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Member since Sep-03-07
I'm a little frog who thinks dilbert is cool. I particularly like the dog.

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- Serious sportsmen within the field of mental arts should not leave the transmission of electrical impulses in the brain to chance (Hans Arild Runde (kibitz #5452))

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   frogbert has kibitzed 16317 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Dec-14-17 London Chess Classic (2017) (replies)
frogbert: It's actually quite similar what happened when Carlsen broke away from the pack at around 2800 and leapt to 2880+ and what happened when Kasparov did the same from ca 2775 and briefly up to 2850+. The biggest difference was that Carlsen had more players to break away from. It's a ...
   Dec-13-17 AlphaZero - Stockfish (2017) (replies)
frogbert: <But maybe it is par for the course for computer "science."> It shouldn't be, and it's also way beyond par from what I'm used to from the area of computer science, <schweigzwang>. There's no way I can reproduce or test DeepMind's results based on their Ğarticleğ. In ...
   Dec-12-17 Carlsen vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: I assumed, during the game, that his entire idea playing that line was to simplify to a holdable position, even a pawn down - so yes, I agree. The point is that he could have an easier draw by playing something else, like Rea3 instead, not playing a pawn down. He also admitted that
   Dec-12-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: <Olavi: If a human beats another 100-0, you can trust that (s)he is better in everything about chess, some specialities excluded. But that's still not the case with engines. Some quite normal positions are handled better by say a well read IM, e.g. me, than Stockfish> In ...
   Dec-11-17 Caruana vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: Meanwhile, Anand has blundered after being under some pressure, and So is winning his first game of the event. Incidentally, it will also be his last win. ;)
   Dec-10-17 Carlsen vs Adams, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: <Mirovsk> When black played b3, he handed over the initiative to white. Kb8? was the decisive mistake - after that, the evaluation changed from roughly equal to winning for white. Adams also lost a defendable rook ending a pawn down against Nepo. In that game, playing fxg5? ...
   Dec-08-17 AlphaZero vs Stockfish, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: Stockfish was crippled in a couple of senses: 1) afaik it didn't use an opening book or endgame tables 2) using a fixed time limit per move instead of a time control with the same average time per move (say, 1 minute) is detrimental to Stockfish, because it can't fully exploit its
   Dec-08-17 M Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana, 2017 (replies)
frogbert: <Neither of these players look like teenagers anymore> Given that they're 27 and 25 respectively, it's not really *that* surprising. ;)
   Dec-08-17 Magnus Carlsen (replies)
frogbert: < It had nothing, no human input at all, except the rules of the game.> Well, <alexmagnus> - we don't know how much space/storage that AlphaZero uses to represent the result of its self-learning. (The article doesn't say, does it?) One can argue that a neural ...
   Dec-07-17 Stockfish (Computer) (replies)
frogbert: <Hence, we're left with the line 23... Qh6 24. Re8 Qf6 25. Rae1 Kg8 26. Rxf8+ Qxf8 27. Qd4! and white is again winning.> And here, my Stockfish doesn't find the important move 27. Qd4 within one minute - and Qd4 actually works due to a second piece sacrifice (Bd5+). :) I hope
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