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Submission #5469: Valentin_Svet's SNES The Chessmaster "Checkmate ,Variant Standart, KI Standart " in 02:36.08

Console: Super NES
Game name: The Chessmaster
Game version: USA
ROM filename: The Chessmaster (U).snes
Branch: Checkmate ,Variant Standart, KI Standart
Emulator: Snes9X v1.52-rr (svn184)
Movie length: 02:36.08
FrameCount: 9380
Re-record count: 789
Author's real name: Valentin Svet
Author's nickname: Valentin_Svet
Submitter: Valentin_Svet
Submitted at: 2017-04-14 10:47:16
Text last edited at: 2017-04-18 21:57:44
Text last edited by: Masterjun
Download: Download (1623 bytes)
Status: decision: rejected
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Author's comments and explanations:
The Chessmaster is a chess playing Computer. It was published for the SNES. (year 1991) The Chessmaster use a chess engine called "The King". "The King" was written by Johan de Koning of the Netherlands.
Game objectives is checkmate the black King.

Emulator used: Snes9X v1.52-rr (svn184)

1. I used fot analysis Stockfish8. (This is a chess) 2. You can't beat the game with the "Shepherd's train". 3. All moves:

    1)e4 e5
    2)♘f3 ♘c6
    3)♗b5 ♘f6
    4)O-O a6
    5)♗xc6 dxc6
    6)♘xe5 ♘xe4
    7)♖e1 ♕d4
    8)♘f3 ♕xf2+
    9)♔h1 ♗f5
   10)♘c3 ♖d8
   11)♘xe4 ♗xe4
   12)♖xe4+ ♗e7
   13)d4 ♔f8
   14)♗e3 ♕xe3
   15)♖xe3 h6
   16)c3 f5
   17)♕b3 f4
   18)♕e6 fxe3
   19)♘e5 e2

Masterjun: Judge to e4.

Masterjun: This submission is a slower and worse version of the NES Chessmaster submission. There is nothing interesting about a chess TAS that shows superhuman skills in video games. The least one can do is fully analyze the AI of the game and find loopholes (maybe on the hardest difficulty). Problem with that is the fact that the computer takes a lot of time to calculate a move. Because of this, a chess replay (and especially this submission) can't get into Moons. Check.

Leaving a single square to move to: Vault. See the discussion thread for various faster solutions to create a checkmate situation. Even simply changing the board layout for less mouse movement would be an option. Despite all this, the Vault page lists board games as a bad game choices which can't be allowed, for good reasons such as the ones stated before. In fact, it even specifically lists Chess as an example for being unacceptable. Checkmate.


Read this article for more information about various game types and why classic board games in particular are a bad choice for TASing.

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