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by DaveKitt
Sat May 05, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Fern, I do agree, the new PC programs really aren't much fun to play against because there is just no chance, and not really a chance to understand why you are losing. I have just been running the old set of 11 Nolot very tough problems on Stockfish. Stockfish solves all (except pos #9, in which Sto...
by DaveKitt
Thu May 03, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

At this time I would doubt it. Appreciate your enjoying the play style of my programs, goal was always to give a good game, not necessarily the 'best' game.
Dave
by DaveKitt
Wed May 02, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Thanks Tom! Glad to know that you had fun w/Supper Constellation. Also that it still works after all these years!
Dave
by DaveKitt
Wed May 02, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

That was a mistake, he should have been mentioned w/WChess.
by DaveKitt
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Daniel, Yep, that was one of my all time favorites. Especially since during the game the commentary early on was that WChess was in lots of trouble and around move 17 I'm saying I think it will sac the 'd' pawn realizing the bind that is developing and Deep Blue team is saying no way, nothing showin...
by DaveKitt
Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Ed, too funny! I need to be careful or I'll require membership in CCAA. Your programs did very well. I think it was just real luck and good timing that I got in so early with 'the big boys'.

Best, dave
by DaveKitt
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Fern, ah yes, but my recurring virus has been trying to improve my sorely lacking golf swing, which has many advantages over programming in I can pursue that activity outdoors! ;-) However, I must say all this posting has gotten me curious enough to take a look at some of the open sources out there....
by DaveKitt
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Steve, I don't know if such a module was released. We did put a module together of great classic games. If memory serves (always questionable!) we had Jack Peters who was the LA Times chess columnist select and provide the games. I believe there was a socket for this and I recall testing the module,...
by DaveKitt
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

Nice! Thanks for being so supportive of the Novag products! I still have a robot adversary, but unfortunately I tried to run it several years ago and it was quite dead. Sorry the Savant stopped working, it was a cool product. At the time (before laptops) it had the largest LCD in production. For the...
by DaveKitt
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 85
Views: 50247

Re: Hello all

An idea for someone to try. Quite a few of my programs had both ply 1 move bonuses/penalties and PVT bonus/penalties. I spent a lot of time trying to move the PVT values deeper into the search w/out much success. Never tried that with the PSH though, might work, could have then played to actually ac...