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  1. 25 Nov '08 08:23 / 3 edits
    Okay, fine, I downloaded an emulator and played CM2000. Still it was the first time I beat a computer without having to take moves back at its highest level so it was somewhat of an achievement for me. It was tougher than I thought. I lost a couple of games before finally beating it.

    Either way, it was a fun little game.

  2. 25 Nov '08 13:26
    congratulations really, there is nothing quite as satisfying as beating the silicon beast, one can take it that 2.a4 was a cunningly contrived move to take the machine out of its opening book and make it 'think' for itself.
  3. Donation ketchuplover
    G.O.A.T.
    25 Nov '08 17:17
    Originally posted by amolv06
    Okay, fine, I downloaded an emulator and played CM2000. Still it was the first time I beat a computer without having to take moves back at its highest level so it was somewhat of an achievement for me. It was tougher than I thought. I lost a couple of games before finally beating it.

    Either way, it was a fun little game.

    [pgn][Event "Blitz:5'"]
    [Site ...[text shortened]... 6
    Qxh6 31.Ng8+ Kh7 32.Qxc7+ Kh8 33.Nxh6 Bd7 34.Qxd7 b6 35.Qg7# 1-0

    [/pgn]
    congrats but what is an emulator?
  4. 25 Nov '08 18:09
    Well, Chessmaster 2000 isn't meant for modern OSes, certainly not 64-bit Windows Vista. It was written for multiple old-school systems. One of those systems was Dos. A Dos emulator essentially simulates a Dos environment which allows me to run Chessmaster 2000. I don't know if you're familiar with the command prompt on Windows, however that's not the same thing as Dos. It looks and feels like Dos, but any command you pass to the command prompt is being run by Windows. In the background the way a modern Windows system works is significantly different from Dos -- enough so that you can not run CM2000 on it. The emulator basically simulates the internal operations of a Dos system allowing you to run Dos programs on it.
  5. 25 Nov '08 23:23
    Originally posted by amolv06
    Okay, fine, I downloaded an emulator and played CM2000. Still it was the first time I beat a computer without having to take moves back at its highest level so it was somewhat of an achievement for me. It was tougher than I thought. I lost a couple of games before finally beating it.

    Either way, it was a fun little game.

    [pgn][Event "Blitz:5'"]
    [Site ...[text shortened]... 6
    Qxh6 31.Ng8+ Kh7 32.Qxc7+ Kh8 33.Nxh6 Bd7 34.Qxd7 b6 35.Qg7# 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Very nice game
  6. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    27 Nov '08 12:37
    Originally posted by amolv06
    Okay, fine, I downloaded an emulator and played CM2000. Still it was the first time I beat a computer without having to take moves back at its highest level so it was somewhat of an achievement for me. It was tougher than I thought. I lost a couple of games before finally beating it.

    Either way, it was a fun little game.

    [pgn][Event "Blitz:5'"]
    [Site ...[text shortened]... 6
    Qxh6 31.Ng8+ Kh7 32.Qxc7+ Kh8 33.Nxh6 Bd7 34.Qxd7 b6 35.Qg7# 1-0

    [/pgn]
    Congrats!! A game well played. I'd keep this one. I have Chessmaster 9000 and don't usually last more than 35 moves. It's a real monster.
  7. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    27 Nov '08 12:50
    Nice game. I love 21. Rxg7! Great move.

    But, what's with 2. a4??
  8. 27 Nov '08 18:31
    Thanks.

    A4 was designed to take it out of its book.
  9. 28 Nov '08 20:23
    Originally posted by ketchuplover
    congrats but what is an emulator?
    Basically an emulator emulates console games on the computer. Like you can download the emulator for Nintendo and play the Roms like Super Mario.