Best Losing Chess Players 

  • Best human players
  • Best programs
  • Comments
  • Top 20 Human Players
    # Handle Rating Real name, homepage
    1. nabla 2440
    Fabrice Liardet
    2. pminear 2433
    Peter Minear
    3. Joost 2360
    Joost Beltman
    4. Caturman 2319
    Vincent Geerlings
    5. luvk 2316
     
    6. Volker 2274
     
    7. Sandstrom 2251
    Fredrik Sandström
    8. zibba 2244
     
    9. thabit 2200
     
    10. biltv 2196
     
    11. witzar 2193
     
    12. StanGold 2185
    Stanislav Goldovski
    13. Aleksey 2178
     
    14. giantfish 2177
    Karl Chen
    15. brainoffury 2128
     
    16. Braciak 2122
     
    17. ELFEO 2111
    Olle Reuterhall
    18. chesssgod 2106
    Frederick S. Rhine
    19. GreatBear 2093
     
    20. siamesedream 2084
     
     


    Top Programs
    #
    Handle
    Rating
    Hardware, Hash Tables
    Authors, info
    1.
    ascp
    2694
    AMD K6-233, 10MB
    'angrim'
    2.
    Wizard
    2620
    AMD K6-233, 1-8MB
    Stanislav Goldovski
    3.
    pindakaas
    2602
    P-233, 2MB
    Johan Bosman
    4.
    OliPow
    2488
    DEC Alpha 433(sometimes shared with 1-2 other users), 24 MB
    Oliver Brausch
    5.
    Ominous
    2485
    P-100, 32 MB
    'Tempus'
    6.
    smate
    2372
    Sun Ultra 5 Sparc, no hash tables
    homepage
    7.
    BugChess
    2263
    P-233, 64MB
    'hof', 'Hajewiet'
    8.
    sloppy
    1594
    (weakened 'OliPow'. <finger> for more info)
    Oliver Brausch
    9.
    grumpy
    1429
    (more weakened 'OliPow'. <finger> for more info)
    Oliver Brausch
     


    Comments

    Unfortunately, unlike for chess, there is only one rating for Suicide on the FICS, regardless of time control. Obviously, many players show very different performance when playing with 'lightning' or 'blitz' time controls, and when they play slower games. That makes the ratings much less informative. So far, the admins have been deaf to our requests to divide the ratings. If you also feel this has to be done - please message 'amn' (on FICS), who is going to present the list of supporters to the admins. (Also, if you prefer slower games, join the unofficial slow Suicide channel - 111!)

    Even worse this affects computer ratings. The ratings of most programs are primarily achieved in very fast games (3min/game and less), where, as is well known, computers are incomparably superior to humans. Already with 15-20min/game, top humans perform just a bit worse than top programs, and I daresay it is to expect that no program yet could compete well with best players under tournament (e.g. 2h/game) time controls. While it is even easier than in chess to make the program tactically strong, the programmers are confronted with extreme difficulties in strategic evaluation, primarily because of highly game phase- and position- dependent piece values, and general 'non-materialistic' character of Losing Chess.
    (See also: Basic LC principles)


      Back to the Losing Chess Page index
     
    If you want me to put your real name, e-mail, or any other info about you here, e-mail me!