but - to actually win, its just not going to happen.

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Re: To authors: Have you ever beaten your program?

Post by sje » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:58 am

I've played Symbolic a few times. I usually drop a piece in the first twenty moves or so and after that it's too discouraging to continue the game.

Maybe if I built a robot arm for the program then things would be more interesting, as I much prefer using real wood and not phosphors.

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