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Houdini playing the King's Gambit

  • #1

    Out of curiosity, I decided to watch my favorite chess program play a highly aggressive opening. The result is below:

  • #2

    20. Bxf5

  • #3

    20. Bxf5 loses to Qh2# :)

  • #4

    Didn't see the bishop, sorry

  • #5

    And another game, proving that not all endgames in the King's Gambit favor Black:

  • #6
    Timothy_P wrote:

    Didn't see the bishop, sorry

    Not even a GM can spot a tactic Houdini misses.

  • #7

    That's why I study with it a lot, haha

  • #8

    Wow. Great games!

  • #9

    Are you interested in seeing more, from different opening positions? If anyone wants some more, I'd be happy to spend the time finding some good ones!

  • #10

    I'll do any opening position on request, and I also have most* of the 15th edition of Modern Chess Openings.

    *The about 400 of the 800 pages are left. It's been through a lot.

  • #11

    If you could do Queen's Gambit and Evan's Gambit whenever you get a chance (Houdini as white both times) that would be awesome. Thanks!

  • #12

    I just did the Evan's Gambit -- I'll work on the Queen's Gambit soon. This game is absolutely beautiful.


                                              Houdini plays the Evan's Gambit

  • #13

    This game convinced me that Houdini can create an attack out of literally anything. I couldn't believe my eyes when it pulled off this checkmate. Enjoy!


                                     Houdini plays the Queen's Gambit

  • #14

    If 24 ... Bxg7, then 25. gxh7+ Kg8 26. Nf6+, right? I'm using my own guesswork here.

  • #15

    What country is this Houdini guy from ?  I think I can take him.

  • #16

    Houdini's the world's best chess program. If you want to set up a correspondence game, I can private message you my email address. Just note that if it's interesting enough, I'll post it on here... :)

  • #17

    You know that Houdini is a computer program, right? And you can't beat it.

  • #18

    In correspondence chess, he actually might be able to. It all depends on how far and accurately he analyzes. He could theoretically draw or even win, but it would take a LOT of work. To even the playing field, I could agree to limit Houdini's playing strength, which I can do so by either limiting the search depth (how far it looks ahead) or the time it takes to consider each position (self-explanatory). For example, each game I posted above had both players thinking for six seconds each move. I chose this limit to save time. If you want to play against Houdini with it slightly limited in its abilities, I'll be happy to do so. However, since I do want to keep things interesting, I won't set limits that will make it play like a fool.

  • #19

    asum game!!!!!

  • #20

    How long before one could buy Houdini on an open market? 

    Is it possible someday you think, that Houdini II or III could play at a 3500 level?


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