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Old 07-12-2018, 07:05 AM   #6876
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Old 07-13-2018, 04:45 PM   #6877
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Years ago on youtube I saw Dzindzichashvili analyzing a game by some great player of the past (at least I'm pretty sure it was an historical player). Toward the end there was some brilliant rook sacrifice by White (getting only a pawn in exchange I believe). Dzindzichashvili remarked that no computer engine could see that move (without taking forever), which was at least true at the time (I think this was when Rybka or the first Houdini was #1).

Shot in the dark: does anyone know what game/player I'm talking about? I'm having a hard time finding the video among all the Dzindzichashvili videos.
The most famous example I can think of that would fit this description was a Kasparov exchange sac on b7 in a sveshnikov. Might not be the one you're referring to, but I always remember it as a sacrifice that was deemed "un-computer-makeable".

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Old 07-13-2018, 04:49 PM   #6878
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I wonder why they advised to register on the FIDE online arena and then failed to mention that the Arena GM title is much easier to get than (OTB) GM (requires ~2000 playing strength).

E.g. Valeri Lilov Sr. isn't shy of bragging about his AGM title
The first time I played a tournament and saw someone with the nameplate AGM I had to look it up and was embarassed for him.
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:47 AM   #6879
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Couldn't it be Kasparov's immortal vs. Topalov? Modern-day engines do find the move, but I believe engines at the time wouldn't find it (or would need 20+ minutes or something)
24. rxd4

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Old 07-20-2018, 03:12 PM   #6880
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In case anyone was wondering, I dominated.

I also played 3 player chess, which was actually quite fun
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Old 07-21-2018, 11:29 AM   #6881
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Nicely done Alobar.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:12 AM   #6882
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Classic Kasparov-Short game



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Old 08-05-2018, 03:21 AM   #6883
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Nicely done Alobar.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:28 AM   #6884
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Interesting things going on in TCEC right now in Division 4, with Leela Chess Zero and DeusX, both neural network engines, having been admitted and allowed to play on graphics cards. They are currently in second and third place in the division of 8 engines with 5/7 and 5/8 respectively, with the brute-force engines they are playing against all rated roughly 3000. LCZero is in action right now (here) but the game looks drawish.

Kingscrusher is covering the Leela games if anyone is interested. He's covered a ton of Leela games over the last couple months. Leela has a pretty interesting play style, with a bias towards attacking play and a penchant for establishing advanced or passed pawns. Brute-force engines sometimes seem a little blind to how much of a long term advantage these things provide.
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Old 08-05-2018, 05:33 AM   #6885
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As I say that, Leela's brute-force opponent (Rodent) has made some mistakes. Stockfish d35 eval close to -1 now (Leela is Black).
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:43 AM   #6886
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The game against Rodent was a draw. Leela is now equal leader of the division.

TCEC also pitted Leela against Stockfish 9 for kicks. Stockfish was running on 43 cores and was estimated to have twice the computing power of Leela. Leela managed to defeat Stockfish as White from a Budapest Gambit start position, although she did easily lose the match. I think the score was 11-3 to Stockfish after Leela also lost from the Budapest start position as Black. It wasn't that it's a biased position though - Komodo could not beat Stockfish from the White start position and Stockfish's evaluation was 0.00 for many moves in the middlegame. This is kind of a big deal because only three engines have managed to beat the latest version of Stockfish in the past four years, when running on TCEC-standard hardware.

The game can be seen here.

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Old 08-08-2018, 04:25 AM   #6887
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I really miss playing chess
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:39 AM   #6888
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I have the perfect solution:

1) Start coaching again
2) Take me on as student
3) ????
4) Profit!

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Old 08-11-2018, 10:17 PM   #6889
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Leela graduated into div 3 on TCEC (as did the human-game-trained NN DeusX). She won her first game in div 3. Happening very shortly, like in a few minutes, is her toughest test yet, as she takes on the recently much improved and quite strong brute-force engine Ethereal, which is currently murdering Hannibal with the black pieces. Watch here.
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Old 08-14-2018, 06:28 PM   #6890
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

I made an IM norm!

My rating is miles off the IM requirement (I'll be 2220 after gaining 100+ points in two tournaments) so I don't expect to be making more of these without serious improvement. But for now, second place in the national championships, and bragging rights.

One of my sounder wins:

[Event "Irish Championship"]
[Site "Stillorgan, Dublin IRL"]
[Date "2018.08.06"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Murray, David"]
[Black "Wall, Gavin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A83"]

1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nc6 5. d5 Ne5 6. Qd4 Nf7 7. h4 c6 8.
O-O-O Qb6 9. Bxf6 gxf6 10. Qxe4 Qxf2 11. Nf3 Bh6+ 12. Kb1 Qe3 13. Qa4 Qf4 14.
Nd4 b5 15. Qb3 c5 16. Ndxb5 a6 17. d6 axb5 18. Nxb5 O-O 19. dxe7 Re8 20. Bc4
Rxe7 21. Nd6 Ba6 22. Bxf7+ Kf8 23. Bd5 Rd8 24. Qb6 1-0
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:54 PM   #6891
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Re: *** Chess Low Content Thread ***

That's fantastic, congratulations!!!
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Old Yesterday, 10:06 AM   #6892
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Holy crap, niiiiiiiiiicely done!!!
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Old Yesterday, 03:53 PM   #6893
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Holy ****!

Great job, mate!
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Old Today, 12:48 AM   #6894
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You told me that you were in great form recently, but you haven't told me you are in IM-norm MAKING FORM MAN!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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