StockfishDD64SSE4.2: +0.30, depth 26
Deep Rybka 4.32: +0.30, depth 18
Houdini 2.0c 64c: +0.16, depth 22
Critter 1.64 64bit: +0.23, depth 21
When I entered the move manually the engines displayed the following evaluations: StockfishDD64SSE4.2: +0.05
Deep Rybka 4.32: +0.15
Houdini 2.0c 64c: 0.00
Critter 1.64 64bit: 0.00I decided to try using IDeA in Aquarium 2014 using Stockfish set at 20 seconds, depth 17 to see what results I would get. After about 2.5 hours here are the results:
I prefer to play on LSS in the “Rapid” events because 1) I enjoy tinkering with engines and 2) I don’t have the patience to fiddle with the kind of opening preparation and analysis that is required to win consistently as explained HERE.
The point is that to play successfully on sites like LSS and ICCF there is a whole lot more work involved than just letting an engine run for a minute or two then playing whatever its first choice is. Dronov is only rated 2043 with FIDE and I would be curious to know how such a low-rated player discovered 11.Rc1 even using engines. Perhaps it could be done if you had a really good opening book, a couple of powerful computers and more patience than I have accumulated in a lifetime, but I prefer to stick to LSS Rapids and hope my farrago leads to success.