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- - By The Wizard (***) Date 2018-05-23 20:30 Upvotes 2
Hi,
    It is nice to see old faces playing games in this room? .... I actually really miss the old championship which produced I think a huge amount of fun and banter and was really happy to provide the very first trophy for the winner, halcyon days lol

Tony
Parent - - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-23 21:13
Absolutely agree, nice to see some life coming back here, and hope others will rejoin soon!
Would even challenge you for a corr-game, but your new little computer is too fast! :grin::lol:

Anton/Toni
Parent - - By Ozymandias (****) [es] Date 2018-05-24 04:56
I don't see computer speed as a handicap in corr chess. The important thing is the amount of time (commitment) you can devote to each and every game played. In that respect, not biting more than you can chew, is vital.

The real problem, as you well know, is draws. I don't see how a corr tour can be interesting nowadays, unless you ban some proven defences (the Marshal at the very least). This of course, providing no one finds new ways against it (Lyudmil anyone?).
Parent - - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-24 08:08
I agree with you, commitment&passion (indeed also in the context of the number of games played concurrently) is the most important.

But while there was a time i really enjoyed playing with a computational disadvantage - and a lot 12cores back in 2011-2013 showed pretty uninspired play at WBCCC here, there came one where i understood that a little more resources (at least on par of state-of-the-art) won't hurt :wink:, and now i'm even in the believing -the sidelines in known openings i'm prefering- that it would really help chartering new territory and easening a lot decisions in complex positions by discarding bad moves(=good defenses) way more quickly. But while this most likely can also be on my style of analysis (creating my own tree digging through the lines), i indeed believe - with all that pruning/extending engines in '18 or that fancy Aquarium/DeepXY/NottoforgetD62VWCHssearches-toolboxes - that computitional power got even a little bit more important than it used to be. And as you know, Tony not just has a 18core (but several more computers :lol:...) but also a decent book, so there is most likely only a 0,00027458% chance to win something.

> I don't see how a corr tour can be interesting nowadays, unless you ban some proven defences (the Marshal at the very least).


I remember you creating a nice little roadmap to drawdoom in Aug'17, which i guess is still similar now in May'18. I may update it a little creating a big poster for a young Mexican friend of mine...

> Lyudmil


He always gets so silent when asked for clear answers. :surprised: But indeed there may be at least some tryable sidelines in the Marshall... whether they offer more than 3. Bc4 / 5. d3 - most likely a corr-wonder is needed. :smile:
Parent - - By Ozymandias (****) [es] Date 2018-05-24 08:31
It seems to me like you're looking towards discarding lines where you already "know" there's nothing, rather than actually using the HW for playing. Of course, proving something is always the most difficult and requires the most resources, so the most power the less time you need. But that doesn't concern me, I was just talking of what you need to ensure a draw in corr chess, and that isn't much.

That post you mention started the clock on a question I'm still waiting for an answer to. Lyudmil must be very busy, on top of how silent he's become since his ban at Talkchess. I guess we'll never see those "convertible" positions he talked about.
Parent - - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-24 08:48
Well, you know my opinion regarding openings: With White you can always create something going for interesting sidelines (which are obviously rare in 1. e4)  - there is still a lot to be explored yet the '18-tools are obviously very strong; with Black pieces - White playing mainlines - you're indeed drawdoomed as there is really not much you can create - maybe Sicilian and KID being the only exceptions against those not that committed (see above).

> Lyudmil must be very busy, on top of how silent he's become


Maybe his new book about the Marshall - a co-work with Schachmatt? :grin: Kappatoo is also waiting getting his English busted... you know, nowadays you would been called a rac... when you state that in Bul.... a little hoax is within the blood and you better not buy a used car of such guys, so i would never state such things!
Parent - - By The Wizard (***) Date 2018-05-24 11:14
Hi, One of the more interesting matches on the forum was a team match in which our team lost due to some fantastic and original play from our opponents, all I remember at the moment was that it was a slav ... It was teams of 4 with a vote for each player on the move to be played.

There are far better correspondence??\engine players than me on our forum, I get very little time these days because of work other than to play some blitz games on chessbase ... I tend to watch chess on youtube via chess.com or Simon Williams the GingerGM  because I find myself shouting at the screen much to the Mrs amusement when he plays a diabolical move which is very often lol rather like myself :grin:

Been playing the accelerated dragon for months for good or bad lol :lol: but find myself opting back to 1.e4 Nc6 which I used to correspond with Hugh Myers many years ago which is fine if your opponent is not using an engine :cry:

Tony
Parent - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-05-25 06:04

> One of the more interesting matches on the forum was a team match in which our team lost due to some fantastic and original play from our opponents, all I remember at the moment was that it was a slav ... It was teams of 4 with a vote for each player on the move to be played.


Yes! That was fantastic! It was a game against the Don Quixote team. I think the most interesting match of them all was against HighEndMan, who took on THE ENTIRE FORUM, and defeated it. Now, I think someone like me with my resources and today's engines could reach that strength, just because the engines of that time were laughably weak...

> than me on our forum, I get very little time these days because of work other than to play some blitz games on chessbase ... I tend to watch chess on youtube via chess.com or Simon Williams the GingerGM


Have you watched KingsCrusher? I don't think I've been as excited in a chess video as in some of his Berserk series. He goes truly berserk against opponents hundreds of elo stronger than him, splits his clock in half, and goes on to defeat them with an amazing attack!

If you still play come blitz games online you might try it out, the place's name is lichess, I haven't seen anything better than it online. I have been going for 1.Nc3 lately with interesting results, perhaps Rybka 2.3.2a wasn't so wrong after all!
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-05-25 05:56

> I may update it a little creating a big poster for a young Mexican friend of mine...


Oh, you have a young Mexican friend as well? That's curious! I wonder if they're on our Mexican ICCF team...
Parent - - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-25 07:30

> Oh, you have a young Mexican friend as well? That's curious!


Yes, he was a pretty solid goaltender...



>  I wonder if they're on our Mexican ICCF team...


Our both applications are already on its way (i just got known two days ago that México now has a ICCF-team, congratulations! and good work!), as i heart you're in handringing need for good paradise[bird]-players to at least fill out the first boards...
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-05-25 08:43

> Our both applications are already on its way (i just got known two days ago that México now has a ICCF-team, congratulations! and good work!), as i heart you're in handringing need for good paradise[bird]-players to at least fill out the first boards...


Eh, I'm figuring as the "secretary" of the team, even though, huh... I guess some things better remain private.

But, yeah, I'm still wondering if after these games I started finish I should start more or quit...
Parent - - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-25 09:18
It's now your duty to lead the Méxican team through the first years&tournaments... for the right lunch-packages and the phone number of some of your female cousins, i may even second you... but yes, the lunch-packages therefore must be very big and delivered regularly!

Btw., you know Jorge Campos, don't you?! He even played attacker sometimes...
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-05-25 10:08
We will see, honestly I hope they give the job to someone that cares...

>Btw., you know Jorge Campos, don't you?! He even played attacker sometimes...


I'm not a fan of soccer, really... It's mostly brainwash to get people distracted from their real life... (you might have seen me cheering Holland in some world cups on the forums, but those were more the exception than the rule.)

So, anyway, I'm led to believe you're friend of Jorge Campos, and that you're creating a Roadmap to Drawdoom '18 Corr chess poster for him? Seriously? Okay...
Parent - By Antares (****) [de] Date 2018-05-25 10:19

> [Soccer] It's mostly brainwash to get people distracted from their real life...


Very true.

Like the old Romans already knew: "Panem et circenses" for the mob.

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