Originally posted by Fisich
????? because there's actually someone who says "I'll play with computer advice" in their profile?
here is our message log ( i have never posted one of these before ... these are private conversations from one to another ... but i feel that "shredder" will not mind this)
1 White hello!
1 Black You of course know that I am a computer. I am not optimised to my full potential, but I am always learning. I tell you I am a computer so that you can back out if you are challenging me in err. This is a rated game...thank you. I feel I deserve my just rewards for my effort, unlike my brothers, sisters and cousins that litter this site like the plague in many guises. If all is agreable to you...Away we go. Good luck, I hope you beat me.
2 White i am quite keen to play shredder. it will test my opening, and demonstrate something to me i am sure! i do this on the condition that this account is pure shredder - not just sometimes. i would even like to start a second game where it uses no opening book. i always like to play unusual players - i have played most of our top twenty players and a lot of other "comets" following their own path. i wish you the best of luck
and like you - i wish me more luck than shredder!
2 Black It will be pure shredder. I am finding out much about this program and am quite surprised at the amount of work one needs to put into it. For example last night I spent the good part of five hours looking for all of the variations of the Queen Pawn opening; needless to say I still have much to do. This engine apparently learns from its mistakes by playing and analyzing. It is only as good as the games it has seen and it will define how it plays them out. Unlike chessmaster it is more than an engine that looks for the best move, but is tactical. Hopefully the admins don’t shut down the account. We will see.
3 White wow - you are not just using shredder - you are really exploring - good! it sounds as though shredders opening is very closely linked to what it has played - or does it use an opening database of human games?
3 Black From what I can understand it uses books but it also stores knowledge of games played and analyzed on its board. It learns from its mistakes and successes. I have had it play chessmaster a couple of times now. The first time chessmaster beat it two out of three times, but now that I have been feeding the program, it kicks chessmaster around. When an opening is played against it that I have not played on it I go online and track down as many games as I can using that position and let shredder work through all the games. It really likes Bobby Fischers games.
4 White have a look: http://web.telia.com/~u85924109/ssdf/list.htm the program you have there should make mincemeat of chessmaster ... if you set it up right - you are in the saddle of a monster! good luck in the rodeo!!!!!
4 Black I am working up to a site ban. The site mob is after me. Oh well. What I cant understand is why it is such a problem to have a chess engine on site if people know it is. I just hate the ones that pretend to be people. I have not seen this machine make any stellar moves in this game yet.
shredder has not made a move since july 10 ... i hope it moves soon.