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  1. 06 Sep '11 13:38 / 4 edits
    If this sort of post on the Only Chess Forum (computer vs computer game) is not with favor, please let me know.

    Today, played around a bit with Arena and BabasChess. Both excellent free programs. Then, in addition to the included engines, got the latest Stockfish, Houdini and Crafty engines. Mostly I was looking for a good way to download my PGN game files from Red Hot Pawn and run analysis on them...I'm an old newbie to the grand game.

    When I discovered that I could pit engine against engine I ran a few games. Here's one of the more interesting ones: Houdini vs Stockfish. Houdini is playing white and opens with the Neo-Queens Indian.

    I'm also posting this to get the hang of posting PGNs.

    ...unfortunately the game is too big to post here within the [p g n] game data [/p g n] tags...and I'm not sure if I can delete this post. Sorry.

    Here's a link to the PGN file if anyone is interested:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2436157/houdini-stockfish-20110906.pgn
  2. 06 Sep '11 23:45
    Hi

    Chess is Chess. Some of the lads on here are interested in these things.

    You need to delete all the commentary in that game and just have the bare score.

    Of course if you are interested in compuer v computer games then go to the
    front page of the players table and........

  3. 07 Sep '11 12:16
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    Chess is Chess. Some of the lads on here are interested in these things.

    You need to delete all the commentary in that game and just have the bare score.

    Of course if you are interested in compuer v computer games then go to the
    front page of the players table and........

    If you are really interested in computer vs computer games go to the ICCF website and pick up their games archive. Look at the top rated players over the last five years. Those guys know what to do with a computer rather than just blindly following it down any old road.
  4. 07 Sep '11 14:03 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by rmmcclay
    If this sort of post on the Only Chess Forum (computer vs computer game) is not with favor, please let me know.

    Today, played around a bit with Arena and BabasChess. Both excellent free programs. Then, in addition to the included engines, got the latest Stockfish, Houdini and Crafty engines. Mostly I was looking for a good way to download my PGN game if anyone is interested:

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2436157/houdini-stockfish-20110906.pgn
    What, no Critter?!

    http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=39488
    http://www.vlasak.biz/critter/

    Houdini 2 is now out, but it went commercial. Sorry, I just can't spend more money on chess engines. Pity, because it has a nice "preserve hash" feature, and a new skill level feature. (Strength improvement for Houdini 2 is marginal - approx 20-25 elo.)

    I've noticed that Stockfish's evaluation tends to be a bit higher than many other engines. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you're aware of it. If you want to use Stockfish for analysis, you might consider this unofficial version: Stockfish 2.1.1 PA GTB Gran2c. It uses the hash table a little better than the official version, and it has support for Gaviota tablebases.

    http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?tid=22245

    And Komodo is moving up the short list.
    http://komodochess.com/
  5. 07 Sep '11 18:08
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    Chess is Chess. Some of the lads on here are interested in these things.

    You need to delete all the commentary in that game and just have the bare score.

    Of course if you are interested in compuer v computer games then go to the
    front page of the players table and........

    No, commentary is fine. What you can't have is variations. Makes sense, if you consider the viewer on the blogs, but sometimes it would be useful to ba able to include them. Unfortunately this game seems to be made of nothing but variations.

    Richard
  6. 08 Sep '11 18:27
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi

    Chess is Chess. Some of the lads on here are interested in these things.

    You need to delete all the commentary in that game and just have the bare score.

    Of course if you are interested in compuer v computer games then go to the
    front page of the players table and........

    The front page of the players table? Are they pure "boxes" or centaurs?
  7. 09 Sep '11 00:50
    Hi SB

    I tried to repair the lads game (phew....) only solution I could see
    delete commentary as it wipes out everything and just leaves the bare score.

    Would not mind seeing the game to see if I can spot a plausible human trap in there.

    I don't think there is a limit on the number of moves the RHP PGN thingy
    can handle. I've see a 400 mover work.
  8. 09 Sep '11 01:02
    Originally posted by kopatov
    The front page of the players table? Are they pure "boxes" or centaurs?
    They're unicorns.