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Try to beat Houdini 1.5 with a stronger handicap than the previous poster. If you've beaten Houdini, post your game here and then it's up to the community to beat it with a tougher handicap than you did. I will update a list in the openingpost when someone posted a win.
Rules of play:Every move made by Houdini must have a depth of 19 or more. A tougher handicap can be accomplished by:1) taking away less material from Houdini2) playing with equal material, but starting with black3) playing with equal material, but take away a less usefull piece4) playing with equal material, but let Houdini run every move with a greater depth5) playing with equal handicap but finishing it off in fewer moves.
Examples:1) Houdini - rook > Houdini - Queen2) Houdini - Queen as black > Houdini - Queen as white 3) Houdini - a-pawn > Houdini - b-pawn 4) Houdini - Queen (depth 21) > Houdini - Queen (depth 19) 5) Houdini - Rook in 47 moves > Houdini - Rook in 62 moves
Usefull downloads (both from the download pages of chess.com): - Get Houdini 1.5 here - User interface Arena that is needed to run Houdini
List of wins against Houdini:
- Finalunpurez (white, depth 19, 87 moves): Knight - Elkitch (white, depth 19, 48 moves): Queen + f-pawn - Elkitch (white, depth 19, 70 moves): Queen + (queenside) Bisshop
Slightly ashamed that it took me 3 times :) First one I blundered to much away and all of a sudden we where 0.00 again and in the second one I was mated suddenly.
Depth 19, white, 48 moves
Win with a knight advantage :D
Good stuff finalunpurez.
That's going to be tough. I wont be trying. When I see -3.something I know its the beginning off the end of me :) Added you to the list.
THanks for Houdini Link
That Chess.com download link is OK, but it's only the 32-bit version, and it's the slightly older version 1.5 to boot. If you use the official link on the Houdini site, you'll get version 1.5a, and you'll get both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. (Link just above the "Support" section.)
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