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I am not sure that I believe a mate in 517. Surely a computer couldn't 'think' this far ahead with any degree of accuracy? Its an endgame tablebase, so in essence, they start from the final position and work backwards. I'm sure there are people on this forum who can explain it in much more detail...
- Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:30 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Famous amateurs and FIDE ratings
- Replies: 65
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Richard Farleigh who is an ex-Dragon from Dragon's Den has played in the Olympiad for Monaco in the past.
Some people have tried to argue that for example, if white promotes a pawn to a rook on e8 then it is possible, subject to the usual restrictions, to castle by moving the king to e3 and the rook to e2. I don't agree with this, since the pawn has been promoted to a rook, not replaced by a rook (even...
- Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:14 pm
- Forum: General Chat
- Topic: Should Grading limits be changed in leagues
- Replies: 47
- Views: 3661
Forgive my ignorance, but what do these grading bands actually restrict? Do they restrict the average rating of the team or the highest rating of individual players?
- Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:12 am
- Forum: 4NCL
- Topic: BCM `Snub` Northern event.....?
- Replies: 31
- Views: 3180
I am very surprised by this omission by BCM, I would have thought they would have reported it purely on the basis that it was a new offshoot of the 4NCL. Moreover, one of these 'non-GM' teams might happen to get promoted into Division 2 next year! I thought the event was very well run and a lot of f...
Did anybody see what Private Eye had to say about this team's appearance on Eggheads? In the "Snowballs" section, it starts off by describing chessboxing and how small-scale and amateurish it currently is before seeming to imply that CJ somehow got the team of chessboxers on Eggheads to try and prom...
Hello everyone on this forum, here is my debut post! On the matter of grade, has anybody worked out a performance grade over a season when they play as white and one as black. Most people may have a preference to one shade or other but from a training point of view I suppose it kind of gives you an ...