Monthly Archives: November 2016

Halloween again

It has been Halloween again, and like last year I tried setting up my chess program to play the Halloween gambit.
All in all it played 5 games and won all 5. In two of the games the opponent abandoned, probably due to a mixture of losing and knowing that they were playing a computer. That makes the games just seem incomplete. In another game, the opponent took Sidonia (my program) out of book quite early and the game became a long grind.

These are the two remaining games of the 5. My program rips the opponents apart.

Interestingly, FICS has marked these opponents as being programs too; I have only just noticed that. It’s something to look into. FICS is the free internet chess server: the web site where these games took place.