I came up with a creative idea from which I got the idea of starting a new kind of tourney

in light of this custom made, handmade matches which are not traditional

http://www.chess2u.com/t7618-stockfish-sep-28-3250-vs-stockfish-sep-7-3250-new-kind

this new tourney I'm starting is in line with the above "new kinds" of matches

this new tourney is akin to the above "new kinds" of custom made matches; but this new tourney is not analogous to the above "new kinds" of matches in many ways

like the above illustration shows

it's gonna be a holistically discrepent but profound tourney that is subtle in nuance in terms of the searching and calculation of engines

let me delve into the tourney setting and elaborate what kind of new tourney I'm starting

I read everything and all the words in this stockfish dev page:

http://abrok.eu/stockfish/

and I heard many important things about chess programming

if I reminisce about what I can remember from reading many chess related articles

programming for bishop is a lot more complicated than programming for rook or knight cuz bishops move diagonally and that's not easy to write a code for

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thus, from the above picture

we can see 2 chessboards

the above board is the traditional chessmen set up

but the below board set up is custom made and non-traditional

I'll start a new tourney with that below board set up

the purpose of this tourney is to have fun and to know which engine can do the adroit bishop tactics and strategies

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but here is some subtle thing

since there is no such an opening book for this kind of handcrafted positions

I can't run hundreds of matches let alone dozens of matches

so I'll only include 4 best engines from my rating list

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the roster is as follows: (in alphabetical order)

critter 1.6a

gull 2.2

houdini 3 pro

stockfish Sep 28

the 4 engines will have a knockdown type tournament

I just put them in this kind of group

I just thought houdini can win the 1st round

and stockfish can win the 1st round

then houdini and stockfish can have the 2nd round that is the grand final

houdini 3 pro

critter 1.6a

stockfish Sep 28

gull 2.2

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but here is something important

and that is of importance and fun

since we don't have such opening books for that kind of handcrafted starting positions

I can't even run dozens of matches

so the engines will only have a few matches!

and that's the point of this tourney

so, in (left) round 1

engine A and B will have 2 matches

and in (right side) round 1

engines C and D will have 2 matches

so the 2 winners of the tourney will proceed to the grand final

and at the final, the engines will have 2 matches again to have the champion

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and yes! having only a few matches is the key point that is quintessential and rudimentary for this new tourney

cuz if two engines only have 2 matches with one another

the result is totally unpredictable and precarious

of course, the stronger engine will have higher chance to win the round but still we can't postulate or guess which engine will win the round since the elo fluctuation and the elo gap are too big when engines only have 2 matches

it is almost impossible to predict which engine will win

so the purpose of this championship is to give a chance for all four engines

all four engines can have similar amount of winning chance

(cuz if an engine with 2600 and an engine with 2500 only have 2 mathces

it is possible for 2500 to win with the score of 2 wins and 0 loss!)

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so, the purpose of this tourney is

- to have fun

- to give a fair chance of winning to all entries

- to have a tourney whose result is precarious (it is like a raffle or a lottery)

- but most of all, to see which engine is adroit at handling bishop and pawn combination

since bishop and pawn can have combinational moves

and it's not easy to make a good code for bishop

by the way, from the stockfish dev website aforementioned,

stockfish's bishop and pawn combo moves are very well tuned

and got a lot of careful attention and updates

so stockfish will have a good chance to win this whole tourney

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later other members or I can do this kind of tourney with different starting positions!

(such as 8 pawns & 7 knights are included)

(or 8 pawns & 7 rooks are included or many other starting positions are possible)