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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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I have a new chess program: Chess

It uses the "Garbochess" engine for the (very strong) computer player, but there is also Easy and Medium settings.

Could you let me know how it works for you and if there are any problems.

Also try to beat it, and let me know if I have Easy, Medium and Hard well chosen.

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**Jai Ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Hi MathsIsFun,

I am a below average chess player. I chose the setting 'Medium'. I was beaten in the 10th move!

The setting works perfectly well in my case.

The summary of the game: 1. Nc3 e5 2. e4 Nc6 3. g4 Bc5 4. f3 Qh4+ 5. Ke2 Nd4+ 6. Kd3 Nf6 7. Be2 O-O 8. b3 b6 9. a4 Ba6+ 10. Ke3 Nf5#

In my opinion, the program works remarkably well!

Ganesh.

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**SteveB****Member**- Registered: 2013-03-07
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Hi MathsIsFun,

I tried playing one game of easy, medium and hard.

I won against easy and medium, but lost against hard.

The game worked fine and produces a challenging skill level.

I did think that with easy and medium the move is played so quickly that

it was hard to see what move had been played sometimes, except that

there is always the text of the game below to look at which tells you what

has been played. Anyway it works very well and produces a good game.

Stephen

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Thanks ganesh and Stephen.

I could introduce a small delay.

Could Medium be a little harder do you think?

I could also have more difficulty levels. Beginner, Medium, Challenging, Hard, Extreme.

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi MathsIsFun,

More levels would be good. From medium to hard is a big jump.

Bob

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I agree with the comments above: the game works just fine, and I think the difficulty levels are about right. The computer does move very quickly after you move, so occasionally I found myself pressing undo just to see what the computer did -- it might be better if you could either include a delay, or perhaps highlight the two squares involved in the computer's move with a little coloured border around them (which I prefer).

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**Mathegocart****Member**- Registered: 2012-04-29
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Hmmm... all I have to say is that Garbochess seems like a misnomer.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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Hmm.. the medium and the easy levels are too easy for me but the hard level is hard... Good!

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**tysgamin****Novice**- Registered: 2024-01-26
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The game doesn't have a draw by repetition and when i made the same moves 6 six times the bot just gave up and let me mate him, this was the hard bot heres the game-

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. Qxd4 Nc6 4. Qa4 d6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Nf3 Qc7 7. Be3 g6 8. Nc3 Bg7 9. Nd5 Qc8 10. O-O-O e6 11. Nb4 Nxb4 12. Qxb4 Bxb5 13. Qxb5+ Ke7 14. Qb4 Qd7 15. Rxd6 Qxd6 16. Bc5 Undo2 Undo2 Nf6 17. Qxd6+ Ke8 18. Qb4 Qc6 19. e5 Nd5 20. Qh4 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Bxe5 22. Nxe5 Undo2 Rc8 23. c3 b5 24. Kb1 b4 25. Qxb4 f6 26. Rd6 Qc5 27. Qxc5 Rxc5 28. Rxe6+ Kf7 29. Ra6 fxe5 30. Rxa7+ Kf6 31. Rd1 Rb8 32. Rd6+ Kf5 33. Rf7+ Ke4 34. Rxg7 Rcb5 35. b3 Ra8 36. c4 Rba5 37. Rxh7 Rxa2 38. Rxg6 Rf2 39. Re7 Raa2 40. Rxe5+ Kd3 41. Nd4 Rfb2+ 42. Kc1 Rf2 43. Kb1 Rfb2+ 44. Kc1 Rf2 45. Kb1 Rfb2+ 46. Kc1 Rf2 47. Kb1 Rfb2+ 48. Kc1 Rf2 49. Kb1 Rfb2+ 50. Kc1 Rd2 51. Nc2 Raxc2+ 52. Kb1 Rd1#

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