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  1. 04 Oct '10 17:02
    Congratulations to Stefan Meyer-Kahlen and Shredder for winning the 2010 World Computer Software Championship! ChessCentral's Steve Lopez annotates one of Shredder's games here:

    http://wp.me/pAdpb-9T
  2. 04 Oct '10 17:31
    "Steve Lopez annotates one of Shredder's games..."

    Hmmm.....

    ...and what computer did he use to check his anlaysis?
  3. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    04 Oct '10 17:34
    Ha, well hopefully not Hector for Chess 0/8 last place.
  4. 04 Oct '10 17:55
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Ha, well hopefully not Hector for Chess 0/8 last place.
    GP might like that engine. Apparently it laid a trap for Shredder. Unfortunately Shredder failed to fall for it.
  5. 04 Oct '10 18:43
    Originally posted by Leonidas56
    Congratulations to Stefan Meyer-Kahlen and Shredder for winning the 2010 World Computer Software Championship! ChessCentral's Steve Lopez annotates one of Shredder's games here:

    http://wp.me/pAdpb-9T
    Epic fail. You do not call winning against GNU Chess a "World Computer Software Championship". They might as well have had DivGradCurl and greenpawn34 in the line-up to increase the laughability of the tournament.
  6. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    04 Oct '10 19:04
    Originally posted by enrico20
    [b]Epic fail. You do not call winning against GNU Chess a "World Computer Software Championship". They might as well have had DivGradCurl and greenpawn34 in the line-up to increase the laughability of the tournament. [/b]
    Troll points-

    1 point for posting solely to put down accomplishment of others
    1 point for for the use of the term "epic fail"
    2 points for insulting the most popular person at RHP
    1 point for continuing vendetta vs DGC.

    5 pts. Not bad.
  7. Standard member Der Bayer
    The Silver Hammer
    04 Oct '10 21:09
    Originally posted by nimzo5
    Troll points-

    1 point for posting solely to put down accomplishment of others
    1 point for for the use of the term "epic fail"
    2 points for insulting the most popular person at RHP
    1 point for continuing vendetta vs DGC.

    5 pts. Not bad.
    He insulted the most popular person on RHP? I didn't see my name ANYWHERE in his post...
  8. 04 Oct '10 21:27
    Not an insult and certainly no offence taken.
    (I'm sure the same goes for DivGrad).

    It was a joke. (I even rec's his post).

    (most popular guy...I like that)

    Right lads no swearing or being nasty so this thread gets pulled.
    This one just has to stay put.

    Can someone show the trap that was set for Shredder.
  9. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    04 Oct '10 21:47
    Silence!!!!

    I am the TD here!

    That is minus 5 minutes off your clock GP.
  10. 05 Oct '10 00:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Not an insult and certainly no offence taken.
    (I'm sure the same goes for DivGrad).

    It was a joke. (I even rec's his post).

    (most popular guy...I like that)

    Right lads no swearing or being nasty so this thread gets pulled.
    This one just has to stay put.

    Can someone show the trap that was set for Shredder.
    Are you sure it was a joke? It def fits in with his *angry* persona.... Or am I underestimating you? Have you now lowered yourself to getting others to do your dirty work for you?

    Anyway, oh yeah, the trap. It seems like a fairly elementary 2 or 3 mover tactic. Child's play for any engine. (Or is it going over my head?) Starts on move 38 for Black.

    Shredder is White, Hector is Black.

  11. 05 Oct '10 18:12
    That's not a box setting a trap.

    Black to play.



    Qg8 is the only move to stop the mate without losing heavy material.
    It is forced.
    The fact it holds the b7 pawn by tactics is just a fluke.

    These thing don't set traps. It would need them anticipating and looking
    at a bad move (like humans do). This is beyond them.
    They have no more imagination than a soap dish.

    Every good chess players knows sometimes the best move
    to play is NOT the best move.
  12. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    05 Oct '10 19:44
    In OTB there are often times when you feel like you "know" which move your opponent will choose in response to your move or after a set of moves. I have gotten one or two nice wins because I could look deeper into a position since I had a good feel for what branches my opponent was most likely to take.
    I have also lost a game horribly where I overlooked an obvious response.. haha so it goes I guess.
  13. 05 Oct '10 22:58
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    That's not a box setting a trap.

    Black to play.

    [fen]7k/pp2R1p1/5nQp/1P6/8/P4PPK/q6P/8 b - - 0 39[/fen]

    Qg8 is the only move to stop the mate without losing heavy material.
    It is forced.
    The fact it holds the b7 pawn by tactics is just a fluke.

    These thing don't set traps. It would need them anticipating and looking
    at a bad move (like hu ...[text shortened]... dish.

    Every good chess players knows sometimes the best move
    to play is NOT the best move.
    Yeah, I couldn't see a trap either, but I figured, what do I know? I guess it made a good story at any rate.

    I think Hector would have done OK except for one tiny problem... It had to eventually leave book.