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by Cornfed
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draw problem? Incentivize wins!
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Draw problem? Incentivize wins!

We have all heard the options to 'change the game itself'- from 'no-castle' to '360' and in-between for top level tournaments. Whatever their merit, these actually change the game we have come to know and love. These ideas seem popular among: 1. Those who tend to not play competitively/seriously any...
by Cornfed
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why does TCEC use unbalanced opening?
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: Why does TCEC use unbalanced opening?

If an engine cannot take an 'edge' or unbalanced position and turn it into a winning game...it does not deserve to be considered a good engine. Simple. You got it wrong. You can only win a game of chess from a balanced position if your opponent make mistakes. You can play more challenging moves to ...
by Cornfed
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why does TCEC use unbalanced opening?
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: Why does TCEC use unbalanced opening?

If an engine cannot take an 'edge' or unbalanced position and turn it into a winning game...it does not deserve to be considered a good engine. Simple.
by Cornfed
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)
Replies: 55
Views: 3388

Re: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)

"Interesting" generally means 'not very good'. Sorry.
by Cornfed
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Slight change to rules of standard chess
Replies: 11
Views: 602

Re: Slight change to rules of standard chess

You have stats to back this up?
I think you may be wrong. I mean, to me it would largely serve to help nullify early aggression for the attacker which has perhaps taken some risks to put the King in check.
by Cornfed
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?
Replies: 81
Views: 13641

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

mwyoung wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:56 pm


Lc0 takes the lead after 33 games. :shock:
And as quick and the blink of an eye, order is restores....see game 34. 8-)
by Cornfed
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?
Replies: 92
Views: 3699

Re: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?

HOWEVER ... the 3rd best move, 12. Qe2 lets you keep a small edge with best play from your opponent while giving your opponent far more chances to go wrong . This idea of 'wrong' would need to be within a reasonable 'human evaluation' of those replies. In other words it would not count a queen drop...
by Cornfed
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ShashChess
Replies: 221
Views: 68210

Re: ShashChess

Dicaste wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:09 am
I would glad to see Pure NNUE like in v13 :roll: Feels like hybrid approach doesn't have advantage over pure nnue.
"feels'. That's not worth much, is it?
I think there is a reason SF does not go pure NNUE.
by Cornfed
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?
Replies: 92
Views: 3699

Re: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?

I would call b strategy the educated guess. Why do programmers continue to make chess programs perfect when they begin a new engine ? Isn’t it more interesting to create interesting engines instead of engine that lose to stockfish ? Whatever you try out , it is losing against Stockfish or LC0. And ...
by Cornfed
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ShashChess
Replies: 221
Views: 68210

Re: ShashChess

amchess wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Yes, even at pv 3, you can continue to use 4 threads
And so the 4th thread would be used for the NNUE...which actually influences the 3 PV and their evaluations viewed in the GUI. I think that is what you are saying and if so...pretty nice addition to ShashChess!