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by IanO
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule
Replies: 6
Views: 917

Re: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule

This is a legitimate problem in other chess variants. For example Makruk (Thai chess) has more demanding draw counting rules which go into effect when the final pawn is captured or a king is bared. These rules penalize having too high of a material imbalance since remaining material reduces the move...
by IanO
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish wins CCC 3: Stage 1 only after last 60th game
Replies: 25
Views: 3413

Re: Stockfish wins CCC 3: Stage 1 only after last 60th game

Five rooks on the board! Very nice game, nice to see a bookless French that isn't the Exchange variation.
by IanO
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 35073

Re: Alphazero news

Even more exciting: they released the full game scores of the hundred game matches for all three games, chess, shogi, and go! https://deepmind.com/research/alphago/alphazero-resources/ I've been looking at some of the shogi games (hand-selected by Habu, the Kasparov of shogi), and they are utterly i...
by IanO
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: interesting endgame in CCCC
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: interesting endgame in TCEC

George Tsavdaris wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:57 pm
IanO wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Speaking of interesting endgames, I found this gem in the Fritz-Ethereal game.


The key 70...Bd8!! was a bolt from the blue!
Fritz-Ethereal went like this so i wonder for what game you are talking about. :D
Division 1 in TCEC 13.
by IanO
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: interesting endgame in CCCC
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: interesting endgame in CCCC

Speaking of interesting endgames, I found this gem in the Fritz-Ethereal game.


The key 70...Bd8!! was a bolt from the blue!
by IanO
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 11.00
Replies: 27
Views: 5215

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 11.00

Dariusz wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Thank you for very, very strong engine! :D

Below link to macOS compilations:
https://www.solidfiles.com/v/mdrapyvR776dm
Works great! Thanks for the builds!
by IanO
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 4484

Re: In Praise of The King

I definitely agree that this is still excellent news. Working with Johan on Chessmaster was both a great honor and a great pleasure. Also, to IanO, if you are collecting Kittinger engines, were you aware of a PC game called "Majestic Chess", published by Vivendi in 2003? It used a Kittinger engine,...
by IanO
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 4484

Re: In Praise of The King

Even if not the latest version, this is wonderful news for those trying to complete their collection of the six great classic programmers (DeKoning, Lang, Spracklens, Schroeder, Morsch, and Kittinger). Although the rest each had dozens of models to their name, De Koning only made it into a handful o...
by IanO
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X
Replies: 182
Views: 22167

Re: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X

TCEC 13 has started. The live PGN URL is different from previous seasons, in case you are using it to follow the tournament.

http://tcec.chessdom.com/season13/live/live.pgn
by IanO
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X
Replies: 182
Views: 22167

Re: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X

How come Hannibal is playing in Div 2? I thought it crashed out of it last season. You might be thinking of Chiron. It crashed 3/5 games in Div 1, demoting to Div 2. Div 2 had 5 of the 8 entrants losing from crashes, but none out by the three-strike rule, so I think they demoted the two worst perfo...