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Topic started by HALLofMIRRORS on 14 Nov 2007, 04:28:09
HALLofMIRRORS
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14 Nov 2007, 04:28:09
 
Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
To, Admin. Brian, Perhaps you're more familiar than I, in
how susceptible "Chess-960" is to cheating by commercially
available software..and/or, a computer.
 
..Depending on how adept the non-human programs are, at
'960'..my latest suggestion of awarding an annual one or
two-year, "Caissa's Web" membership to the highest rated
'960' human player {and current member} either does, or
does not make sense{?!}.. since regretably, the 'honor-
system' of not cheating in most online games, is, 'imho'..
unenforceable; computer-move "tracking"-systems, aside.
 
P.s. The fact that I beat "Rasputin" {rated 1900, plus} as
'black'.. in a mere 22 moves earlier tonight {under another
'handle'}, when 'white' took what turned out to be a 'poisoned'
g-pawn, made me think that either you purchased an inferior
"Chess-960" program, or perhaps the skill-level amongst all
programs at that chess-variant, is in an early.. partially
mistake-prone phase{!?}
Ecotopia
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14 Nov 2007, 17:46:06
 
Re: Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
Programs tailored to play Chess960 will beat human players just like at regular chess.
gammaburst
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15 Nov 2007, 03:05:42
 
Re: Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
..Wouldn't you know it.. an inadequate answer..{as if I didn't
already know that}, by a person to whom the question wasn't
addressed to!.. Such is life.. Yeesh!
Ecotopia
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15 Nov 2007, 18:14:16
In reply to gammaburst
Re: Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
gammaburst, what encourages you to be a member of this site?
gammaburst
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15 Nov 2007, 20:29:59
In reply to Ecotopia
Re: Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
"ectopia": Why do you ask? ..Was it because I unintentionally
somehow 'got-your-goat'?!
..Incidentally, though my reasons for being here roughly balance
between liking to play online-chess, and bringing forth various
views {including my own} on the 'BBs'; something 'tells me' that
you asked that question as a way of deflecting some unwanted {by
you} attention to your own last reply, which at least arguably..
made You look like you weren't 'paying all-that-much-attention',
both to the question itself, plus, whom it was addressed to.
 
..Try Not to be offended, since No {personal} offence was intended!
AdminBrian
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16 Nov 2007, 00:43:10
In reply to HALLofMIRRORS
Re: Would an Annual "Chess-960" Prize Make Sense?
The Caissa computer players are configured to be relatively easy to beat, we might change this in the future. I think Rasputin is even weaker than AgentSmith, so you might try playing a Chess960 against AgentSmith instead. Since it is generally agreed that the best chess computers can now beat a human consistently, some might see Chess960 as a way to add more of a human element, as the computers do not have the luxury of an opening book in Chess960. If a computer is to make a mistake it would probably be in the opening and Chess960 helps the human side in that respect.