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

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

Post by S.Taylor » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:43 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote: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.
With the current game, on my computer, it needs reloading for every update. Previous games, i don't know how to access at all.

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

Post by S.Taylor » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:47 pm

Now, its at move 39 game 4. Isn't it disgustingly annoying that White does not move his pawn on c3 to c4, to support the bishop? Is this in order not to make the bishop bad? If so, it is very eccentric!

editing:
It just now did!
But i think it was unnecesary to have avoided it earlier, and instead to have dedicated the whole queen for its protection.

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

Post by brinan » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:00 pm

...anyone else having problems viewing the pgnviewer on the website?
That's a relief. Same thing at my site. Spent some time investigating. Assume now Chess Tempo have a server issue.

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

Post by Albert Silver » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:16 pm

S.Taylor wrote:Now, its at move 39 game 4. Isn't it disgustingly annoying that White does not move his pawn on c3 to c4, to support the bishop? Is this in order not to make the bishop bad? If so, it is very eccentric!

editing:
It just now did!
But i think it was unnecesary to have avoided it earlier, and instead to have dedicated the whole queen for its protection.
I wouldn't get too worked up. Position has been a dead draw for 10 moves now, since move 33-34. Dumb engines will probably play another 20 moves though.
"Tactics are the bricks and sticks that make up a game, but positional play is the architectural blueprint."

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

Post by S.Taylor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:37 am

Martin Thoresen wrote: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.
Now it seems to have stopped completely. It's stuck on move 78 game 4, several hours now.

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

Post by Martin Thoresen » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:20 am

The PGN-viewer is working now.

Game 4 has been restarted due to power issues leading to the broadcast being halted.

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

Post by S.Taylor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:37 am

Martin Thoresen wrote:The PGN-viewer is working now.

Game 4 has been restarted due to power issues leading to the broadcast being halted.
Thanks. It is very interesting. So game 4 was not legitimate?

Rybka looks like it's about 15 elo points better than Houdini. This is a guess.

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

Post by Martin Thoresen » Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:08 am

S.Taylor wrote: Thanks. It is very interesting. So game 4 was not legitimate?

Rybka looks like it's about 15 elo points better than Houdini. This is a guess.
If there was any way to resume halted game in the CB GUI, game 4 would be legit. But unfortunately, if something happens during the game and it's halted, there's no way to resume it from where it stopped. You have to start all over.

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

Post by Albert Silver » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:47 pm

Martin Thoresen wrote:
S.Taylor wrote: Thanks. It is very interesting. So game 4 was not legitimate?

Rybka looks like it's about 15 elo points better than Houdini. This is a guess.
If there was any way to resume halted game in the CB GUI, game 4 would be legit. But unfortunately, if something happens during the game and it's halted, there's no way to resume it from where it stopped. You have to start all over.
Although the decision is yours, it is worth noting that they had been playing a dead drawn position for more than 40 moves. The final position was an opposite colored bishop ending with nothing in it.
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Re: Rybka 4 vs Houdini 1.02 - Long TC Match - LIVE BROADCAST

Post by Rubinus » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:12 pm

Thanks.
But, download games please.

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