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Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 15:51
I guess Vas will try the "randomizer" on a high number of cores. I see only the problem with tactics, which may be overlooked when using a high number of low depth games, I guess he will go for a mixture as solution. So let's see what the results will be.
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2008-01-03 14:40
That's one idea, we're certainly going to look into it.

It has some other nice properties:

1) Good for analysis.
2) Good tool for other games, which is how we'll eventually expand.

Vas
Parent - - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 09:11
Here is analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp.x64 after 30. Rgd1.

1r3r1k/3qb2p/p2p1pp1/1p2p1Pn/4B2P/P1P1BP2/1P1R1Q2/1K1R4 b - -


+0.00 d=28  30...Qe6 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bb7 Rxc3 35.bxc3 Qb3 36.Ka1 Qxa3 37.Ra2 (6:55.53)
+0.00 d=27  30...Qe6 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bb7 Rxc3 35.bxc3 Qb3 36.Ka1 Qxa3 37.Ra2 (3:51.55)
+0.00 d=20  30...Qe6 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bb7 Rxc3 35.bxc3 Qb3 36.Ka1 Qxa3 37.Ra2 (0:13.59)
+0.16 d=20  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 Ng3 33.Bb7 Qxh4 34.gxf6 Rxf6 35.Qc7 Nf5 36.Bxa6 Qc4 37.Qxc4 (0:04.37)
+0.00 d=18  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 Ng3 33.Qxa6 fxg5 34.hxg5 Bxg5 35.Rxd6 Nxe4 36.fxe4 Rf1 37.Rxd8 (0:02.02)
+0.00 d=17  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bb7 Bxg5 35.Rd3 Qd7 36.Qxa6 Nf5 37.Bb6 (0:01.38)
+0.14 d=17  30...Qe6 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bd5 Qh3 35.Qxa6 Bxg5 36.Rd3 Qd7 37.Bc6 (0:01.38)
+0.00 d=16  30...Qe6 31.Qg2 Rbc8 32.Bd5 Qf5 33.Be4 Qe6 34.Bd5 Qf5 35.Be4 Qe6 36.Bd5 Qf5 37.Be4 (0:01.23)
+0.06 d=16  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Qxa6 Nxe4 35.fxe4 Qf3 36.Qc6 Bxg5 37.Rxd6 (0:00.28)
+0.05 d=15  30...Qh3 31.Qg1 Rbc8 32.Rh2 Qd7 33.Qf2 a5 34.Qd2 Rb8 (0:00.11)
+0.00 d=14  30...Qh3 31.Qg1 f5 32.Rh2 Qg3 33.Rg2 Qxh4 34.Rh2 Qg3 35.Rg2 Qh4 36.Rh2 Qg3 37.Rg2 (0:00.01)
+0.00 d=13  30...Qh3 31.Qg1 f5 32.Rh2 Qg3 33.Rg2 Qxh4 34.Rh2 Qg3 35.Rg2 (0:00.01)
+0.00 d=12  30...Qh3 31.Qg1 f5 32.Rh2 Qg3 33.Rg2 Qxh4 34.Rh2 Qg3 (0:00.00)
+0.04 d=11  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 f5 33.Bb7 Qxh4 34.Bxa6 Qxg5 (0:00.00)
+0.03 d=10  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbd8 32.Qb6 f5 33.Bb7 Qxh4 (0:00.00)
+0.01 d=9  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 Ng3 33.Qxa6 Nxe4 34.fxe4 Qxh4 (0:00.00)
+0.05 d=8  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 Ng3 (0:00.00)
+0.05 d=7  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 (0:00.00)
+0.10 d=6  30...Qh3 31.Ba7 Rbc8 (0:00.00)
+0.07 d=5  30...Qh3 31.Qg1 (0:00.00)

Rybka sees a draw after 30...Qe6 31.Ba7 Rbc8 32.Qb6 fxg5 33.hxg5 Ng3 34.Bb7:

2r2r1k/BB2b2p/pQ1pq1p1/1p2p1P1/8/P1P2Pn1/1P1R4/1K1R4 b - -


34...Rxc3 35.bxc3 Qb3+ 36.Ka1 Qxa3+ 37.Ra2

5r1k/BB2b2p/pQ1p2p1/1p2p1P1/8/q1P2Pn1/R7/K2R4 b - -
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 10:39
A book win against Diep in the last round. Rybka was in book until 20... Qh5 with an overwhelming advantage.
Now let's hope Jonny will keep Hiarcs at least to a draw!

