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by Dirt
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Diep 2.0
Replies: 58
Views: 14480

Re: Diep 2.0

As an aside: from what I remember, there have been cases where failure to defend a copyright has lead to judges ruling that the copyright is now void. I think that was under common law jurisdiction (in the US), and it's not clear to me how that would translate to other parts of the world. Internati...
by Dirt
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Latest Stockfish with old time managment
Replies: 31
Views: 5008

Re: Latest Stockfish with old time managment

There are 18(?) FRC opening positions that leave the rooks and the king in the standard starting positions. Would that make it easier to set up engines to let them play chess18?

Just as a stopgap, of course.
by Dirt
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 2017 TCEC Blitz Champion
Replies: 13
Views: 3143

Re: Komodo 2017 TCEC Blitz Champion

Congratulations to the Komodo Team on winning the TCEC 2017 Blitz Championship. That's impressive - congrats to Mark , Larry and team. 👊 Again i say, that the main tournament was roundly won by Houdini. Houdini beat a slightly buggy Komodo. Komodo gambled and lost the rapids with their upda...
by Dirt
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files
Replies: 15
Views: 6890

Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

If you still have your torrents you can do a verify database files, an option in the bittorrent client, to make sure they are all right.
by Dirt
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files
Replies: 15
Views: 6890

Re: How to Download Syzygy Endgame Tablebase Files

daniel71 wrote:I never used a Torrent client before so I would need instructions on that also.
If you're using Linux you should just be able to click on it. The program is called Transmission. Make sure you have enough disk space.
by Dirt
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies
Replies: 45
Views: 11646

Re: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies

That the computer-chess community instead seems of the predominant opinion that winning the TCEC says nothing about the quality of the engine, which in this case is only pathetically weak, and won only because of the book and the tablebases played the largest part of each game on its behalf in TCEC...
by Dirt
Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies
Replies: 45
Views: 11646

Re: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies

Rebel wrote:To me it sounds as brutal commerce, we AZ are now WC
That would be wrong, and Deep Mind knows it. I don't know it they would want to pursue a title or not. It seems like a bit of a waste to me. It's time to move on to more practical problems, although they may want to continue with StarCraft.
by Dirt
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In chess,AlphaZero outperformed Stockfish after just 4 hours
Replies: 64
Views: 10983

Re: In chess,AlphaZero outperformed Stockfish after just 4 h

mjlef wrote:Maybe a poll about was the match fair?
We had one of those. The membership was nearly equally divided, just as they are so far in this poll.
by Dirt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I can't believe that so many people don't get it!
Replies: 149
Views: 28945

Re: I can't believe that so many people don't get it!

Would this work to beat top professionals at go? I don't think so. I very much doubt that Google switched to Romichess' methods when training for chess.
by Dirt
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaGo and Stockfish played on similar hardware
Replies: 21
Views: 3818

Re: AlphaGo and Stockfish played on similar hardware

We can't test it but still there are some pretty good indications. When playing from the chess opening position A0 was 100Elo stronger than SF. When playing from Sicilian B40 (the opening that A0 trained very little) which was only 2 moves deep, A0 advantage drop to 38.5Elo. Huge drop in performanc...