15768 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
For the moment it seems that Houdini 3 and Houdini 3 Pro have been created for analysis to get the very best possible move in any analyzed position, but that it was not considered needed to make the play mode take systematically the first line of Houdini 3's analysis as its move each time. As everybody seems to point out, when you play against Houdini 3 at max level and then a few minutes later analyze the game, you can see it did not play the best moves it itself recommends. That's obvious from the very first game played.
That's strange to me and so I have asked why that is, and how hard it would be to make the maximum playing mode "simply" be the first line of the analysis of each move. Of course some kind of opening has to be included to save analysis time, maybe that's the problem. Maybe it's not as simple as it sounds.
I'm assuming that this is communication to you from a Chess King representative? The information is a bit odd, as it seems to imply that the problem originates with the Houdini engine and not the Chess King GUI. However, this might just be due to the rep's ignorance of the issues, or even willful misdirection (not wanting to 'fess up - let's just keep obfuscating the facts, etc.). I seriously doubt that the problem comes from the engine itself, unless Houdart went to the trouble of making a special Houdini version just for Chess King. (I would be surprised if he did that.)
Anyway, I would be interested in knowing the results of the investigation and how Chess King decides to resolve the problem.
Yes---this is from the Chess King representative, Diego. He also indicated surprise that when he input the Two Knights' Defense, his Houdini also played the blunder---4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke8? so the problem does not appear restricted to my computer.
Since Houdini 3 likely does not play a perfect game, then yes I think it CAN be beaten. The real question is WILL it be beaten. My guess is it will be when Houdini 4 comes out
Or maybe when Sloughterchess 2 arrives.
Wooden Staunton Chess
by UpcountryRain 3 minutes ago
What did I do wrong?
by Funkotron 5 minutes ago
5/30/2015 - Full Out Assault
by TomHaegin 6 minutes ago
How can I become an SA in my group?
by IndianKnight07 7 minutes ago
Why the Chinese are smarter than others?
by PHudson 7 minutes ago
Buying Alekhine My best games 1908 - 1937
by EscherehcsE 15 minutes ago
What if you went to a live tournament and no one came except for you?
by pickchua5 18 minutes ago
by pickchua5 19 minutes ago
Pseudo-Ruy Lopez attack against Philidor defence
by lolurspammed 24 minutes ago
Sick and tired of playing low rated players.
by rudscoe 24 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!