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On 2022-09-25 at 12:31,
On 2022-09-25 at 12:53,
Does not work--
On 2022-09-25 at 17:22,
does not work? I'm not convinced:
That is pretty tight, and it's a long line and I probably missed something. But it takes advantage of that mid-board threat. That enables you to be more conservative in crossing the quadrant. For example, I think I might have tried:
but I have not analyzed this exhaustively. I'd like to know what the bot thinks.
On 2022-09-25 at 17:48,
The bot says |
is winning for black.
On 2022-09-25 at 18:07,
This is going to be a stupid question, but here goes. How does a mere mortal like me learn what the bot says?
On 2022-09-25 at 19:55,
Alan, sorry I missed your post while I was writing mine. This might take a couple of hours.
Loren, your "learn what the bot says" could be taken two ways.
If you mean, how do I learn to play as well as the bot, perhaps you could install the bot on your PC for practice. There is a recent thread on LG that discusses this. This is arguably better than just playing Twixtbot on LG because you can choose how much time it takes per move, and you can take a first move handicap. That's what I do and I still usually lose.
If you mean how do I find out what the bot would do, again you might install it on your machine.
On 2022-09-25 at 23:55,
Loren, your main forum thread is here:
or perhaps you can save time by going directly here:
Personally, I have done NONE of this, since I find all this software stuff to be totally brain numbing. However, a bunch of other folks HAVE, so hopefully you can find this all helpful.
On 2022-09-26 at 02:12,
?? This is a rare bot error. Black can win with
. I backed up and took over for white.
(White is threatening M5)
Now I let the bot play both sides again.
and white wins. But it occurred to me that black should not have played G16. After
white does not get the opportunity to play F11 with tempo, which was crucial for white in the above variation. So I believe black wins with H8 after all. For example
This demonstrates how fallible the bot is, especially in such a long line. So please do question everything here.
the bot agrees with Alan's line, after lots of faffing around on the right side. The threat of white M5 (see the above variation that was winning for white) does not help white here.
Yeah, sure, |
also wins. The bot line goes
and Alan's line probably also works.
On 2022-09-26 at 03:12,
Thank you to everyone who gave me information on how to get the "Twixt Bot." I am afraid when I go to GitHub I am lost. The windows installer link says it is expired, and the rest seems to assume I know things I do not. If anyone can translate without too much effort I would be grateful, but I will keep trying to decipher the stevens68/twixtbot-ui link in the mean time.
On 2022-09-26 at 09:43,
Loren, go back to the Forum page above and post this question there. Way more people will see the question over there than over here - even the developers of the Twixtbot gui. I expect that somebody there can help you out with the technical details.
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