1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    23 Jan '12 20:54
    Even though you spouted nonsense
    you sometimes generated interesting
    discussions amongst others.
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    23 Jan '12 22:14
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Even though you spouted nonsense
    you sometimes generated interesting
    discussions amongst others.
    What do you mean, he is still here?
  3. Standard memberRajk999
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    23 Jan '12 22:18
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What do you mean, he is still here?
    Apparently Wolfgang is leaving and he is starting a thread to say goodbye to RJH, who he will miss very much.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    25 Jan '12 19:53
    Originally posted by divegeester
    What do you mean, he is still here?
    Unfortunately.
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    28 Jan '12 10:09
    Something tells me it won't be long.
  6. Standard memberavalanchethecat
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    28 Jan '12 14:26
    Are those numbers high enough to earn a ban?
  7. Standard memberRJHinds
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    28 Jan '12 17:391 edit
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    Are those numbers high enough to earn a ban?
    I am thinking about going back to my old way of playing like I would
    OTB. This will give me practice since I have joined a Chess Club about
    75 miles away. I want be able to consult opening books or be able to
    move the pieces around on another board to analyze the position. I
    may even time my thinking time on each game and make sure I do
    not think longer than I would be given for the first 40 moves, etc.
    than I would have in an OTB tournament game. This should bring
    my rating down quickly and I will make many people happy at the
    same time. I would not get anything from having a high rating here
    anyway. The challenge is just trying to find the best possible move
    in the same way as solving a chess puzzle. I just want be doing that
    here anymore. That should also satisfy those who thing I have been
    using a chess engine during my games, because I know I can not keep
    making best moves by limiting myself that way. I don't thing I am
    going to have as much time to spend on these games anyway for I
    have some work I must start doing next week.
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    28 Jan '12 18:21
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I am thinking about going back to my old way of playing like I would
    OTB. This will give me practice since I have joined a Chess Club about
    75 miles away. I want be able to consult opening books or be able to
    move the pieces around on another board to analyze the position. I
    may even time my thinking time on each game and make sure I do
    not think lon ...[text shortened]... as much time to spend on these games anyway for I
    have some work I must start doing next week.
    Tell it to the game admins.
  9. Standard memberRJHinds
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    28 Jan '12 18:42
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Tell it to the game admins.
    I do not have to tell it to anyone. I can do as I please. It is up to me
    if I wish to make you guys happy or not. Believe it or not, I am a
    good guy and I like to make people happy, if it will get them to believe
    in Christ for that will make Him happy and that is my main goal. I do
    not need high chess ratings to make me happy. It does not really mean
    a hill of beans. My number 2 son told me to go play on Chess.com under
    a made-up name like Dasa or WarCloud.
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    28 Jan '12 18:503 edits
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I do not have to tell it to anyone. I can do as I please. It is up to me
    if I wish to make you guys happy or not. Believe it or not, I am a
    good guy and I like to make people happy, if it will get them to believe
    in Christ for that will make Him happy and that is my main goal. I do
    not need high chess ratings to make me happy. It does not really me ...[text shortened]... s. My number 2 son told me to go play on Chess.com under
    a made-up name like Dasa or WarCloud.
    A lot of long-serving respected chess oriented members here think there is something not quite right with your chess rating. But before that was brought up I felt there was a disconnect with the lack of rational in your "christianity" posts (even a religious rational) and your frankly impressive chess rating.

    I accept that I could be completely wrong of course, and if I am, then I apologise sincerely and please carry on.
  11. SubscriberProper Knob
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    29 Jan '12 00:17
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    I am thinking about going back to my old way of playing like I would
    OTB. This will give me practice since I have joined a Chess Club about
    75 miles away. I want be able to consult opening books or be able to
    move the pieces around on another board to analyze the position. I
    may even time my thinking time on each game and make sure I do
    not think lon ...[text shortened]... as much time to spend on these games anyway for I
    have some work I must start doing next week.
    The simple factor you don't seem to grasp is that humans play differently from machines, we cannot make the calculations they do. A machine can evaluate a position down to 0.01 of a pawn, it is something we can't do. It doesn't matter how long someone looks at a board, it's irrelevant, we don't play like machines. Even correspondence chess world champions, pre-computers, didn't get the matchups you did.

    As for going over to chess.com, they actually ban engine users over there using the engine matchup system that was created here. For some reason Russ (site owner) isn't too keen on banning blatant engine users at the moment.
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    29 Jan '12 00:27
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    The simple factor you don't seem to grasp is that humans play differently from machines, we cannot make the calculations they do. A machine can evaluate a position down to 0.01 of a pawn, it is something we can't do. It doesn't matter how long someone looks at a board, it's irrelevant, we don't play like machines. Even correspondence chess world champion ...[text shortened]... me reason Russ (site owner) isn't too keen on banning blatant engine users at the moment.
    I can out perform any machine. I built the machine. I'm smarter than the machine. I can out think the machine. I am a machine's machine. I am master of the machine.

    I can turn the machine off.

    You can call me "machinegod".
  13. Standard membermenace71
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    29 Jan '12 00:33
    Originally posted by josephw
    I can out perform any machine. I built the machine. I'm smarter than the machine. I can out think the machine. I am a machine's machine. I am master of the machine.

    I can turn the machine off.

    You can call me "machinegod".
    I think it's simple if you are using an engine just stop!!! (Not accusing BTW) I suck so bad at chess who gives a damn LOL but it's the fun of losing and winning with are own brains that is fun 🙂



    Manny
  14. SubscriberProper Knob
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    29 Jan '12 00:35
    Originally posted by josephw
    I can out perform any machine. I built the machine. I'm smarter than the machine. I can out think the machine. I am a machine's machine. I am master of the machine.

    I can turn the machine off.

    You can call me "machinegod".
    Okay then, send me over an unrated game and you can play one of my chess engines.
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    29 Jan '12 00:39
    Originally posted by Proper Knob
    Okay then, send me over an unrated game and you can play one of my chess engines.
    Great idea knob. I haven't played a game of chess against a computer since 1979. Can't remember if I won or lost.

    I'm very curious. In the mean time, could you explain to me what a chess "engine" is?
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