FIBS Matches Archive
Scroll down to find a long list of archives with analyzed matches.
Most of them are old, since the motivation to provide analyses
has shrunk with the advent of gnubg. In the last year or so I only
analyzed FibsLeaGammon matches, and they are ...
Matches in HTML Format
Some league matches are here in HTML. Redundant plain text logs
and analyses are available as zip files.
The html is probably only good with fast internet access.
I like the framed output of Snowie,
although it will only work
The text versions are much safer, smaller and uglier.
Exhibition match against Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon,
May 9th, 2009
An sgf file with annotations is
here, a html export is here.
The exhibition match was an award for winning the masters tournament
of the FibsLeaGammon.
Matvey "Falafel" Natanzon from Israel is one of the best
players in the world, so this was an opportunity to
have some brilliant backgammon played on FIBS. When I asked
Franck how he managed to persuade Falafel
to play the match he said "Well, I asked him and he said yes!".
Everybody including me was looking forward to the event, but
in terms of representing the fibsters I probably
disappointed the crowd (and myself). I didn't muster sufficient
resistance and never felt I could win the match.
In the end I hardly managed to win a single game.
People said they felt I was a little intimidated, and perhaps a little
distracted, which may be true. And then sometimes I just make gross
errors, or I would be a better player.
But it was an interesting match nonetheless, offering some insight into
backgammon beyond gnubg. Look at game 3, score already at 0-6, when
Falafel offers what he dubbed a "trick double" later...
If you only look at the error rate keep in mind that a significant proportion
of Falafel's errors per move come from this intentional "blunder".
And some of the residual error may actually be gnubg's.
I'd like to hear comments and may incorporate interesting
thoughts into the sgf file/export when I find time.
Session 27 Final Match Vs. Hardy_whv
Want to see a lucky match? My luck was
32 mp/move unadjusted resp. > 60 mp/mv mwc adjusted,
which made things a little boring, actually. Reminds me
of the twilight zone episode where this guy's dreams come true
and he always wins in the casino. Turns out pretty quickly that
he's not in heaven but in hell!
match as html /
match log and analysis
as zipped text
The list below are an incomplete archive of analyzed matches that
I played on FIBS. I provide them mainly as a service for my opponents
(this is why I have juggler_watcher watching).
If you don't want your match here, give me a short notice.
The selection is quite random, although I try to keep
matches against good players online (look for eberlein,
dlevy and others). You will find quite a few blunders of me here,
but often they were more than compensated by my jokers ;-).
How to Find Your Match
Obviously, the file names contain the opp's name and a date.
The list is sortable, in both directions,
by a click on the column headers; matches newer than March 2004
should be on top if you sort by time twice.
I heard today that some researchers
identified the aging gene; now I'm glad that I used 4 digits for
the year because *I* won't have a Y3k problem.
File Format and Contents
For all matches, there are zip files
or gzipped tar files (*.tgz); for some newer ones,
there is large but convenient html as well.
The contents of the (g)zip files differ somewhat;
most of them contain the original *.mat game log, some of them contain
an *.sgf from gnubg, most of them again contain a text analysis.
If you have special wishes for a rollout or if
you have a remark, mail me
because it provides too many means for malicious code
to gain control over your computer,
at least with MS Internet Explorer.
To my knowledge, this server does not contain
any malicious code; but of course, there is a remote possibility
that it has been compromised without me noticing. Surf at your
Last change May 10th, 2009