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Date: 04 Nov 2006 23:35:12
From:
Subject: Master level *is* tough to beat
I was having a go with Sanny's famous chess program, and boy, was I
surprised by the latest improvements. The game started like this:

[Event ""]
[Site "getclub.com"]
[Date "2006.11.04"]
[Round "-"]
[White "SannyBot"]
[Black "Zebediah"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bf4 c5 6. dxc5 Qa5 7. Bxb8
Rxb8 8. Qd4 Nd5 9. Qxd5 Bxc3+ 10. Nd2 Bxb2 11. Rd1 Qxa2 12. Ne4 b6
13. f3 Bb7 14. Qxd7 Bxe4 15. fxe4 bxc5 16. Qd5 Qa5+

I was feeling pretty comfortable at this point, thinking that I was on
the
verge of winning some major material. However, my illusions were soon
crushed, as the SannyBot found the amazing resource 17. Qxf7!?!? mate!
Before I even realized what had happened, the board was gone and the
SannyBot had chalked up a win for itself.

Now a purist might quibble with 17. Qxf7 mate on the grounds that

1. it isn't a legal move
2. it isn't mate

but I have to admire the brutal efficiency of the solution, which
reminds
me somewhat of the old sweep-all-the-pieces-off-the-board method of
simplification. And in a way, it is only just, since in the previous
game,
the SannyBot incredibly placed a piece on its King's only flight
square,
not just overlooking but actually creating a mate in one.

The program now seems to be improved to such a degree that its play
is completely beyond my comprehension, so I don't think that I will try
sparring with it again any time soon. Good luck to the others.

Zeb





 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 05:28:27
From:
Subject: Re: This Program Error will be removed soon.
Sorry for hijacking this tread, but starting a new one would be worse,
I think.
Sanny, a while ago I sent you a long email with some suggested
improvements to your program and a few random comments. I didn't get a
reply, so I assume it got lost somewhere.
Would it be better to post it here?

Phil



  
Date: 06 Nov 2006 15:40:50
From: Terry
Subject: Re: This Program Error will be removed soon.

<[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Sorry for hijacking this tread, but starting a new one would be worse,
> I think.
> Sanny, a while ago I sent you a long email with some suggested
> improvements to your program and a few random comments. I didn't get a
> reply, so I assume it got lost somewhere.
> Would it be better to post it here?
>
> Phil
>

Yes please . some of us would like to look :-)

Regards

Terry




 
Date: 06 Nov 2006 00:58:33
From: Sanny
Subject: This Program Error will be removed soon.
> I was feeling pretty comfortable at this point, thinking that I was on
> the
> verge of winning some major material. However, my illusions were soon
> crushed, as the SannyBot found the amazing resource 17. Qxf7!?!? mate!
> Before I even realized what had happened, the board was gone and the
> SannyBot had chalked up a win for itself.
>
> Zeb

Thanks Zeb, for telling us the Mistake. This Mistake will be removed
soon. The Programmers are working to find why this happened.

I am sure, This Program Error will be removed in 2-3 days.

Once the Program Error will be Removed your Ratings will be corrected.

Bye
Sanny

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