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I think your computer opponent is using a human.
Sorry you're having troubles with the computer. Can you please let me know what type of browser and operating system you're using so that I can try to replicate the problem?
Thanks for your help!
I think the support staff were simply stating that aspects of your system/browser may be non-typical and may have triggered some sort of bug/error that isn't commonly seen by most users.
The more information you can give them, the more quickly they can replicate/characterize/analyze it to find a solution for you and possibly others.
Come on Bill, calm down and think this through logically. This is a browser based application and very sensitive to what the user's equipment is. Does no good to shout "fix it" at the staff without giving them the information to do so.
I haven't experienced the problem raised b the OP, but I would be interested to hear if some people have experienced the following issue with computer opponents on ches.com: when playing against a computer opponent of a given ranking, I find that after winning a game (or two) the program plays stronger against me in subsequent games. Is there an algorithm (that makes the computer play stonger) to keep people from buliding rating points by repeatedly beating down a weak computer opponent or am I just psyched out about this?
um... so what is "Computer Thinking" anyway?
In Bill's defense: I just tried to run a simulated "my PC engine vs. Chess.com's Expert" game and noticed it hang right about the time some serious butt-hurt was about to occur (my dedicated PC's engine was evidently winning).
Been stuck in this position for over 5 minutes so far (all other moves occurred in less than 20-30 seconds).
My OS is Win7 32-bit, running on Chrome. Java 7 update 25 if it helps the support staff.
Here's where it hung:
In summary => I now reinforce my 1st comment in this thread : I think my computer opponent is using a human. :)
I've been waiting for the computer to move for a couple hours now -_-
Browser: Google Chrome
OS: Windows 8 64-bit
What's more, when I go to copy the PGN text, it lists black as "Computer-Hard" (when it should say Expert instead of Hard).
Beyond the three hour mark now and I'm tired of waiting. My brilliant moves must have broken the computer (lol...not). I think I'll just finish the game against Fruit and post it here when its (finally) over.
While I was finishing up against Fruit, I had left the browser tab open in case the actual Chess.com computer decided it was ready to make a move. It had: Kxg7. After playing Qg5+ (the same response as in the ending against Fruit), the computer started "thinking" again and hasn't stopped since.
Thank you for your comment. Please note that it is just not me. It is difficult to obtain a computer with STRONG chess programming. This is why I mentioned it; always looking for an improvement.
So a day now has gone by and I was finally able to complete the game against the actual Chess.com computer. Same end, different means, along with a very peculiar bug in the program that may be a contributing factor to the excruciating wait time for the computer to make a move. Here is the final result (without asistance from Fruit):
As you should have read in the analysis, computer moves 30-35 each took about an hour on top of the three hours I waiting for move 29. More over, the computer failed to recognize that the same position had been repeated three times, at which point the game should have ended automatically in a draw. I'm not sure if these two issues are related to one another, but it may be worth looking in to.
Well, the PROBLEM is BACK. Computer Thinking, Computer Thinking, Computer Thinking. It is hung. This normally occurs when the Computer is in a losing or compromising position and does not want to make a definite LOSING move with normal play. Only occurs at the Expert + Level. I have waited over 72 hours in the past so when its hung - its hung. Please check my login Computer GAME to see the actual problem - first hand. Thank you.
Interestingly enough, 5 minutes after my Posting the Computer Moved. I estimate the waiting time about 1 hour 50 minutes. I do not know what you did; however, thank you.
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