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Beat Houdini 1.5 with a stronger Handicap

  • #1

    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 Houdini
    2) playing with equal material, but starting with black
    3) playing with equal material, but take away a less usefull piece
    4) playing with equal material, but let Houdini run every move with a greater depth
    5) playing with equal handicap but finishing it off in fewer moves.

    1) Houdini - rook > Houdini - Queen
    2) 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 

  • #2


    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

  • #3

    Win with a knight advantage :D

  • #4

    Good stuff finalunpurez.

  • #5

    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.

  • #6

    THanks for Houdini Link

  • #7
    jrjulius2004 wrote:

    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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