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Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:39 am
by S.Taylor
However, I'm not at all sure if (at game 2 move 53), black, with the 2 bishops, is winning anything. It's been going on for some moves now, and he is at a 2-pawn deficit.

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:54 am
by S.Taylor
Albert Silver wrote:
S.Taylor wrote:If 18...Rg8 is NOT a book move, AND Houdini does not lose (and fully equalizes), then I will say that Houdini is great!

(actually, on further examination, i'm wondering if 18...Rg8 was actually a regretable concession, and the mistakes were earlier).
The game score shows they were thinking after move 4.
Are the first few moves made in advance (with both having the same with both colours), and opening books switched off after that?

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:16 pm
by Martin Thoresen
S.Taylor wrote: Are the first few moves made in advance (with both having the same with both colours), and opening books switched off after that?
That is correct.

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:35 pm
by S.Taylor
At this point, Game 3 move 34, does Houdini know what it is doing, or doesn't it?

There was some very strange play!

Something very brilliant, perhaps?

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:39 pm
by S.Taylor
Wow! 36.B:h5.
We will soon see who knew what it was doing!

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:03 pm
by S.Taylor
Yes, that was a disgusting show from Houdini! Rybka seems to have had the last word.
If Houdini didn't know what it was doing, then why did it do all that?

I don't think black can save the game. I'll come baxk later to see what's happening in game 4.

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:18 pm
by Martin Thoresen
S.Taylor wrote: If Houdini didn't know what it was doing, then why did it do all that?
I guess the point here is that it thought it knew what it was doing. :)

Rybka 2.0
Houdini 1.0

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:50 pm
by brinan
Just to say thanks for putting such a match together and making it readily accessible.

Length, time control, processing power, engines all make this a heavyweight event.

I'll take a stab and say 26-22 to Rybka.

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:43 pm
by Tomcass
Very interesting match, Martin. Thanks!!

My forecast:

Very close to 50% each with no less than 80% draws.

Tom.

Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:30 pm
by Martin Thoresen
Thanks!

By the way, anyone else having problems viewing the pgnviewer on the website? I don't understand, it stopped working all of a sudden.