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#1 2017-07-22 14:29:59

MathsIsFun
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Chess

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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#2 2017-07-22 19:44:51

Jai Ganesh
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Re: Chess

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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#3 2017-07-22 21:23:46

SteveB
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Re: Chess

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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#4 2017-07-22 21:54:23

MathsIsFun
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Re: Chess

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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#5 2017-07-23 00:36:09

Bob
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Re: Chess

hi MathsIsFun,

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

Bob


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#6 2017-07-23 02:20:33

zetafunc
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Re: Chess

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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#7 2017-07-23 05:32:12

Mathegocart
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Re: Chess

Hmmm... all I have to say is that Garbochess seems like a misnomer.


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#8 2017-07-23 22:21:50

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Re: Chess

Hmm.. the medium and the easy levels are too easy for me but the hard level is hard... Good!


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#9 2024-01-26 06:53:24

tysgamin
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Re: Chess

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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