On Jan 13, 2:08=A0am, Sanny <softtank...@hotmail.com > wrote:
Date: 12 Jan 2009 23:56:43|
From: help bot
Subject: Re: GetClub reaches new heights.
> So if you want to play a player as strong as Help Bot and Taylor
> Kingston then just play a game with Beginner Level. As Beginner Level
> plays as good as Help Bot whose rating is roughly 1900.
Huh? My rating is in the 2000-2100 range--
that's nearly a class higher than even the
made- up number assigned to Beginner level.
> Help Bot thinks for 1 min / move while Beginner plays the same move in
> just 8 sec. So GetClub thinks 8 times faster than "Help Bot".
This may be true, but... Beginner level lives,
eats and breathes only chess, whereas I often
get up and leave my computer, eat Fritos corn
chips, breathe air and switch to other tabs in
Windows. If you took all my "thinking time"
and divided it by the number of my moves,
then you are counting the time I am not even
at the board!
Quick: who played "Andy Griffith" in the TV
series, The Andy Griffith Show? Stumped?
It was...(drumroll) Andy Griffith. See-- I think
even faster than GetClub; I just can't calculate
or execute chess moves quite so quickly as a
> I am looking for a few more games by Help Bot with Beginner Level and
> see how Beginner beats him quickly. Help Bot can survive Beginner
> Level only if he thinks 1 min / move while Beginner is playing 8 sec /
GetClub has gotten significantly stronger;
however, it may be that in certain games, I
never happen to hit upon one of the many
serious problems with the program's
position scoring. In some games, I smack
right into one or more of them and win quite
> From my last experience when GetClub is improved I find Help Bot too
> has improved. Lets see if this time Help Bot can keep up the
Well, I had one game in which I allowed a
very obvious pawn fork-- and from that point,
I have indeed "improved". LOL
But generally speaking, I am not getting
better but rather, more and more I find
myself missing tactical shots the program
never used to see; this could be the ill
effects of having practiced so much against
a weak opponent (the old GetClub program)
...or it could be old age ...or it could be the
new, "hypermodern" style is giving me far
fewer opportunities to pin things to the
enemy King and win effortlessly, as I used
to. Recall that in the old days, every
"gambit" I tried worked due to GetClub's
horrible defensive skills.
Now the program is giving me a much
tougher time of it.
-- help bot