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  1. 31 Jul '12 16:42
    Being a nerd I have set up a little league where I play against all the computers and programmes that I own, along with some retro software such as acornsoft chess It's split into 3 divisions (soon to grow to four) I'm in the second division, and we're in the second season. The games are even rated under an ELO system. The tedious bit is playing the computers and programmes against each other, it's just sooooo boring. It occured to me, that this might be just your thing, especially as there must be more than one engine user on here, so you're probably quite often in a pair, playing computer against computer. I don't see what you get out of it, but then I don't see what my girlfriends family get out of watching formula 1, seems to me they could just stand on a motorway flyover and have the same thing going for them.

    Anyway, I'm accepting applications for the position of computer representative in my "Man vs Machine" league, please feel free to contribute to tis thread, saying why you would be the best for the job.

    And if anyone is interested in the ELO ratings the machines and programmes get in this tournament, or in league positions, or my games vs the machines, let me know, I'll add them to the thread.
  2. 31 Jul '12 17:12
    Here's whats in the league atm
    Novag Obsidian,
    PSP Chessmaster,
    Novag Mentor 16,
    A crippled Fritz 5,
    GNU Chess,
    Novag Solo,
    Chess Titans,
    Me,
    Tojo Chess for Android,
    Blackberry Free Chess,
    Win Chen,
    Acornsoft Chess.

    I have fritz 13 to start in division 3 and a Novag Secondo, Gameboy Advance Chessmaster, and Dragon32 Chess to create a fourth division next season.
  3. 31 Jul '12 17:24
    so you're expecting engine users to actually apply here?in public?!?

    GOOD LUCK!

    Btw,can't you just gather all the engines in 1 interface and let them compete automatically?
    I mean,without you even having to be present.
  4. 31 Jul '12 17:27
    No, most of them are either dedicated chess computers or emulators, no way to communicate together, which is a shame. It would be great if i could do that. And the invite to engine users was tounge in cheek ;-)
  5. 31 Jul '12 17:29
    "...but then I don't see what my girlfriends family get out of watching formula 1."

    I don't believe you have a girlfriend.
    Anybody who runs a league with chess computers playing each other
    does not have a girlfriend......They need a girlfiend,
  6. 31 Jul '12 17:32
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "...but then I don't see what my girlfriends family get out of watching formula 1."

    I don't believe you have a girlfriend.
    Anybody who runs a league with chess computers playing each other
    does not have a girlfriend......They need a girlfiend,
    :'(
  7. 31 Jul '12 17:33
    It's how she knows I won't get off with another woman, She's the only one who'll bear me
  8. 31 Jul '12 17:36
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    "...but then I don't see what my girlfriends family get out of watching formula 1."

    I don't believe you have a girlfriend.
    Anybody who runs a league with chess computers playing each other
    does not have a girlfriend......They need a girlfiend,
    It's called "the man vs machine league"
    It has RETRO software in it
    It's chess related
    it involves tables and fixtures.

    Thanks Christ I have an amazing tounge!
  9. 31 Jul '12 17:47
    You have them in Divisions playing each other (now it's up to 4 divisions).

    Why not have a Knock Out Cup.
    Think of the fun you can have doing the draw.

    You write the name of each computer on a ping-pong ball.
    Put them in your washing machine, set the machine to spin,
    then open and close the door to let the balls out one at a time.
  10. 31 Jul '12 17:48 / 1 edit
    I can get Kevin Keegan and Brian Jacks to do the draw.
  11. Standard member gambit05
    Mad Murdock
    31 Jul '12 18:11
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    I can get Kevin Keegan and Brian Jacks to do the draw.
    I am interested.
  12. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    31 Jul '12 18:19
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    Here's whats in the league atm
    Novag Obsidian,
    PSP Chessmaster,
    Novag Mentor 16,
    A crippled Fritz 5,
    GNU Chess,
    Novag Solo,
    Chess Titans,
    Me,
    Tojo Chess for Android,
    Blackberry Free Chess,
    Win Chen,
    Acornsoft Chess.

    I have fritz 13 to start in division 3 and a Novag Secondo, Gameboy Advance Chessmaster, and Dragon32 Chess to create a fourth division next season.
    Ah, Acornsoft Chess.

    The memories.

    Um, most of my memories of that program involve it taking days to move, even on easy level.
  13. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    31 Jul '12 18:21
    Originally posted by Dewi Jones
    I can get Kevin Keegan and Brian Jacks to do the draw.
    Isn't Brian Jacks the Judoka who was king of Superstars?
  14. 31 Jul '12 18:30
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    You have them in Divisions playing each other (now it's up to 4 divisions).

    Why not have a Knock Out Cup.
    Think of the fun you can have doing the draw.

    You write the name of each computer on a ping-pong ball.
    Put them in your washing machine, set the machine to spin,
    then open and close the door to let the balls out one at a time.
    This gave me a much needed laugh out loud. Literally!
    Thanks for that.
  15. 31 Jul '12 18:30
    The very same, he's doing the draw for the Carbon Silicon Cup. It's live on radio 4 long wave, where they put all the insufferably boring sports apart from golf.