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if the computer ever gets a dial-up modem and a tic tac toe program, watchout!
you can play the impossible computer rated right? if so, at what rating level do you have to achieve before this ploy stops working? is it 2400 or was that just a random number?
"my computer beat me in chess. but it was no match for me in kickboxing". :P
That's an Emo Phillips quote. A very good one indeed.
Personally, I don't think that what you did was such a waste of time as some people say here.
Well, speaking as "some people" (is that a snide way of calling me fat?), I still say it was a waste of time. Unless the OP takes the next step and gets a bunch of people to go on doing that against the comp until you lower its rating sufficiently to make it simply disappear from view altogether. Now that would be a triumph of spamming play.
guess who just beat the 2550 computer three times in a row....:D
free rating points for the win.
That is a great post! It does show a serious flaw with the computer... Curious though. If you changed it to a 5 minute game, would it respond the same?
Tonydal, if I did anything to annoy/offend you, please believe me.
@BwileyjaxIf I played 5 minute it would beat my passive position within 30 moves, with under a second to move though, it is not able to work out what it needs to do.
im confused, when i play, the computer still moves very fast..it's impossible to win on time.
I played a game similar to this against GM Bogoljubow on Chessmaster. He and I were locked behind a wall of pawns. We both had moves behind them. I thought I had all of my bases covered after being grossly ahead on time and that I could just move back and forth until the 3+ hrs ran out but, I overlooked one small detail. He broke my chain and then me rather quickly. It was fun while it lasted. I could have defended it but, I got careless and bored with all of that time to kill. I want to try it again sometime. I like the idea of doing the same basic thing you were doing to the computer, even if it has time to think.
I just occurred to me that if you can beat the impossible computer like this, then why can't you use the same method to win nearly every single game of bullet against everyone. That wouldn't really be chess, but its interesting that it seems like you could achieve a high rating like this. (But who would want to do that).
Anyway, I think this was a pretty cool discovery. Very clever.
I think that one major difference between a computer and a person is that, a person will play a line with the sole intention of trying to beat a timer. A computer only seems to be programmed to formulate a winning line of moves and play them as quickly as it can, within the time it is allowed.
Hence, the person will see this strategy another person has employed and make a drastic sacrifice if necessary just to put themselves in a postion to catch their opponent off guard or put all of their eggs into one basket to wreck their plan and force them to take the time to think, even if they get checkmated in the process. An analogy would be going down swinging in a fight, thinking it is your only chance to win. The computer by contrast will only continue to plan a winning line according to your moves, regardless of the actual strategy behind them.
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