[Event "IPCCC Paderborn"]
[Site "Apeldoorn"]
[Date "2007.12.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Diep"]
[Black "Rybka"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D48"]
[PlyCount "78"]
[TimeControl "6300"]

{1MB, PaderbornB.ctg, Intel Core Duo T2300} 1. d4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} d5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 2. c4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} c6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 3. Nf3 {
[%emt 0:00:09]} Nf6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 4. Nc3 {[%emt 0:00:12]} e6 {[%emt 0:00:00]
} 5. e3 {[%emt 0:00:07]} Nbd7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 6. Bd3 {[%emt 0:00:08]} dxc4 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 7. Bxc4 {[%emt 0:00:06]} b5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 8. Bd3 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} Bb7 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 9. O-O {[%emt 0:00:06]} a6 {[%emt 0:00:00]
} 10. e4 {[%emt 0:00:07]} c5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 11. d5 {[%emt 0:00:09]} Qc7 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 12. dxe6 {[%emt 0:00:06]} fxe6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 13. Bc2 {
[%emt 0:00:07]} c4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 14. Ng5 {[%emt 0:00:41]} Nc5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 15. Qf3 {[%emt 0:00:36]} h6 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 16. Qh3 {
[%emt 0:00:23]} O-O-O {[%emt 0:00:00]} 17. e5 {[%emt 0:00:16]} hxg5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 18. Qxh8 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Qxe5 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 19. Qh3 {
[%emt 0:00:08]} g4 {[%emt 0:00:00]} 20. Qg3 {[%emt 0:00:06]} Qh5 {
[%emt 0:00:00]} 21. Bf4 {[%emt 0:00:08]} Nd3 {[%eval -68,18] [%emt 0:00:37]}
22. Rad1 {[%emt 0:15:16]} e5 {[%eval -88,22] [%emt 0:00:00]} 23. Be3 {
(Bc1) [%emt 0:01:10]} e4 {[%eval -96,19] [%emt 0:01:05]} 24. Bf4 {
(Bxd3) [%emt 0:05:17]} Qf5 {[%eval -109,20] [%emt 0:01:35]} 25. Bb8 {
(Bxd3) [%emt 0:01:00]} Qd7 {[%eval -89,20] [%emt 0:01:36]} 26. Ba7 {
[%emt 0:05:54]} Bd6 {[%eval -113,22] [%emt 0:00:00]} 27. Qh4 {[%emt 0:00:24]}
Bc6 {[%eval -115,21] [%emt 0:01:32]} 28. Bb6 {(Be3) [%emt 0:05:02]} Re8 {
[%eval -118,17] [%emt 0:00:48]} 29. Ne2 {(Be3) [%emt 0:01:52]} Nxb2 {
[%eval -121,18] [%emt 0:01:03]} 30. Ra1 {(Rb1) [%emt 0:00:58]} Be5 {
[%eval -179,18] [%emt 0:01:31]} 31. Be3 {[%emt 0:02:41]} Nd3 {
[%eval -202,21] [%emt 0:01:05]} 32. Rad1 {[%emt 0:01:36]} Nd5 {
[%eval -202,20] [%emt 0:00:01]} 33. Qh5 {[%emt 0:04:11]} b4 {
[%eval -202,19] [%emt 0:00:00]} 34. Bd2 {(g3) [%emt 0:01:46]} Qe6 {
[%eval -212,19] [%emt 0:01:11]} 35. Ng3 {[%emt 0:03:31]} g6 {
[%eval -248,21] [%emt 0:00:01]} 36. Qg5 {[%emt 0:01:10]} N5f4 {
[%eval -248,20] [%emt 0:00:17]} 37. Bxf4 {(Be3) [%emt 0:03:59]} Bxf4 {
[%eval -254,20] [%emt 0:00:33]} 38. Qa5 {[%emt 0:01:26]} Bb7 {
[%eval -289,21] [%emt 0:00:01]} 39. Ne2 {(Rb1) [%emt 0:01:50]} Bc7 {
[%eval -491,16] [%emt 0:00:25]} 0-1
Parent - - By Nick (*****) Date 2007-12-30 11:12
Congrats on a nice book win, I know you are coming out of book early to entertain folks with sharp play from Rybka, I preferred to stay in book until move 38 :)

