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by Michael Sherwin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Just something strange
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Just something strange

My apologies. I did not know that I could follow the link. The bigger picture does not look exactly like my board. And according to that article the construction materials are different. So that board is not one of mine. That smaller picture does look like one of my boards though. Amazing! :shock:
by Michael Sherwin
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Just something strange
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Just something strange: Chessboard

On the CPW - Chessboard page there is a picture of a chessboard. https://www.chessprogramming.org/Chessboard I made that chessboard when I was 26 years old in 1983. I have no idea who ended up with it or how a picture of it got on the CPW. But here is the story of that chessboard. I always wanted t...
by Michael Sherwin
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Just something strange
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Just something strange

On the CPW - Chessboard page there is a picture of a chessboard. https://www.chessprogramming.org/Chessboard I made that chessboard when I was 26 years old in 1983. I have no idea who ended up with it or how a picture of it got on the CPW. But here is the story of that chessboard. I always wanted to...
by Michael Sherwin
Thu May 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Interior node recognizer and capture / stalemate
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Interior node recognizer and capture / stalemate

In those drawish positions that are really drawish after say the first 12 or so initial iterations show no immediate gain of material the draw detection could be turned on for deeper iterations.
by Michael Sherwin
Tue May 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: StockFish made a great comeback vs LCO at the End.
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: StockFish made a great comeback vs LCO at the End.

"Sounds very much like MC" Not really, imo. MC is random and requires millions of games to generate deep statistics to base decisions on at the root. And still at the end of that process it is a haphazard approach. It is like making a random dartboard with irregular shaped regions with random values...
by Michael Sherwin
Tue May 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: StockFish made a great comeback vs LCO at the End.
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: StockFish made a great comeback vs LCO at the End.

But of course we need at least 1000 games to make any sound judgement, since if you beat your closest friend who is close enough in rating in a 100 mere match, he probably will NOT admit of you being stronger unless you beat him in 1000 games, which could be very hard if it was physical fighting to...
by Michael Sherwin
Thu May 23, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Search interruption with move order adjustment
Replies: 0
Views: 971

Search interruption with move order adjustment

At anytime during the search the best move may not be tried first. The best move may make itself known two or more ply later when it is searched and causes a beta cut or maybe just raises alpha significantly. So let's assume that we are at the point in the search where we are making a beta cut. The ...
by Michael Sherwin
Tue May 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Chess engine in braifuck
Replies: 20
Views: 3479

Re: Chess engine in braifuck

flok wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:18 am
any news?
Yes! Brainfuck is quickly becoming the language of choice for programming neural networks.
by Michael Sherwin
Tue May 14, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A bug is squashing me. HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 1967

Re: A bug is squashing me. HELP!

I found one bug and it works better but it still is not quite right. It might be because I'm interpreting what I see in the debugger incorrectly because of fail hard therefore the scores I see are not the true score. So I'm going to switch to fail soft while debugging. However, I was able to play a ...
by Michael Sherwin
Mon May 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A bug is squashing me. HELP!
Replies: 20
Views: 1967

Re: A bug is squashing me. HELP!

Thanks Sven and Richard. All good ideas! :D