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Re: Splat!

Post by AlanLlewellyn » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:34 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 9:29 pm
So after the first three moves, Black went ?, ok, ??, ?!, ?!, checkmate. These computers aren't easy to please.
you are talking about Keiths game obviously- forgive my obvious stupidity- i never realised chess960 had engines, how good are they???

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Re: Splat!

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Jul 04, 2022 10:51 pm

AlanLlewellyn wrote:
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i never realised chess960 had engines, how good are they???
Presumably as good as normal chess engines, they wouldn't know the difference.
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Re: Splat!

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:21 am

Presumably at least some "normal" chess engines can be adapted for 960?
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Re: Splat!

Post by Neville Twitchell » Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:58 pm

Stupid question I am sure but how do you upload a game here? I have Chessbase8.

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Re: Splat!

Post by LawrenceCooper » Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:55 pm

Neville Twitchell wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:58 pm
Stupid question I am sure but how do you upload a game here? I have Chessbase8.
Open the game you want to upload, click on copy game, paste into the forum post and then add "pgn" with "[]" either side of "pgn" at the start and the same at the end. I just tried that from Chessbase 16 so hope it works with your version.


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Re: Splat!

Post by Neville Twitchell » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:09 pm

I have now uploaded this game in an intelligible form by deleting all commentary. Unfortunately the system is not permitting me to delete this post for some reason. I thought one could always delete one's own posts but apparently not.

Wood,B (1762) - Twitchell,N (1857) [C11]
Sinclair (C&DCCC) Div 2, 2022-3, 19.02.2022
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Re: Splat!

Post by Neville Twitchell » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:16 pm

LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:55 pm
Neville Twitchell wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:58 pm
Stupid question I am sure but how do you upload a game here? I have Chessbase8.
Open the game you want to upload, click on copy game, paste into the forum post and then add "pgn" with "[]" either side of "pgn" at the start and the same at the end. I just tried that from Chessbase 16 so hope it works with your version.

Thanks. Did all that but it doesn't seem to have come out quite right.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Ian Thompson » Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:40 pm

Neville Twitchell wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 7:16 pm
LawrenceCooper wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:55 pm
Neville Twitchell wrote:
Fri Nov 18, 2022 5:58 pm
Stupid question I am sure but how do you upload a game here? I have Chessbase8.
Open the game you want to upload, click on copy game, paste into the forum post and then add "pgn" with "[]" either side of "pgn" at the start and the same at the end. I just tried that from Chessbase 16 so hope it works with your version.
Thanks. Did all that but it doesn't seem to have come out quite right.
I'd create a PGN database in ChessBase (e.g. temp.pgn), copy the game to that database and then open temp.pgn with a text editor. Copy and paste the contents of that file between pgn tags. Note that the closing pgn tag should have a / in it. Click on the pgn button above (when editing) to see what it should look like.

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Re: Splat!

Post by Neville Twitchell » Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:33 am

A very sharp game that ends in a draw, which I played in correspondence recently.
It contains a rare example of the "immortal sacrifice" motif, i.e. the sacrifice of both rooks along the back rank, and moreover is followed by another sacrifice a few moves later. I was compelled to give up the queen to stave off mate.
Another curiosity in the game is Black castling with a White knight on f7. Again must be very rare.

Wood,B (1762) - Twitchell,N (1857) [C11]
Sinclair (C&DCCC) Div 2, 2022-3, 19.02.2022

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Re: Splat!

Post by Neville Twitchell » Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:37 am

I have managed to upload the game properly at last. I had to delete all commentary to enable it. Tried to delete the previous mangled post but it won't allow me to.

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Re: Splat!

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:20 am

Neville Twitchell wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:37 am
Tried to delete the previous mangled post but it won't allow me to.
If you are really bothered, you can edit it down to "comment deleted" or just a full stop.
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Re: Splat!

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:32 am

Neville Twitchell wrote:
Sun Nov 20, 2022 8:33 am
A very sharp game
It certainly was!
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Re: Splat!

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:22 pm

I enjoyed going through the game Neville. Very exciting.

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