[Event "Rated game, 3m + 0s"]
[Site "Riom Engine"]
[Date "2007.04.08"]
[Round "?"]
[White "RJS, Rybka 2.1o mp 32-bi"]
[Black "Flyingfatman, Rybka 2.3.1 mp se"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D48"]
[WhiteElo "2466"]
[BlackElo "2832"]
[Annotator "-0.04;-0.31"]
[PlyCount "120"]
[EventDate "2007.07.05"]
[EventCountry "FRA"]

1. d4 {0.00/0 0} Nf6 {0.00/0 0} 2. c4 {0.00/0 0} e6 {0.00/0 0} 3. Nc3 {0.00/0 0
} d5 {0.00/0 0} 4. Nf3 {0.00/0 0} c6 {0.00/0 0} 5. e3 {0.00/0 0} Nbd7 {0.00/0 0
} 6. Bd3 {0.00/0 0} dxc4 {0.00/0 0} 7. Bxc4 {0.00/0 0} b5 {0.00/0 0} 8. Bd3 {
0.00/0 0} Bb7 {0.00/0 0} 9. O-O {0.00/0 0} a6 {0.00/0 0} 10. e4 {0.00/0 0} c5 {
0.00/0 0} 11. d5 {0.00/0 0} Qc7 {0.00/0 0} 12. dxe6 {0.00/0 0} fxe6 {0.00/0 0}
13. Bc2 {0.00/0 0} c4 {0.00/0 0} 14. Ng5 {0.00/0 0} Nc5 {0.00/0 0} 15. Qf3 {
0.00/0 0} O-O-O {0.00/0 0} 16. Qh3 {0.00/0 0} h6 {0.00/0 0} 17. e5 {0.00/0 0}
hxg5 {0.00/0 0} 18. Qxh8 {0.00/0 0} Qxe5 {0.00/0 0} 19. Qh3 {0.43/13 2} g4 {
0.00/0 0} 20. Qg3 {0.46/14 1} Qh5 {0.00/0 0} 21. Bf4 {0.42/15 6} Nd3 {
(Rxc5) 0.00/0 0} 22. Rad1 {0.45/15 4} e5 {0.00/0 0} 23. Bc1 {0.45/15 4} e4 {
(Nxf5) 0.00/0 0} 24. Ne2 {0.00/13 7} Bd6 {(Nxb5) 0.00/0 0} 25. Bf4 {-0.01/13 6}
Bc5 {0.00/0 0} 26. Be3 {-0.23/15 2} Be7 {0.00/0 0} 27. h4 {-0.37/15 1} Nd5 {
0.00/0 0} 28. Nf4 {-0.56/15 1} N5xf4 {0.00/0 0} 29. Bxf4 {-0.50/15 1} Bxh4 {
0.00/0 0} 30. Qh2 {-0.49/16 4} Rh8 {0.00/0 0} 31. Bg3 {-0.56/15 3} Bf6 {
0.00/0 0} 32. Qxh5 {-0.70/14 1} Rxh5 {0.00/0 0} 33. b3 {-0.87/15 3} Nb4 {
0.00/0 0} 34. Bb1 {-0.94/15 2} Bd5 {0.00/0 0} 35. Rd2 {-1.17/15 15} Nd3 {
0.00/0 0} 36. bxc4 {-1.29/14 1} bxc4 {0.00/0 0} 37. Bc2 {-1.37/14 2} c3 {
(Nb6) 0.00/0 0} 38. Re2 {-1.31/14 6} Kd7 {(Ra5) 0.00/0 0} 39. Rb1 {-1.54/14 2}
Bc6 {-2.02/16 6} 40. Rd1 {-2.07/17 5} Kc8 {-2.50/17 2} 41. Rb1 {-2.36/16 4} Ra5
{-2.48/17 5} 42. Rb8+ {-2.70/18 3} Kd7 {-2.92/18 3} 43. Rb6 {-2.62/18 0} Bd4 {
-3.15/17 1} 44. Rxc6 {-3.45/19 13} Kxc6 {(e4) -3.35/20 0} 45. Rxe4 {-3.12/16 0}
Nb4 {(Qa3) -3.44/18 3} 46. Rxd4 {-2.94/13 3} Nxc2 {(Ra1+) -4.86/17 2} 47. Rxg4
{-4.02/14 2} g5 {-4.89/17 0} 48. Rc4+ {-4.39/13 0} Rc5 {-5.04/16 4} 49. Rxc5+ {
(De2) -4.59/13 0} Kxc5 {(Rcxc3) -6.30/12 6} 50. Kf1 {(Tb3) -5.77/10 2} Nb4 {
(Raxc3) -10.57/8 2} 51. Ke2 {-8.15/10 10} Kc4 {-13.23/10 0} 52. f4 {
(Rb2) -13.23/9 6} g4 {-11.28/7 1} 53. f5 {-12.66/9 0} Nxa2 {-13.42/8 2} 54. f6
{(Tg2) -14.22/8 6} c2 {-15.30/9 7} 55. Bf4 {-14.85/9 1} Nc3+ {-15.31/9 1} 56.
Ke1 {-15.32/8 3} Nd5 {(Qe1+) -16.32/9 2} 57. Bh6 {(Rc1) -15.54/7 1} Nxf6 {
(Qc4+) -16.91/10 6} 58. Bc1 {-16.63/8 2} Kd3 {(Qc4+) -17.13/10 1} 59. Kf2 {
-16.91/8 1} Ne4+ {(Qxg6) -17.11/10 0} 60. Ke1 {(Rb2) -16.92/7 1} Ng3 {
-25.77/9 2} 0-1
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 11:44
Well, Diep's 23.Be3 would have put you out of book as well :-).
Or did you also booked that alternative!?

