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  1. 26 Feb '12 15:27


    Okay, it's not a big deal, it's just a question of curiosity.

    1. reason
    Black made regular gaps between moves after 3rd, even with the obvious moves...
    2. reason
    Hm, feeling.

    My moves are sometimes - as usual - patzerish, but I had a "strange, cold feeling" like I am playing against a bot in dark, waste space - and it wasn't a draught.

    If anyone has an engine to check?
  2. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    26 Feb '12 15:39
    If it was an engine it wan't a very good one..!
  3. 26 Feb '12 15:40
    Maybe Trabant? (fossil model)
  4. Standard member Thabtos
    I am become Death
    26 Feb '12 16:48
    No engine I've seen wastes tempos like that.
  5. 26 Feb '12 18:18
    Not only not a very good engine, but not a very good opening book, either. Out of book on move 2.

    I think you're seeing engine ghosts.
  6. 26 Feb '12 18:34
    It's the Saragossa opening reversed, which was popular with some of the older engines.
  7. 28 Feb '12 22:04
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    1. reason
    Black made regular gaps between moves after 3rd, even with the obvious moves...
    So? This is a correspondence site. I regularly check in only every day or so, and then I will spend a week looking at my games twice a day, and then go back to skipping days.

    2. reason
    Hm, feeling.


    I'd get that feeling recalibrated. No engine plays quite that randomly, unless you set it to 1-sec reaction times.

    Richard