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by IanO
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..
Replies: 33
Views: 1672

Re: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..

WCCC has been on a steady decline since 2000 and has been historically irrelevant since 2010 with the expulsion of Rybka. The rating lists have been a far more reliable and inclusive measure of progress since 2005. And TCEC should be applauded for including the full range of top engines, with only a...
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: 1099

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: 3844

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: 42129

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: 2062

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: 2062

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: 5607

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: 4997

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: 4997

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: 24102

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