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by Chris Tatham
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: a direct comparison of FIDE and CCRL rating systems
Replies: 43
Views: 16450

Re: a direct comparison of FIDE and CCRL rating systems

I highly doubt a 1200 FIDE player stands a chance against a 1600 CCRL rated standard chess program, but your table suggests so. Any time I have for this hobby these days tends to be focused on the weaker engines and from my experience I would agree with Guenther. My last official elo was 1456 some ...
by Chris Tatham
Sat Feb 13, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...
Replies: 35
Views: 11870

Re: Ron Nelson maybe will come here...

As lousy as it played it was fascinating enough for quite some folks to step into the arena themselves. For progress you need competition and it played strong enough to give aspirant chess programmers a hard time before they could beat it. Well said Ed, this is so true - for me, the best game my en...
by Chris Tatham
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 6 (Don't start your engines!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Re: Mate in 6 (Don't start your engines!)

Nice finish. Took me too long, but I did find it. Won't spoil it for others. I think you've done well Chris. I sat there looking at a whole array of possibilities but nothing I did worked-I'm not a strong player either mind you. In the end, out of frustration or curiosity, I resorted to Stockfish 6...
by Chris Tatham
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 6 (Don't start your engines!)
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Mate in 6 (Don't start your engines!)

I'm a pretty weak player but whatever one's playing ability it always lifts the spirits to finish a game well. Playing the Ipod version of tchessPro at the lofty rating of 1627, still early in the game, very unusually I was already pretty much won (even allowing for my usual gross blunder) but manag...
by Chris Tatham
Tue Apr 28, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: I.G.W.O.B.T. III edition
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: I.G.W.O.B.T. III edition

The tournament is about to end. The surprising Yaneo aims to win. we'll see how it will end ... And more surprisingly, the engine with no book is ahead or equal with 6 other books :lol: Not really, at least regarding the book entered in my name - this is from the Arena website and dates from 2005 n...
by Chris Tatham
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney March
Replies: 38
Views: 7978

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney March

Thanks HG for joining Numpty, sorry for non-attendance - Dad's taxi on an unscheduled call out!
by Chris Tatham
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just Crafty GUI acept my 4 words UCI engine.... why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5100

Re: Just Crafty GUI acept my 4 words UCI engine.... why?

Yes - it was released in October 2014 ; previous versions all with associated code are also available on the site - these are even more grim!
by Chris Tatham
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just Crafty GUI acept my 4 words UCI engine.... why?
Replies: 23
Views: 5100

Re: Just Crafty GUI acept my 4 words UCI engine.... why?

Surprised to be casting my eye down an interesting thread and suddenly find my nationality a topic for debate! As a few members here, I am lucky enough to have dual nationality which may explain any confusion. Miguel is right and when I first developed Numpty there were already many UK engines but i...
by Chris Tatham
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Numpty update
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Re: Numpty update

Oops forgot the link - many thanks Adam and also for your support during development! :)
by Chris Tatham
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Numpty update
Replies: 2
Views: 1220

Numpty update

Just to say there is a new update to Numpty - (Numpty Recharged) In terms of strength the gain in this version is probably the biggest since I learned about recursion (in v0.3pr iirc) - though of course it is still (and will always be) relatively very weak. A key development has been translating the...