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    Well, I had to do it... I broke my own record. I got the computer to draw by agreement with Queenie at 2780 Elo. I guess that makes me a Grandmaster on Chessmaster 10th Edition for the MacBook Pro (i7 2.7ghz duo core Intel) under Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (French to English 32-bit Edition)...

    Did you miss me?

    I still remember all my friends.

    I will tell you a secret. The secret is to read each personality carefully and play a friendly game based upon what you learned. It might not happen right away, however, give it 8 years and you might win at that level forever!hehe

    There are maybe 5 personalities are more that will accept a draw by agreement on the move after your 15th move! You just have to withstand it long enough to be able to offer it a draw and let it decide. Good luck and hope to see you next time friends#!!
    Last edited by Celadonite; 09-03-2012, 01:46 PM. Reason: Consolidating Multiple Sequential Posts

  • #2
    You go guy
    I float like a pawn island and sting like an ignored knight

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    • #3
      Thanks for the encouragement to you and all of my friends. I will be without internet again in maybe two or three days. Currently visiting love ones in San Antonio. The computer is silly with this program sometimes. I just love people too much to care about playing the game with anyone! Spending the last two or three days with my love ones teaches me to take good care of them. You have most of your times without them. Even if they live forever, it is too short to place any other event before them.

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      • #4
        If there's a flaw in the personality that allows it to accept any draw offer after fifteen moves, you haven't really drawn it.
        Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

        An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

        My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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        • #5
          You can't claim to be a rating if you never play humans. Sorry buddy boy.;-) FICS, Chess.com, ICC all have humans. If you make 2800 there, you got respect. Until then? You don't.
          I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

          If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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          • #6
            haha - Skwerly, it might be a flaw in the drawing system, however, I can be humble knowing that I take the easy way out. hehe

            CookieMonster... i have to admit that i am starting to like cookies even if it is just the thought of it... but i had to say this... as much as i like cookies - i will never get used to playing people. not only because i will probably most likely lose most of the time - but also because you are just too cool haha - you know i am just kidding you

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CookieMonster View Post
              You can't claim to be a rating if you never play humans. Sorry buddy boy.;-) FICS, Chess.com, ICC all have humans. If you make 2800 there, you got respect. Until then? You don't.
              You'll never be allowed in a limbo dancing club if you raise the bar that high

              I partly agree though. Join an internet chess server and play 100+ games there. Then you'll actually have something resembling a rating.. Chessmaster's rating system is a total joke.

              You'd even be better off using a physical chessboard and moving around pieces at random.
              Have you read the Forum rules?

              Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
              Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
              Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
              Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
              Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
              Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
              Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
              --Red Dwarf

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              • #8
                Hi Perseus... it has been a while. You are right. I agree with you that it is a joke. However, my poor playing skills resembles that of random order!hehe

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by GodJesusChristisnumberone View Post
                  Hi Perseus... it has been a while. You are right. I agree with you that it is a joke. However, my poor playing skills resembles that of random order!hehe
                  How does that in any way, shape or form impedeyou from playing online??! Even if you have only sporadic access to the internet, you can still play games when you're online, against real people; and that would be no joke.
                  Have you read the Forum rules?

                  Queeg: Pawn to King Four. Holly: Horsie to King Bish Three.
                  Rimmer: It's called a "knight," actually, Holly...
                  Queeg: Knight to King Bishop three. Holly: Queen to Rook Eight. Checkmate.
                  Queeg: That's an illegal move. Holly: Oh, sorry. Queens don't move like that. I was thinking of poker.
                  Holly: Cleudo? You could be Colonel Mustard.
                  Cat: If it's any help, I've been studying his tactics and there's a pattern emerging: Every time you make a move, he makes one too. *Winks to Holly*
                  Holly: *Winks back* Thanks, Cat.
                  --Red Dwarf

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                  • #10
                    For sporadic internet, CC games are the way to go. Offer a human a draw after move 15 and see what happens.
                    Alexander Alekhine is my chess hero.

                    An eerie chess short story: The Empty Chair

                    My newest chess story: Gamble: A Supernatural Chess Tale

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                    • #11
                      Do whatever makes you happy.

                      Or at least creates the illusion thereof.

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                      • #12
                        haha - that is funny octal... the key is that if you think you are happy then you are. even if you are poor and have no money. even if you have no car to get around. even if you have no money to support your family. if you can somehow find happy there, then you have succeeded where others may not have.

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                        • #13
                          Chess software can be played on a laptop, but they're optimized for tower PCs, and it's best (not to mention less expensive) to buy the parts individually. Ivy Bridge is the current model of processor and needs a matching motherboard (I'm partial to the Sabertooth series but that's expensive for some). SSDs (Vertex 4 or the Corsair equivalent are good choices) are great for your Chess software and operating system too and will drastically increase nodes analyzed per second as mechanical drives are a severe bottleneck for most people's systems. For your operating system 64-bit isn't optional in this day and age of RAM intensive applications and capacities, and 32-bit is being done away with entirely.

                          I'm not too familiar with Chessmaster, but have noticed that the H.E. Bird program's rating is severely inflated. Play the Guatemala defense against it and it won't know what to do afterwards. The Kasparov setting is obviously underrated, but he is Kasparov so naturally it's difficult for a machine to capture his deep strategic knowledge properly. The CM book is also very shallow compared to Fritz, and even beginner mode in Fritz can play 20 moves of book deep, though a playable junk move should get it out of book soon to ensure you aren't facing GM strength for the first 15 or so moves.

                          Funny story: I tried getting it out of book with as black 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. O-O a5 I thought I left book here, but Karpov played it vs. Kasparov in the 80s and white was the one to leave book with 9.Be3

                          6. d4 Be7 7. Bg5 O-O 8. Qc2 h6 9. Be3

                          On another note I hate QID systems where white delays moving the queen's knight as black is forced to have a passive black bishop at e7 usually.

                          The game I'm talking about is here:
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                          Last edited by JustMe; 09-08-2012, 01:22 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Here are my last 25 games or so...

                            I am not that good. However, I figure all of you deserve an honest and straightforward answer while I have the time to write. Keep in mind that these are usually 5 minute per side games. So the computer has very little time to adjust. Anyways
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                            Last edited by GodJesusChristisnumberone; 09-09-2012, 04:42 AM. Reason: hi to all of my friends if i get cut off

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                            • #15
                              Not bad JC. You played a little better than I expected. One question: Do you only play white?
                              I am a proud supporter of the GM Igor Smirnov way of teaching. If you would like to see the system and want to try out his teaching methods please follow this link: http://chess-teacher.com/affiliates/...?id=1517_2_3_1

                              If you have questions/want a tutor inquire with messages. I am going to rewrite my web page and it will also go here.

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