Anyway, impressive line Nick!
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2007-12-30 11:34 Edited 2007-12-30 11:37
Now let's hope Jonny will keep Hiarcs at least to a draw!

Harvey reports that Hiarcs will likely win, and so Rybka needs Isichess to beat Cluster Toga, and even then Buchholz would appear to be tied.
Parent - By Dadi Jonsson (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 11:45
Hiarcs was guaranteed one additional Bucholz point from round 7 since ParSOS was paired against Spike (and Hiarcs had played both of them, but Rybka neither one). Therefore (assuming both Hiarcs and Rybka would win), Rybka's only chance for equalizing the tiebreaks was that IsiChess would win against Cluster Toga. Other results didn't matter.
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 11:23
I think 30... Qc7 was the best move in that position. the idea is to prepare a5-b4 somehow and just to wait what white does. if white starts playing on the kingside, a5 will be possible, if he doesn't, it's a draw...
Parent - - By Linus (***) Date 2007-12-30 11:40
Rybka wins against Diep, Hiarcs wins against Jonny. Tie. Tie breaker Buchholtz also tie. No further tie-breakers according to tournament director, i.e. Rybka and Hiarcs share win. Or am I missing something?
Parent - - By Linus (***) Date 2007-12-30 11:41
This is weird. According to

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tie-breaking_in_Swiss_system_tournaments

there are up to eight tie-breakers for Swiss tournaments, the last one being a coin flip.
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2007-12-30 11:46
There are up to eight tie-breakers ... the last one being a coin flip.

Obviously you are not familiar with the yearly American football circus regarding tie-breaks :) [They can have as many as 12 tie-breaks, though usually the first few are enough].
Parent - By Linus (***) Date 2007-12-30 11:47
:) Good point, but the Wikipedia article was only referring to chess tournaments.
Parent - By BB (****) Date 2007-12-30 11:51
up to eight tie-breakers for Swiss tournaments,

FIDE has its own regime: see this for the "Annex to the FIDE Tournament Regulations regarding tiebreaks".
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2007-12-30 11:43
Or am I missing something?

I thought that Rybka's non-opponents, Spike and ParsOS, had 5 points total, while the non-opponents of Hiarcs, Diep and Isichess had only 2.5+1.5 plus whatever Isichess gets against Cluster Toga in the last round.
Parent - - By Linus (***) Date 2007-12-30 11:45
After round 6 Rybka had a Buchholtz of 19, Hiarcs had 17.5. In round 7 Rybka gets 2.5 points for Diep and Hiarcs gets 4 points for Jonny. Tie at 21.5 each.
Parent - - By BB (****) Date 2007-12-30 11:48
After round 6 Rybka had a Buchholtz of 19, Hiarcs had 17.5. In round 7 Rybka gets 2.5 points for Diep and Hiarcs gets 4 points for Jonny. Tie at 21.5 each.

