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  1. 29 Aug '06 23:39 / 2 edits
    Hello all, I've been wondering lately how Spike 1.2 would play under correspondence chess time limits. I've also been wondering why there aren't any chess variations in correspondence chess. And since the greatest chess variation is fischer random, I chose Spike 1.2 Turin to be our opponent for this RHP vs. engine battle.

    Spike 1.2 regularly beats today's top players, inculding GM Peter Svilder at the 2006 Mainz FRC Championships.

    Bobby Fischer created Fischer random chess "in which chess creativity and talent would be more important than memorization and analysis of opening moves." For more information and the rules of play, see "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer_random_chess".

    The Rules:

    1. Spike 1.2 Turin will have 10 minutes of thinking time for each move.

    2. Spike 1.2 Turin will not use tablebases or books, and will be run at default settings.

    3. A random opening position has been chosen, out of 960 possible positions. FYI, the position is no. 42, although do not need this information as an FEN will be given after each move.

    4. RedHotPawn is allowed a maximum of 5 days thinking time. At day 4 a warning will be given, and at day 5, at 7:30 PM, RedHotPawn will forfeit the game. However, Spike 1.2 may move at his operator's discretion. (I have been very busy lately and may not move for a while at certain periods.)

    5. Spike 1.2 Turin will play white

    6. The rules given at "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fischer_random_chess" will be the rules that govern play.

    7. Move voting will be preformed on an "in thread basis"- no PM's about move votes, please.


    Spike 1.2 Turin has moved:






    Good Luck!
  2. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    29 Aug '06 23:46
    Oh God not another one. Did either of the previous engine vs. RHP games finish?
  3. 29 Aug '06 23:50
    It's shuffle chess, not FRC but see this thread Thread 42969
  4. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    29 Aug '06 23:52 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by zebano
    It's shuffle chess, not FRC but see this thread Thread 42969
    Engine - Person games are kind of boring.
  5. 29 Aug '06 23:53
    Originally posted by zebano
    It's shuffle chess, not FRC but see this thread Thread 42969
    According to wikipedia.org, we will be playing fischer random position no. 42.
  6. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    29 Aug '06 23:56
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    Engine - Person games are kind of boring.
    Why do I suck at Chess Xanthos? I try to read Chess books, but, get easily distracted by internet porn. How can I couple my love of porn with a Chess tutorial?
  7. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    29 Aug '06 23:58
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Why do I suck at Chess Xanthos? I try to read Chess books, but, get easily distracted by internet porn. How can I couple my love of porn with a Chess tutorial?
    I suggest you find porn featuring chess. This will peak your interest and then you can study while hard.

    So sayeth the shepherd.
  8. 30 Aug '06 00:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by LanndonKane

    1. Spike 1.2 Turin will have 10 minutes of thinking time for each move.

    2. Spike 1.2 Turin will not use tablebases or books, and will be run at default settings.

    3. A random opening position has been chosen, out of 960 possible positions. FYI, the position is no. 42, although do not need this information as an FEN will be given after each move.




    [fen]nqrnbbkr/pppppppp/8/8/3P4/8/PPP1PPPP/NQRNBBKR b KQkq d3 0 1 [/fen]

    Good Luck!
    Interesting challenge, but a few points should have been clarified and agreed before starting a game

    1. & 2. Who's to check these, you're both challenger and arbiter
    3. again, how was the random position chosen

    still given that you are playing honestly

    4. rhp has an enforeable time control, but Spike doesn't? hardly fair, and what is the mechanism for choosing rhp's move, who makes the decision

    5. why, did he chose the hand with the white pawn?

    6.wikipedia as the source of the rules? that can be changed by anyone at anytime?

    ok 1... c5 would be my reply, but again who's to decide that the challenge is accepted or what the move will be?:
  9. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    30 Aug '06 00:02
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    I suggest you find porn featuring chess. This will peak your interest and then you can study while hard.

    So sayeth the shepherd.
    I have been unable to find a suitable link... I'm particularly interested in the creative use of a bishop... can you point me to some quality pornography?

    BTW, do you herd your own sheep?
  10. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    30 Aug '06 00:05
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    I have been unable to find a suitable link... I'm particularly interested in the creative use of a bishop... can you point me to some quality pornography?

    BTW, do you herd your own sheep?
    PMed.
    Also for future reference the correct response to 'so sayeth the shepherd' is 'so sayeth the flock'. You should watch Porky's 2 again.
  11. 30 Aug '06 00:07
    Originally posted by Siskin
    Interesting chalenge, but a few points should have been clarified and agreed before starting a game

    1. & 2. Who's to check these, you're both challenger and arbiter
    3. again, how was the random position chosen

    still given that you are playing honestly

    4. rhp has an enforeable time control, but Spike doesn't? hardly fair, and what is the mechanism fo ...[text shortened]... reply, but again who's to decide that the challenge is accepted or what the move will be?:
    This position was chosen randomly through the Arena GUI.

    I have nothing to gain or lose by unfair play.

    Spike has a time control, 10 minutes.

    Spike has chosen white because i wanted to get this game started right away. Who knew how long RedHotPawn would take to make the first move as white?

    As for the wikipedia remark, If you find another suitable source we can use that, I dont really care.
  12. 30 Aug '06 00:10
    Originally posted by LanndonKane
    This position was chosen randomly through the Arena GUI.

    I have nothing to gain or lose by unfair play.

    Spike has a time control, 10 minutes.

    Spike has chosen white because i wanted to get this game started right away. Who knew how long RedHotPawn would take to make the first move as white?

    As for the wikipedia remark, If you find another suitable source we can use that, I dont really care.
    I vote we offer the draw. Failing that, let's accuse Spike of beaming bad thoughts directly into our brains, turn over the table, and storm out.
  13. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    30 Aug '06 00:11
    Originally posted by XanthosNZ
    PMed.
    Also for future reference the correct response to 'so sayeth the shepherd' is 'so sayeth the flock'. You should watch Porky's 2 again.
    Porky's 1 was the only one worth watching. Porky's 2 dilutes twhat is otherwise a masterpiece of american cinematography. Truly though, Animal Hous is the quintisential drunken goon movie. They need to issue a DVD box set.
  14. 30 Aug '06 00:12
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    Porky's 1 was the only one worth watching. Porky's 2 dilutes twhat is otherwise a masterpiece of american cinematography. Truly though, Animal Hous is the quintisential drunken goon movie. They need to issue a DVD box set.
    Spike has deliberated, and chosen Porky's 1.
  15. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    30 Aug '06 00:13
    Originally posted by dottewell
    I vote we offer the draw. Failing that, let's accuse Spike of beaming bad thoughts directly into our brains, turn over the table, and storm out.
    The appropriate response is to knock the pieces off the board, kick your opponent in the belly and scream "Its tough to play Chess with a pain in your gut ain't it boy!" Too bad you can't do this to softewarew