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Fritz on Chessbase
« on: Feb 20th, 2014, 11:15pm »
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Check out the front page of chessbase.com today.
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21st, 2014, 5:38am »
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Nice article.
 
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21st, 2014, 5:40am »
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Good stuff Fritz! For later use, the direct link is: http://en.chessbase.com/post/computer-resistant-chess-variants
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21st, 2014, 8:34am »
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Thanks!  It seems like it even got us a few signups.  Smiley
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21st, 2014, 9:49am »
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Congrats Fritzlein, very nice article.
 
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22nd, 2014, 2:03am »
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Yes, that's a very good article, managing to promote Arimaa without ramming down the reader's throat, and in the context of a wider discussion. Nice one Fritz!  Smiley
 
PS: I was a little shocked at the end to read the Fritz is still a PhD student. For some reason in my head he was a professor  Roll Eyes
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22nd, 2014, 3:48am »
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on Feb 22nd, 2014, 2:03am, robinz wrote:
Yes, that's a very good article, managing to promote Arimaa without ramming down the reader's throat, and in the context of a wider discussion. Nice one Fritz!  Smiley
 
PS: I was a little shocked at the end to read the Fritz is still a PhD student. For some reason in my head he was a professor  Roll Eyes

Getting a PhD is no small matter, sometimes it can take a long time. I've heard of some theses that took a couple of decades to be written.
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 22nd, 2014, 4:21am »
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I'm well aware of that - I did mine full time and still spent nearly 5 years from starting it to actually graduating.
 
(That was 3-and-a-half years ago now, I'm now doing a fairly dull and nowhere near well-paid enough job which has nothing to do with academia. The perils of choosing an esoteric area of pure mathematics for your PhD and then realising that you're not good enough or interested enough to make a career of it Undecided)
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22nd, 2014, 6:50pm »
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on Feb 22nd, 2014, 2:03am, robinz wrote:
Yes, that's a very good article, managing to promote Arimaa without ramming down the reader's throat, and in the context of a wider discussion. Nice one Fritz!  Smiley

 
Thanks, robinz!  I tried to make it interesting enough to a general chess audience to justify talking about Arimaa as much as I did.  I was somewhat repetitive and not very profound, but hopefully I said a few things that were clear and useful.  It is comforting to hear from a chess player that I managed to balance it reasonably well.
 
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PS: I was a little shocked at the end to read the Fritz is still a PhD student. For some reason in my head he was a professor  Roll Eyes

Heh, I do like to teach, but I like being a student better.  I'm sorry to hear that you have to take a job that doesn't use your math.  With any luck, I will still be a student in another ten years!  Smiley
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #9 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 1:33am »
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on Feb 22nd, 2014, 6:50pm, Fritzlein wrote:

 It is comforting to hear from a chess player that I managed to balance it reasonably well.

 
If this was a reference to me, I'm not sure I qualify as a "chess player". I was very keen in my teenage years (for reference, I'm 31 now), but haven't played in around 10 years now and am not remotely interested in taking it up again.
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #10 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 5:50am »
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I only started playing chess around a year ago. Recently I stumbled over Arimaa, which is drawless, balanced chess with cooler rules. Lips Sealed
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #11 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 10:01am »
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on Feb 23rd, 2014, 1:33am, robinz wrote:
If this was a reference to me, I'm not sure I qualify as a "chess player".

Heh, sorry about that.  I got you confused with Robin Swinkels.  Robin is apparently a more common name than I thought.  Smiley
 
I'm still waiting for the first chess grandmaster to say, "I used to be very keen on chess, but now I have given it up for Arimaa."
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« Reply #12 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 10:15am »
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on Feb 23rd, 2014, 10:01am, Fritzlein wrote:
I'm still waiting for the first chess grandmaster to say, "I used to be very keen on chess, but now I have given it up for Arimaa."

 
This event would be probaly a groundbreaking progress for Arimaa. Having a grandmaster on our side may open the door for far more chess players to renegade to the dark side.   Grin
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #13 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 12:45pm »
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If Arimaa had existed for as long as chess, I doubt anyone would want to play the game that is drawn so often and if it is not then heavily favours one side.
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Re: Fritz on Chessbase
« Reply #14 on: Feb 23rd, 2014, 11:23pm »
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In response to the chessbase article, Bram Cohen (creator of bittorrent) proposes a chess variant:
 
https://www.facebook.com/bram.cohen/posts/10153866251195183
 
As an aside, his comments on Arimaa provided the primary impetus for the change to the current rabbit elimination rule.
 
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