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Shredder and Chess Puzzles

Postby imreallylousy » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:30 pm

I have the Burt Hochberg "Award Winning Chess Problems" It gives exclusively white to mate in two problems. Since Imreallylousy, I find most of them difficult. I've set them up in Shredder but it seems not to be able to handle them. Am I asking too much of Shredder??
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Re: Shredder and Chess Puzzles

Postby energy » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:15 pm

imreallylousy wrote:I have the Burt Hochberg "Award Winning Chess Problems" It gives exclusively white to mate in two problems. Since Imreallylousy, I find most of them difficult. I've set them up in Shredder but it seems not to be able to handle them. Am I asking too much of Shredder??

Lol!

I think this must be a PEBKAC...

There is no way that a current chess engine can't solve a mate in two in no-time. It's just a matter of trying all possible moves.
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Re: Shredder and Chess Puzzles

Postby gmiller » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:21 am

Depends on what you mean by "not being able to handle them". It might find a mate in three or four and stop looking, but it should still find a mate. But it's not uncommon for an engine to stop searching when it finds any forced mate, not necessarily the one in the least number of moves.
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Re: Shredder and Chess Puzzles

Postby ramawolf » Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:52 am

imreallylousy wrote: ... I've set them up in Shredder but it seems not to be able to handle them. Am I asking too much of Shredder??

You have an example for a 'Mate in Two' that your engine could not handle/solve?
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