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  1. 22 Dec '05 13:49
    Hi. Does anybody have any idea what the average rating is on RHP? (excluding provisional players)

    If not, how would I find out? Is there an easy way to get a good estimate?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Skims
  2. Standard member ark13
    Enola Straight
    22 Dec '05 16:21
    Originally posted by skims
    Hi. Does anybody have any idea what the average rating is on RHP? (excluding provisional players)

    If not, how would I find out? Is there an easy way to get a good estimate?

    Thanks for your help in advance.

    Skims
    The median rating has been determined by several to be about 1290.
  3. 22 Dec '05 20:01
    yes i do it is 3000
  4. 22 Dec '05 21:13
    Originally posted by theblackpawn
    yes i do it is 3000
    3000??? Last time I heard, only Hydra had that high of a rating.
  5. 22 Dec '05 23:50
    3200 performance rating for Anand + a chess program.

    They had GM + chess program vs Gm + chess program.

    You could only use the chess program 3 times during the whole game, and the game had a time of game in 120 min or something similar.
  6. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    23 Dec '05 00:04
    Originally posted by powershaker
    3000??? Last time I heard, only Hydra had that high of a rating.
    Hydra doesn't have a rating.
  7. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    23 Dec '05 01:57
    Originally posted by powershaker
    3000??? Last time I heard, only Hydra had that high of a rating.
    Estimated playing strength to be over 3000
  8. 23 Dec '05 02:16
    what's/who's hydra, i know that probably a dumb question, o well....
  9. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    23 Dec '05 02:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by alexstclaire
    what's/who's hydra, i know that probably a dumb question, o well....
    Hydra which lived in the swamps near to the ancient city of Lerna in Argolis, was a terrifying monster which like the Nemean lion was the offspring of Echidna (half maiden - half serpent), and Typhon (had 100 heads), but that aside he was a cracking chess player.
  10. 23 Dec '05 02:25
    Originally posted by leestatic
    Hydra which lived in the swamps near to the ancient city of Lerna in Argolis, was a terrifying monster which like the Nemean lion was the offspring of Echidna (half maiden - half serpent), and Typhon (had 100 heads), but that aside he was a cracking chess player.
    man i should have known that
  11. Standard member TippedKing
    Blunder Grandmaster
    23 Dec '05 02:36
    Though the sites appear to be down at the moment, information about Hydra used to be (and may be again) available at:

    http://www.hydrachess.com

    Information about the tournament where it slaughtered Michael Adams was available at:

    http://tournament.hydrachess.com

    In short, Hydra is a chess engine that runs on 32 HP DL380 Xeon servers. For the tournament it only used 16 of the servers, but the gist is they run in parallel and is alleged to be the most powerful chess engine in the world. It has never been defeated by a human (though it has been drawn against).
  12. Standard member leestatic
    Hristos voskrese
    23 Dec '05 02:43
    Originally posted by TippedKing
    Though the sites appear to be down at the moment, information about Hydra used to be (and may be again) available at:

    http://www.hydrachess.com

    Information about the tournament where it slaughtered Michael Adams was available at:

    http://tournament.hydrachess.com

    In short, Hydra is a chess engine that runs on 32 HP DL380 Xeon servers. For the ...[text shortened]... engine in the world. It has never been defeated by a human (though it has been drawn against).
    International Grandmaster Arno Nickel beat Hydra in a two-game correspondence match lasting six months but he had program help.
  13. 23 Dec '05 02:52
    Originally posted by leestatic
    International Grandmaster Arno Nickel beat Hydra in a two-game correspondence match lasting six months but he had program help.
    thats awsome, i HATE when computers beat humans, it depresses me.....whats an international grandmaster?
  14. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    24 Dec '05 02:45
    Originally posted by leestatic
    International Grandmaster Arno Nickel beat Hydra in a two-game correspondence match lasting six months but he had program help.
    Yes. That's right. But there are different versions of Hydra. When it comes out on retail (and I don't know when it will), undoubtably it won't be nearly as strong. Nickel played the Chimera version. Adams lost 4 1/2 - 1/2 OTB to Hydra Scylla, a stronger version, I believe.

    Here are the Nickel- Hydra matches if anyone's interested:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1339073
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1339074

    And an excellent website on the matter by Nickel:
    http://www.correspondencechess.com/campbell/interviews/n050620.htm
  15. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    24 Dec '05 02:56 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by TippedKing
    It has never been defeated by a human (though it has been drawn against).
    That's not actually correct. There is a Correspondence GM who beat it in a correspondence game. I read about it on chessbase but i forget the GM in question... I believe he was using computer assistance though...

    EDIT: Looks like i'm not the only one ^