Maybe I don't understand Buchholz. I thought you had to consider all the games of the opponents, not just their scores before the last round. In this case, Rybka's unique opponents, Diep and Isichess, scored 0+? points in the last round, while the unique opponents of Hiarcs, Spike and ParsOS, played each other, and thus scored 1 point. So unless Isichess wins, Hiarcs will pick up a Buchholz point.
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 11:55
that seems to be right :(
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:12
AND Cluster Toga won, which is 0.5 extra for Hiarcs :-)
Parent - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 12:13
:) ? :( !
But only in the Sonneborn berger, not in Buchholz.
Parent - - By Linus (***) Date 2007-12-30 12:16
In Buchholz you add up all the opponents points, independent of the result of the game.
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:20
Ah yes, you are right. That gives me the 'fool of the day' award :-)
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:23
Final standings:

1. Hiarcs   5,5
2. Rybka   5,5
3. Cluster Toga   5,0
4. Jonny   4,0
5. Shredder   4,0
6. Spike   4,0
7. Diep   2,5
8. Gandalf   2,0
9. Isichess   1,5
10. ParSOS   1,0

Congrats to the Hiarcs team for a fine victory, undefeated!
Parent - - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2007-12-30 12:29
Thanks Jeroen! See you at the next one unless you want to join me for a Fish Supper.

Happy New Year,

Harvey :)
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:36
Next one will be in Leiden I guess, so I'll be happy to join you there to have some food....
But no fish, I never liked fish. I prefer Fish to play strong chess!

Happy New Year, enjoy the celebrations :-)

Jeroen
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:57
Ok, congrats :)

Vas
Parent - By Intagrand (*) Date 2007-12-30 12:56
                   Buchholz
1.  Hiarcs    5.5  28
2.  Rybka     5.5  27
3.  Toga      5.0
4.  Shredder  4.0  26
5.  Spike     4.0  24.5
6.  Jonny     4.0  24.5
7.  Diep      2.5
8.  Gandalf   2.0
9.  IsiChess  1.5
10. Parsos    1.0
Parent - - By Intagrand (*) Date 2007-12-30 12:23
It looks like Hiarcs wins by 1 Buchholz point.

Hiarcs played Spike(4.0) and Parsos(1.0) +5 Buchholz
Rybka played Diep(2.5) and IsiChess(1.5) +4 Buchholz


IPCCC Paderborn  2007

              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1   Hiarcs    * ½ ½ ½ 1 1   1   1   5.5/7  18.25
2   Rybka     ½ * 0   1 1 1 1 1     5.5/7  16.75
3   Toga      ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1   1     5.0/7
4   Spike     ½   ½ * 0 ½ 1   1 ½   4.0/7  11.75
5   Shredder  0 0 ½ 1 *     ½ 1 1   4.0/7  10.00
6   Jonny     0 0 ½ ½   * 1 1   1   4.0/7  10.00
7   Diep        0 0 0   0 * ½ 1 1   2.5/7
8   Gandalf   0 0     ½ 0 ½ * 0 1   2.0/7
9   IsiChess    0 0 0 0   0 1 * ½   1.5/7
10  Parsos    0     ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ *   1.0/7
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 19:56
> 1   Hiarcs    * ½ ½ ½ 1 1   1   1   5.5/7  18.25

> 2   Rybka     ½ * 0   1 1 1 1 1     5.5/7  16.75




So Hiarcs drew against CToga while Rybka lost. To me that's enough reason to deserve first place. Congrats to the Hiarcs team!
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 20:05
Putting tie-break considerations aside, I suspect that Vas would prefer to get 4 wins and 3 draws rather than 5 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. My personal preference would be for the latter because I much prefer decisive games and find it easier to learn from losses.

Regards,
Alan
Parent - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 20:09
I agree with you, and which tiebreak method is "better" historically at determining which opponent is actually stronger is up in the air.  I think that most people would consider the programs to be co-winners.  In order to even come close to determining a true winner, they should have a playoff match against each other.

