The Vino v Johnstown Chess Express

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Man, I can't understand that interface. I just fast forwarded it. Shows 0-1 black. I'm assuming black is Vino? So you're what now 6-1 or something versus Johnstown?
 
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Man, I can't understand that interface. I just fast forwarded it. Shows 0-1 black. I'm assuming black is Vino? So you're what now 6-1 or something versus Johnstown?
It was 5-0. We alternated between black and white.

There's a running tally at the bottom. If you click on one it'll bring that particular game up and then you can scroll through the moves.
 
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It was 5-0. We alternated between black and white.

There's a running tally at the bottom. If you click on one it'll bring that particular game up and then you can scroll through the moves.
For some reason, I thought I read you were 5-1 somewhere, and I thought with this win you'd be 6-1. I saw the tally at the bottom. This is a live feed of that, right?
 
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For some reason, I thought I read you were 5-1 somewhere, and I thought with this win you'd be 6-1. I saw the tally at the bottom. This is a live feed of that, right?
Not a live feed but a link to all the games we've played. I'm sure it could be a live feed if Downstown were to pluck up the courage again for another game.
 
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Johnstown

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I personally still think you are running a engine but I will play "you" again if we bring it up to a 3 minute game.
 
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Not a live feed but a link to all the games we've played. I'm sure it could be a live feed if Downstown were to pluck up the courage again for another game.
It has like play buttons and shit. Sorry, not live feed, but a replay of all the moves, etc.?
 

Johnstown

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It has like play buttons and shit. Sorry, not live feed, but a replay of all the moves, etc.?
All the moves are recorded.


I still think "Thunder Road" was set up to play on a AI.

The reason I feel this is the name was brand new....even though Vino claimed to play on that site all the time.


Also Vino avoided playing me forever....

Then one day out of nowhere took up the challenge...but only if I play him on that specific site... again the site he claimed to play on all the time...yet his name had no previous games attached to it.
 
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All the moves are recorded.


I still think "Thunder Road" was set up to play on a AI.

The reason I feel this is the name was brand new....even though Vino claimed to play on that site all the time.


Also Vino avoided playing me forever....

Then one day out of nowhere took up the challenge...but only if I play him on that specific site... again the site he claimed to play on all the time...yet his name had no previous games attached to it.
:conf

I don't fucking know shit about chess. I just assumed you were the best on this site at it since you said you taught it or something. I was surprised by the results, honestly, but at the same time, I don't care to watch that shit or attempt to mess with that interface. This shit is more difficult than some of the networks I work on, and those interfaces are straight garbage-tier. It's saying something when I'm struggling with an interface.

IIRC, I think Yahoo has chess. That one is so much more simpler and the interface is easy. I remember my cousin was playing that after he got out of jail and learned to play it.
 

Johnstown

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:conf

I don't fucking know shit about chess. I just assumed you were the best on this site at it since you said you taught it or something. I was surprised by the results, honestly, but at the same time, I don't care to watch that shit or attempt to mess with that interface. This shit is more difficult than some of the networks I work on, and those interfaces are straight garbage-tier. It's saying something when I'm struggling with an interface.

IIRC, I think Yahoo has chess. That one is so much more simpler and the interface is easy. I remember my cousin was playing that after he got out of jail and learned to play it.
There are a million online options to play on. Vino insisted this was the only one he could play on.


There are various programs you can get that will "play for you" even on speed games (I agreed to a speed game because I figured that would at least keep him from manually using a computer and inputting moves).
The thing is these programs only work on certain interfaces.

Hence why (I believe) Vino insisted on this site.
 
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Just had a look out of curiosity, I'm almost 100% that its 2 humans playing with no shenanigans.

For example, in the last game Vino hangs a piece in the opening almost straight away & then misses a simple win when the white king & queen are lined up on the e-file

Its bullet so obviously lots of errors & blunders, Vino just played faster & better imho
 

Johnstown

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Just had a look out of curiosity, I'm almost 100% that its 2 humans playing with no shenanigans.

For example, in the last game Vino hangs a piece in the opening almost straight away & then misses a simple win when the white king & queen are lined up on the e-file

Its bullet so obviously lots of errors & blunders, Vino just played faster & better imho
Fair statement and I considered that.


I can assure you that my ego is able to grasp that I am not a master level player...and that there is a good chance that there are players better than I on this forum.

Again the only reason I think Vino was cheating was because of the unusual conditions he seemed to require (the game being played on this site for example, fact that he avoided playing me but than suddenly seeked me out)

As far as the blunders in the last game...

My guess is Vino simply changed the setting of the program he was using. Most of them have that option.

He likely did it as a way to refute any claims he was cheating.