Questions tagged [computer-chess]

This tag refers to chess games played by computers. If you want to ask a question about those games, use this tag. Otherwise, use the tag [engines].

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How do I not play too fast when playing the computer?

When I'm playing against a computer, it moves virtually instantly. Automatically, I'm speeding up as if trying to match it. Obviously, I'm not a computer, so I make horrible blunders if I move so ...
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Has the performance of physical electronic chess sets increased similarly to the performance of software based implementations over the years?

From what I understand, the difficulty of most chess engines is determined by how long they are allowed to 'think' about the moves. From what I understand, the performance of software based chess ...
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Is any rating information available for human/computer hybrid players?

So we know that the right computer can beat the best human. And computer players are rated as well as human players. Is there any rating information available for hybrid players? (Humans moving ...
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What would approximately be the ICCF rating of a GM with no external help and of a computer with no human judgment?

I need some players who play at the ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) to answer this question. What would approximately be the ICCF Elo rating of the two following players? Player ...
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Why would a correspondence chess player be accused of using a computer?

I play a good deal of online correspondence chess. On the website I use I sometimes see users being accused of using computers in correspondence chess, but without any evidence being presented. What ...
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Did Deep Blue play like a human?

Kasparov said, in Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, that Deep Blue "sank into deep thinking" and took like 15 minutes to make a move. The movie tells the story of their match, in 1997. At a ...
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Have endgame tablebases ever been compiled for smaller variants of chess?

I am interested in compiling endgame tablebases for a few miniature chess variants, such as Chess Attack (5x6) and Los Alamos Chess (6x6). Have these ever been created before, and if so, are they ...
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Chess computers in human tournaments

Do computers play in ordinary human grandmaster chess tournaments with time limits at 40 moves in two hours etc? If so how do they fare?
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Can a computer have a good tournament?

Tournament players can "have a good tournament" because of the psychology involved, so their playing strength will vary from game to game. Do computers play at a constant strength all the time, or do ...
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What is approximately the Elo rating of an engine which selects its moves randomly? [duplicate]

An engine which, in a given position, finds all the possible legal moves, and then selects one of them randomly (each move has the same probability of being chosen) and plays it on the board. Its ...
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Do better board representations than the standard one exist?

Consider the classical representation of the state of a chess game. I'll draw the board: R BK BNR PPPP PP N Q PP p np p ppp pp r bkqbnr Here is its move list: d5 d5 c4 c6 Nf3 e6 ...
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Can you compile Stockfish in Windows without Unix/GNU?

Can you compile Stockfish in Windows (without Unix/GNU), perhaps via Visual Studio? The official "how to compile Stockfish on Windows" suggests using MinGW (see links below) and I am looking for a ...

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