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by JVMerlino
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice on optimizing my move generation
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: Advice on optimizing my move generation

As others have said, getting a decent engine doesn't require a super-fast move generator. Once you have a strong search and reasonably complex evaluation, the move generation will only take a small percentage of overall search time. So spending a lot of time optimizing it will only result in a very ...
by JVMerlino
Fri Jun 11, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Advice on optimizing my move generation
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: Advice on optimizing my move generation

First of all, congratulations on getting to this point. Having a perfect move generator is a definite achievement. For reference, my totally mediocre engine, Myrddin, which has a fully legal move generator that also flags moves that give check, without bulk counting, needs 1/4 seconds to reach perft...
by JVMerlino
Sun May 09, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many engines will Sacrifice the Rook to win?
Replies: 28
Views: 6852

Re: How many engines will Sacrifice the Rook to win?

You might be correct I need to learn the ABC of chess, after you learn to read what the poster is posting, just in case you forgot, I did NOT asked what is the fastest or quicker win. True, but what you DID ask shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the function of every A/B chess engine - to find...
by JVMerlino
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Blitz tournament 2021 (17th edition)
Replies: 45
Views: 9848

Re: Blitz tournament 2021 (17th edition)

Crap result for Myrddin, but at least beating Rodin is nice given the 260 elo difference. Thanks for the tournament, Carlos! You are welcome John. Good news is Myrddin will remain in the PL2 for the next edition, maybe with a new hardware, fingers crossed . :) This is the game against Rodin.... Myr...
by JVMerlino
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Blitz tournament 2021 (17th edition)
Replies: 45
Views: 9848

Re: Blitz tournament 2021 (17th edition)

Crap result for Myrddin, but at least beating Rodin is nice given the 260 elo difference. Thanks for the tournament, Carlos!
by JVMerlino
Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Marvin 5.00 - Ethereal 12.75, 1:0 mate after 33!! ... great game!
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: Marvin 5.00 - Ethereal 12.75, 1:0 mate after 33!! ... great game!

Even lowly Myrddin (8 cores) avoids b5 in less than a second. 1 199 0 49 b4d5 c4d5 g8h8 d5b7 f5e4 f3e4 1 195 0 141 a8c8 d5b4 c8c4 b3c4 d6b4 1 147 0 185 b4a6 d5b4 1 104 0 187 b4c6 d5b4 1 -121 1 212 b4c2 e1e2 c2a1 h1a1 (13 KNPS) 2 -121 1 293 b4c2 e1e2 c2a1 h1a1 (18 KNPS) 3 -105 1 733 b4c2? e1e2 (45 KN...
by JVMerlino
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8326

Re: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...

Ah, so yet another in a long list of SF derivatives, but this one being sold illegally. Got it. Thanks! :)
by JVMerlino
Wed Mar 10, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...
Replies: 47
Views: 8326

Re: It walks like a clone, it quacks like a clone ...

As a "member" of the computer chess community for 25 years, I only have one question. What's Fat Fritz 2? :)
by JVMerlino
Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Publishing engine to CCRL
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Re: Publishing engine to CCRL

Hi Neil,

CCRL doesn't have any sort of publish or "signup" system. Just post a message here about your new engine and include a download link, and CCRL will do the rest!
by JVMerlino
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The Return Of Icarus
Replies: 8
Views: 1657

Re: The Return Of Icarus

So close! But Waxman is definitely the stronger engine, so I'm happy with 2nd place in this group!

Thanks, Graham!