All Questions

28 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
8
votes
0answers
128 views

(Unbalanced) Double-Move chess - can white force a win?

I'm not talking about Marseillais chess (which is similar, but rules are added to reduce the advantage of the white), which is sometimes also called "balanced double-move chess". In a Double-...
7
votes
0answers
193 views

16 roses, 16x16 board; maximum double-attacked squares while all 256 squares are attacked at least once?

The rose is a piece that is best described as a "circular nightrider", able to reach up to 32 other squares from the center of a 13x13 area by making consecutive knight jumps in a rotating fashion in ...
6
votes
0answers
128 views

Infinite sequence of consecutive checks allowing more pieces (say 9+ queens)

This is a task related to this question: Theoretical limit for the number of consecutive checks?. By a sequence of consecutive check, what we mean is white giving check, black replying with a check, ...
6
votes
0answers
103 views

Full “reverse checkers” position in GM game with 12 or more pieces per player?

In yesterday's Tata Steel tournament in this game between Dubov and Artemiev this position was reached: [title "Dubov - Artemiev Tata Steel 2020"] [fen "r1r5/1p1q1pk1/2n1p1p1/2RpP2p/p2P3P/P1Q3P1/...
5
votes
0answers
49 views

Software for reading out moves of a chess games aloud

I just downloaded the Arena and SCID vs PC GUI clients;both seem wonderful and work seamlessly with most of the Chess Engines like Rybka and Stockfish. I can't wait to get started by analysing the ...
4
votes
0answers
68 views

CNN autoencoder for feature extraction for a chess position

I'm currently building a chess engine in my free time while entering my second year of my master's studies in computer science. For a class we need to perform a litterature survey of a topic and ...
4
votes
0answers
40 views

Human assisted handicapped engine against engine, adjustable parameters

I am looking for software preferably local interface on windows, to play human+engine against engine with access to search parameters such as depth and "greed" or dismissal factor (controlling ...
4
votes
0answers
198 views

Wrong perft result?

I'm writing a chess engine for fun. Currently I'm finishing writing the move generator. During the research I leaned about PERFT for debugging my software. Indeed, I found many bugs, some of them was "...
3
votes
0answers
85 views

Historic time controls for World Championships

According to the answer to this question we know that currently it is 100 minutes for 40 moves followed by an additional 50 minutes for 20 moves then an extra 15 minutes to finish the game with a 30 ...
3
votes
0answers
92 views

Where are the non captured Black pieces?

[FEN "8/8/8/8/8/PP4PP/2PPPP2/NNBQKBRR w - - 0 1"] Here is a problem from my blog once more. This is the position after White's 14th move. Seven Black pieces were captured during the game ...
3
votes
0answers
50 views

Where to find cross table for 1956 Thanksgiving weekend Eastern Open?

Berliner won this tournament. Chess life/review reported it. Newspapers reported it. The Eastern Open in 1956 was Thanksgiving weekend in the YMCA in DC. Berliner won it. Rossolimo, Lombardy, ...
3
votes
1answer
105 views

Easy variation to learn with White against Semislav with not many lines and avoiding the Slav at the same time if possible

I'm looking for an easy variation to learn against the Semislav. Note that I play d4, c4, Nc3 against many openings. I tried to play the 5.Bg5 line but I felt that it was full of memorization: [FEN &...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

Is there a mathematical way to determine whether going to depth n+1 would be x% likely to recommend the move at depth n?

I have a chess GUI which I've recently been updating to do preemptive searches (that is, depth searches for all possible opponent moves) that I'd like to speed up, since the bot searches go to at ...
2
votes
0answers
51 views

What are Silver and Bronze positions for FIDE direct titles?

I refer to https://handbook.fide.com/chapter/B01DirectTitles2017 for the following question: Direct titles are awarded based on your performance in certain tournaments. A gold finish is being 1st ...
2
votes
0answers
82 views

How to turn off Contempt in engine analysis?

I'm trying to analyze a game with the python-chess package, and for that I want to turn off the "Analysis Contempt" option in Stockfish. However, it seems it doesn't work, and I don't know ...
2
votes
0answers
55 views

Scid vs PC Score Graph

Is it possible to modify the source code to change the display of the score graph so that you are always at the bottom? Currently, the player playing White is always at the bottom.
2
votes
0answers
51 views

Where to find a list of the computer stored in the FICS Games Database?

According to the FICS Games Database there are currently 1,525 "computers stored". Such accounts are indicated by a "(C)" after the username. However, this suffix does not seem to be recorded in the ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

ICC - How to Create/Custom Board and Pieces?

I wanted to be able to customize my board and pieces on possible blitzin from the ICC and ICC for Windows. Can anyone show me how?
1
vote
1answer
63 views

CCRL games in Chessbase's reference search : not enough grand master games

I downloaded a PGN of CCRL 40/15 games from http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/CCRL-4040-commented.[1138203].pgn.7z and opened it in ChessBase, and converted it into a cbh. (I can even put ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

SCID vs. PC: Multi-Engine Analysis

Is it possible to configure SCID to output the annotating engine in the variation itself? For example; Ne5 (Stockfish: -0.01 / +0.32 25. Bc4 ...) (Engine2: +0.20 / +0.48 25. 0-0 ...) (Engine3:...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Using Arena (Linux version) with unequal time limits

I use Arena with different engines to study different positions. One thing I haven't figured out is whether it's possible to use Arena to play against an engine where, for instance, I give the engine ...
1
vote
0answers
116 views

Extracting “D” in Scid vs PC Analysis

Adding to this question, Scid PGN analysis using Stockfish, I ran a batch analysis using Scid. Now, I want to extract only the "D" diagrams. How can I do this?
1
vote
0answers
105 views

How to search for exact position (FEN) in CQL 5?

I am using CQL 5 port in SCIDvsPC 4.19, my basic working query in CQL search window currently looks like this: cql () initial {player white "Anand" result 1-0} How would one include FEN string ...
1
vote
1answer
196 views

Which engine is better at Chess960-Stockfish or Leela?

It seems that TCEC has seen Stockfish and Leela go back and forth. It is probable that these days Stockfish is a little bit better than Leela. I was wondering, since it is different in Chess960, which ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

A cramped opposite color Bishop endgame

From Grachev vs Dubov 2013 . The following ending was reached WHITE King in f1 Bishop in f5 pawns in a2 c5 f2 g2 h2.BLACK King in g8 Bishop in b8 pawns in a6 e5 f7 f6 h7 WHITE to move. Mikhalchishin ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Are there any others sponsoring postal chess after FIDE USCF ICCF CCLA?

Is there a list of all the people sponsoring 'postal' chess? USCF and ICCF seem to be the two main ones. Does FIDE do it? Does CCLA still exist? I would guess that some web sites could be doing it ...
0
votes
0answers
245 views

New Fritz 17 User

I have just moved from Fritz 13 to Fritz 17 and have set up a new database with all my club games. I can easily retrieve the game, however, when I press analysis and replay a new box appears with full ...
-3
votes
0answers
68 views

Fire vs Ethereal

One of the few wins of Fire in Season 19 Division P (in the end Fire was relegated), but it was truly a win? [FEN "5r2/6b1/1pPk4/2p5/2P3N1/3PP1K1/5R2/8 b - - 0 1"] (Black to move) It ...