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Bogoljub Teverovski    (2013-10-01)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

I wonder if usage of the endgame tablebases are permitted or prohibited for n0-engines tournaments?

Philip Roe    (2013-10-03 21:01:42)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments


When you enter the tournament by clicking on the waiting list, you are told that "chess engines, databases and opening books are strictly forbidden". I guess the idea is to reproduce OTB conditions as closely as possible.

Bogoljub Teverovski    (2013-10-05 00:38:01)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

To reproduce otb conditions and to tell them from correspondence (analytical!) chess is not possible with the time controls in days. The key difference is thinking in mind instead of pushing pieces during analysis.

Sebastian Boehme    (2013-10-06 11:54:52)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

Engines do calculate moves within a game, tablebases already have these moves available, but where calculated before by some super computers.
In my understanding tablebases should be forbidden in non-engine chess then too.

Thibault de Vassal    (2013-10-08 11:19:10)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

Yes, it is forbidden too... maybe I'll have to specify it in the rules.

Lazaro Munoz    (2013-10-14 15:43:45)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

But most endgame books (I assume books are allowed) these days use tablebase results, for that matter so do many opening books on computer analysis results.

Bogoljub Teverovski    (2013-10-18 12:10:38)
Tablebases and no-engines tournaments

If books and databases are forbidden too, so, these events should be entitled as "zero-knowledge" tournaments instead of no-engines.





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