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by mschribr
Sun Dec 30, 2007 23:28
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 19597

Hi Hanco, This picture is interesting. 2 people standing and maybe grinning behind a calm and confident operator as he presses the clock. While the opponent, his face half turned away, stares at his computer screen. Can someone give the names to the people in the picture? Which game is being played?...
by mschribr
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:19
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 19597

In the long run World Champion vs Computer matches will also increase popularity of draughts. These matches will inspire more programmers to write programs. This will increase competition that will increase the level of play of the programs. The publicity will also generate more people interested in...
by mschribr
Sun Dec 16, 2007 16:39
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 19597

I really have no way to predict how Kingsrow would do in that situation. I could use it to analyze the games that were played, and possibly find some errors that were made, but Kingsrow might make its own strategic errors, so who knows? Don't try to infer too much about Kingsrow from the Culemborg ...
by mschribr
Wed Dec 12, 2007 22:35
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournaments
Replies: 32
Views: 19597

Congratulations Ed.
How do you think Kingsrow would do in a tournament such as the world championship in Hardenberg, Netherlands that was June 2007? See the games at wkdammen2007.nl/En/index.html
Mark
by mschribr
Fri Aug 03, 2007 18:33
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves
Replies: 10
Views: 8681

Gérard I think the longest series of moves is hardest because of time pressure. There is less time per move. Also the short series of moves are easier to visualize for humans than long series of moves. So the long series of moves will not be as obvious. Draws must end when there is no conversion. Ho...
by mschribr
Wed Aug 01, 2007 16:02
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves
Replies: 10
Views: 8681

I know what you mean when you say that a computer plays "perfectly" but it is only a theoretical point of view. In draughts game (and I guess it is the same in checkers game) the best players begin classicaly by accumulating very small advantages that put their opponents in positions more and more ...
by mschribr
Mon Jul 30, 2007 00:33
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves
Replies: 10
Views: 8681

Review of One jump ahead by Jonathan Schaeffer (...) In preparation for the first orld championship match in 1992 Schaeffer analyzed with Chinook more than 700 Tinsley-games for tactical mistakes. Chinook found within search depths of 17-20 no even a single tactical error.(...) Schaeffer used Chino...
by mschribr
Thu Jul 05, 2007 02:31
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: endgame db for facing anaother computer or a human body ?
Replies: 4
Views: 5165

Re: endgame db for facing anaother computer or a human body

Hi, A weird question for any endgame db conceptor : do you think it could be interesting to have a db for facing another computer and a different db when facing a human ? (...) Gérard From the regulations of the last Kramnik-Fritz match: ENDGAME TABLEBASES The use of a database of endgame positions...
by mschribr
Tue Jun 26, 2007 14:47
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves
Replies: 10
Views: 8681

Ed, you are right Tinsley could not have won those games. But Tinsley was such a great player maybe in some of his games he played perfectly. So he would still have drawn the games. It would be interesting to see what percentage of Tinsley’s moves was perfect? Or did Tinsley play any games where he ...
by mschribr
Tue Jun 19, 2007 15:09
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves
Replies: 10
Views: 8681

Examining Champion Tinsley's Moves

Many have claimed former world champion Marion Tinsley played nearly perfect 8x8 checkers. Today's programs do play nearly perfect 8x8 checkers. Has anyone compared Tinsley's moves to today's computer's moves? Would he have won all those games if he had played against today's computers?
Mark Schreiber
by mschribr
Sat Apr 28, 2007 00:40
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?
Replies: 25
Views: 19614

Re: Damy is under development

Hello, For your information Damy is still under development. I worked hard to build a rather optimised 6 pieces endgame database and I am working on the 7 pieces endgame database. The challenge is very interesting and I hope to have some results (a significant part of this database) before the end ...
by mschribr
Thu Apr 12, 2007 00:46
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?
Replies: 25
Views: 19614

Re: Next Tournament

De komende toernooien zijn de 12de Computer Olympiade 11-18 Juni, en het open Nederlandse Computer Dammen wat normaal gesproken in December in Culemburg gehouden wordt. Ik weet niet of Damy hierbij aanwezig is, maar het zijn in ieder geval toernooien waarbij computer dammen plaats vindt. De uitslag...
by mschribr
Sun Apr 08, 2007 23:47
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?
Replies: 25
Views: 19614

Re: Next Tournament

De komende toernooien zijn de 12de Computer Olympiade 11-18 Juni, en het open Nederlandse Computer Dammen wat normaal gesproken in December in Culemburg gehouden wordt. Ik weet niet of Damy hierbij aanwezig is, maar het zijn in ieder geval toernooien waarbij computer dammen plaats vindt. De uitslag...
by mschribr
Sat Apr 07, 2007 00:43
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?
Replies: 25
Views: 19614

It seems he has made great progress in the field of computer draughts. When is the next tournament?
by mschribr
Sun Apr 01, 2007 13:44
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?
Replies: 25
Views: 19614

Re: DAMY from Gérard TAILLE strongest Draughtsprogram ever ?

The Open Draughts championship of France for computerprograms has been won by the program DAMY from Gérard TAILLE, well known from the French Forum FFJD. DAMY has won 9 games and played only one draw !!! Congratulations to Gérard Taille. Is this his first time competing? Did he say how he was able ...