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|Feb-27-12|| ||kutztown46: <morf> Thanks for the comment. I was in the loop on that decision, although <hms123> has done most of the work on this.|
|Apr-13-12|| ||Golden Executive: |
Spacebar Masters alert!
Thematic Challenge Voting Page
|Jun-13-12|| ||chesstoplay: Hi! We're working on some summer plans. What is the name and location of the buffet again? Not sure what we can fit in, but I love a great buffet. TY.|
|Jun-20-12|| ||chesstoplay: TY again for the link!
My wife is looking at it as we'll be 35 minutes away in Lancaster.
We did a bit of the Amish run last year to towns like Bird In Hand just south of the buffet.
|Jun-27-12|| ||chesstoplay: Hi <K>,
Our best guess so far is July 7th and 8th.
We'll finalize this weekend. I'll let you know.
We are staying about 35 minutes from the buffet at the "Arts" Hotel in Lancaster.
|Jul-11-12|| ||chesstoplay: Hi < kutztown46 >,
We are finally home.
TY for the great time!!!
We loved the smorgasbord!
I need several days to recover from our "vacation".
I'll try calling you over the weekend.
BTW, I checked out the Beg. Bridge books by Grant.
|Sep-11-12|| ||ajile: <Analysis by Stockfish 2.2.2 JA (38-ply, 16 hours): |
1. ² (0.68): 10.g4 Nh4 11.Nxh4 Bxh4 12.f4 f5 13.exf6 Bxf6 14.g5 Be7 15.Bg4 Nf8 16.Nd2 Bf5 17.Bxf5 exf5 18.Nf3 Ng6 19.Ne5 Qd6 20.Be3 Qe6 21.Qh5 0-0-0 22.Kg2 Kb8 23.Rae1 Nxe5 24.fxe5 c5 25.Qf3 Rdf8>
But doesn't appear you checked this line all the way to the end.
Analysis by Rybka 2.3.2a mp 32-bit : 21 ply
1. = (0.00): 24...g6
25.Qh6 Bf8 26.Qh4 Be7
27.Qh6 Bf8 28.Qh4 Be7
29.Qh6 Bf8 30.Qh4 Be7
2. = (0.07): 24...Rc8
25.Rf4 g6 26.Qh6 a6 27.b4
Bf8 28.Qh3 h5 29.Kg3 Be7
30.Rh4 Rc7 31.Rf1
Not trying to be mean but this is really sloppy analysis that gives an inaccurate representation. Thing is I'm kind of hoping he doesn't play 9..Be7 since everything I'm seeing shows it's a probable draw. This is why I'm not posting my lines until after he moves. I like that everyone is posting that 9..Be7 is busted for Black.
|Sep-11-12|| ||kutztown46: <ajile> I'm sorry that my analysis does not meet with your approval. No, I did not do any sliding analysis - don't have time right now. Infinite analysis is something I can do when I'm very busy. I just let the engine run and it takes only a few minutes to copy, paste and post the results. Sliding forward is a necessary part of the process, as is the initial establishment of baselines.|
|Sep-21-12|| ||AylerKupp: <kutztown46> I just noticed that Stockfish 2.3 is available. I don't know what difference there is between this version and 2.2.2 but you might want to check it out.|
|Sep-24-12|| ||kutztown46: <AK> Thanks. I'll look into it when I have time.|
|Sep-27-12|| ||AylerKupp: <kutztown46> It seems that recently one of us is usually following the other in posting analyses in the various forums. Have you tried Stockfish 2.3 yet? I haven't. According to this post by Marco Costalba, Stockfish 2.3 is primarily a bug fix with very minor ELO improvement:|
"ELO increase is very limited, it is mainly a minor release to flush
the accumulated work. From the user point of view the biggest thing is
that SF should not crash anymore even with many threads because a
nasty SMP bug causing a rare but repetitive crash has been fixed.
But you probably shouldn't bother. Apparently 2.3 fixed some bugs but introduced others. So there is already a Stockfish 2.3.1 available for download. I downloaded it and installed it, but haven't tried it yet.
|Nov-22-12|| ||chesstoplay: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wife!!|
|Nov-27-12|| ||chesstoplay: Hi < J > ,
You and Stockfish are doing a great job helping the World Team!
I hope you can keep it up until there are no surprises left.
I called GMVA for his birthday as he and my Mom share the same Bday -- her 80th!
I might have a letter printed in an upcoming issue of Chess Life. I'll let you know if and when I see it.
Have you had a chance to look at the copies of Chess Life I gave you this summer?
Also, how is Bridge going for you?
I could not commit as many evenings to it as you do.
I did take a 10 week Police Academy course through our town. It took up to 4 hours every Wednesday night per class. So maybe in the future, I'll try a beginners Bridge site and get destroyed for a while until I start to get it.
Please send me an e-mail with your home address so < J > and I can send you and < D > a Christmas card.
|Dec-24-12|| ||WinKing: Merry Christmas <kutztown46> to you and yours! :)|
|Dec-24-12|| ||Golden Executive: Merry Christmas to you and your family <Kutztown46>!|
|Dec-25-12|| ||chesstoplay: Merry Christmas, <J>|
and Peace to you and yours!
|Dec-25-12|| ||chancho: Merry Christmas, <kutztown46>!|
|Dec-26-12|| ||lost in space: Merry Christmas and all the best for your and your family, <KT 46>|
|Dec-27-12|| ||Check It Out: Merry Christmas to you and yours, <kutztown46>!|
|Dec-31-12|| ||Golden Executive: Happy New Year to you and your family <kutztown46>>!|
|Jan-01-13|| ||lost in space: Happy new year!|
|Jan-01-13|| ||chancho: Happy New Year, <kutztown46>!|
|Jan-01-13|| ||cormier: Happy New Year ... tks G|
|Jan-07-13|| ||chesstoplay: Hi < J > ,
Finally learned the most basic basics of playing Bridge.
I've been playing on Pogo against robots to get a sense of things.
TY for the guidance to get me started!
|Mar-03-13|| ||AylerKupp: Haven't "heard" from you since Feb-16 but I came across this column and I thought that you would find it interesting: http://www.chess.com/article/view/c...|
It analyzes a Rybka vs. Nakamura game that is reasonably well known (I was familiar with it, as well as a similar game with knights) but GM Gserper's explanation of Rybka's play (and Nakamura's insight into Rybka's play) I found fascinating; I couldn't have said it better myself. :-) Of course, the only person who really knows whether Nakamura's strategy was accidental or deliberate is Nakamura, and he isn't talking (to my knowledge).
But maybe Stockfish (or the Stockfish developers) took lessons from Nakamura! Or, to put it another way, this may be an intrinsic and faulty behavior on Rybka's part going back to at least 2008 so perhaps I should have followed my first instinct and not accepted your offered draw.
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