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by DrCliche
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Classical Stockfish
Replies: 15
Views: 1328

Re: Classical Stockfish

I see - appologies for the misinformation. I assume the conclusion that using pre-NNUE SF is likely to be the strongest SF without using NNUE still holds? That may still be true for the time being, but likely won't be for too much longer. Most of Stockfish's improvements are to search, which in gen...
by DrCliche
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish bench in i486 & Pentium 75mhz !
Replies: 65
Views: 8012

Re: Stockfish bench in i486 & Pentium 75mhz !

and how is that supposed to work? the 6502 has a 16-bit address space, even with MMU you'd have to map all the code + 20MB worth of weights. plus with only 3 8-bit registers, well... sounds like a fairy tale I'm not sure this is what anyone was referring to, but given 2020's knowledge, it's plausib...
by DrCliche
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 138
Views: 12008

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

There's still lots of interesting research to be done in chess engine programming, and there will be for years and years. But as a result of LC0 and NNUE it's now a step or two more removed from our human concept of "Chess", and more to do with just dreaming up interesting variations to network arch...
by DrCliche
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?
Replies: 89
Views: 20198

Re: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?

Sure enough that three draws (lol) at TCEC shouldn't measurably change our extreme confidence, yes.
by DrCliche
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Progress of Stockfish in last 7 days (11.8. - 18.8.)
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Progress of Stockfish in last 7 days (11.8. - 18.8.)

Regression tests with large Elo differences have large error bars, probably nothing to worry about. Also, there are significant speed differences between NNUE and SF11 on different Fishtest machines. Once the regression tests are NNUE vs. NNUE things will look more normal.
by DrCliche
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: MCTS vs Alpha-beta
Replies: 12
Views: 2918

Re: MCTS vs Alpha-beta

A simplified explanation of how A0 and LC0 implement MCTS -- or, more accurately, pUCT -- goes something like this: There is a list of everything that could be a move in any position. For example, if there were a queen on a1, it could move to h8, so a1-h8 is on that list, regardless of what the actu...
by DrCliche
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 279
Views: 75900

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

Chess.com is a for-profit enterprise. These 100+ people do not work for free. Chess.com is running this tournament because they believe it will have a positive return on investment by attracting eyeballs that will become paying customers. This is not a "friendly and free chess tournament". This is a...
by DrCliche
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 279
Views: 75900

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

I find DrCliche attitude absolutely appalling. Yes, CCCC did multiple mistakes in setting up the event. Yes, for many of these they were informed in advance on this forum. Yes, before Erik stepped in the replies were kind of "aloof". But let's not forget that * Everything is completely free ! * The...
by DrCliche
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship
Replies: 279
Views: 75900

Re: Chess.com 2018 computer chess championship

Finally, I've read through this thread and received some personal messages from Andrew from Ethereal with regards to the depth issues he presented here. I appreciate what he has shared and the passion he (and the rest of you!) bring to the game. We will absolutely take this seriously and look at wh...