Speaking of which, how about an exhibition 10-game match between Hiarcs and Rybka?  That would really be wonderful to see.  The two teams could go at it on the Playchess server or something, with two games per day at 90'+30".  It would also help in the final development of Hiarcs 12 and Rybka 3.
Parent - By Roland Rösler (****) Date 2007-12-30 20:47
Look for the draw odd match against Joel. +5 =1 -1 is much better than +4 =3 -0. So Rybka is good prepared :-).
Parent - By Uly (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 20:52
In this case, I think that the 3rd placed engine (Toga) should be used as a point of reference, so since Rybka lost against it and Hiarcs didn't, it's a good way to tiebreak. Not that 7 games say a lot anyway.
Parent - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2008-01-03 14:43
Not losing any games keeps up a sort of illusion of perfection. The last three events, though .. no comment.

Vas
Parent - - By Laszlo (***) Date 2007-12-30 12:28
What a stupid calculation!! They have to go in some tiebreak games.
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:33
Rules were clear before the tournament. It is correct that Buchholz is kinda weird with only
10 participants, but you cannot change this anymore when the tournament is already running.

In any case it would have been better for Rybka to have a pairing with Spike in the last round,
but that wasn't possible somehow.

So we knew our hopes were on Isichess, while Hiarcs had a free extra Buchholz due to the game
Spike-ParSOS. Hiarcs played both, Rybka against neither of them.
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:40
Prize ceremony is at 14:00, after that Hans and I will drive home to Holland. I hope you liked
our live coverage and the exciting games. When I am home I will make a short report.

Until next time and Happy New Year!

Jeroen
Parent - - By Felix Kling (Gold) Date 2007-12-30 12:47
mmh, you neither got the trophy, nor the girl... hope you'll do better next year :)
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2007-12-30 12:56
I had a nice chat with her today and bought two large bockwurst at her bar. She said I really should try
them, so I could not resist. It will disappoint Harvey, but they don't serve fish here....

BTW, on my work I already noticed that the world title Rybka won had some nice effects on women :-).
It is like having a Porsche I guess. Unfortunately this nice lady doesn't seem to be interested in chess.
So I will try Hans's new Toyota.
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2007-12-31 20:08
My son owns a Porsche free and clear and he still can't...well.  Never mind.  He ought to sell it and buy two Volkswagens.
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-12-31 21:53
If you don't mind me asking, how old is your son?
Parent - - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2008-01-01 01:34
25.  We had a fruitful discussion about this topic tonight.  I think he's hatching a viable plan so strike my comment.
Parent - - By Vasik Rajlich (Silver) Date 2008-01-03 14:44
We can put your son on our freestyle team. Then, he can see how real men go about their business :)

Vas
Parent - By Nelson Hernandez (Gold) Date 2008-01-03 19:20
No one, except maybe that inverted BBC fellow Harvey, questions your ability to stick it to the opposition long, fast and hard.  (Thank goodness there's no drug testing in Freestyle, though, 'cause you guys would surely test positive.)
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-12-31 22:03
That's very sad Nelson. He should move to Las Vegas. If he has a Porsche and a pulse he would do very well here.

Regards,
Alan
Parent - - By turbojuice1122 (Gold) Date 2007-12-31 22:43
Washington, D.C. should work well, too...but wait...you're [Nelson] very close to D.C. as it is!  Hmmm...we've got problems...
Parent - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2007-12-31 22:52
I used to have an office on the 10th floor of the Gannett building in Rosyln, right across the bridge from Georgetown. There is no doubt in my mind that things are easier for someone LIVING in Las Vegas.

Alan
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) Date 2008-01-01 09:48
Hi Nelson,

I think he should be in the Rybka team. Once Rybka is worldchampion again, this has a much larger
effect on women than a Porsche :-).

You know, super cars are getting boring for women. There are too many of them. Being worldchampion
in computer chess is unique. Like being singer in a famous rock band.

Happy New Year!

Jeroen
Parent - - By Banned for Life (Gold) Date 2008-01-01 10:20
Its good to see that even thought the Rybka team didn't win in Paderborn, you haven't lost your sense of humor! :-)

Regards,
Alan
Parent - By Venator (Silver) Date 2008-01-01 10:46
Hi Alan,

Never lose your sense of humour, whatever happens :-). Paderborn was just one event, already looking forward
to the next one.

Happy New Year,

Jeroen
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