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Subject: Re: Olithink @ CCT6

Author: Bob Durrett

Date: 18:00:04 02/01/04

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On February 01, 2004 at 20:55:46, Peter Skinner wrote:

>Well the tournament had it's high and lows. Overall it finished slightly higher
>than the 25th seed it was given at 22nd place.
>In the first round it faced off against Jonny, and after some poor endgame play
>Second round we faced Alarm. Defeated. Plain and simple. Olithink thought it was
>ahead in the game, and never saw the attack until it was to late. So far 0-2 and
>not looking good.
>In the third round we faced SEE. After quite a bit of manuvering, Olithink
>finally got it's first full point og the tournament.
>After feeling good about the previous round, we found out our opponent was
>Dorky, who just the night before was giving us nightmares in games leading up to
>the event. After 84 moves, and down a pawn, suddenly Dorky resigns. No excuse
>why, but a point is a point. (I would still like to know why)
>[D]8/n2r1q2/3p2k1/8/4Q1Pp/5p1P/5B2/4R2K b
>Here is where the tournament went haywire for a moment. The original pairings
>were messed up and Olithink started his game with Bringer, as the website had
>said to. After a good opening, leading +1.45, it was discovered that the pairing
>was indeed wrong, and I would now face Tao. So throw out a game that we were
>winning and thrust into a game that we had a bad opening, and it just followed
>all game. A loss.
>So far 3.0/6.0 on the first day. Not bad considering things. And looking forward
>to day two.
>In the 7th round we faced Chepla. Decent opening, slightly ahead out of book and
>basically ground out a win. 4.0/7.0 and thinking luck was on our side.
>8th round proved to be a killer. Quark simply out played us from beginning to
>end, never really giving us a sniff in the game. Terrific game by Quark.
>Last and final round we end up with Bodo. In the following position Olithink
>thought it was ahead +0.28 moving Qc8.
>[D]1K2R1R1/P1P4P/1P3P2/3pQ3/2p5/Bp1p4/p3br2/1r1k1q2 w
>White moves Qf6, and score instantly drops to -4.55. It missed the tactical shot
>taken here. Olithink resigns 4 moves later.
>So after two days it finished with 4.0/9.0 and ranked #22. It could have been
>worse, but it also could have been much better.

You know, those chess-playing programs never feel elation nor dispair.  They
just keep on plugging away, as calm as a cucumber.

The emotional highs and lows of the programmers, watching their brain child
perform, must be like the heights of Mount Everest and the depths of the deepest
trench in the Pacific Ocean [near Japan, I don't recall the name].

I'm glad I'm not a chess programmer.  I don't want a heart attack!  : )

Bob D.

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