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by Uri Blass
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for different type of competition between engines
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: An idea for different type of competition between engines

The rules do not care how victory is scored but for analysis I am interested in the fastest way so I would like to know which engine is faster for the choice of engine to analyze positions when one side is winning.
by Uri Blass
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for different type of competition between engines
Replies: 4
Views: 127

An idea for different type of competition between engines

The idea is that instead of games from the initial position the sides start from a position when one side is obviously winning and play 2 games when the winner is the side who mate in less moves. For example this may be the starting position of all the games rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNB1KB...
by Uri Blass
Tue Apr 20, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: UCI_Elo 1500 engines and FIDE Elo
Replies: 26
Views: 845

Re: UCI_Elo 1500 engines and FIDE Elo

I am not sure if regression from 2019 is reliable.

I am not sure if lichess rating X of 2019 is the same as lichess rating X of 2021.
by Uri Blass
Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Larry Kaufman
Replies: 59
Views: 14796

Re: Larry Kaufman

Larry has added another success to his career. Dragon Komodo won the First TCEC Swiss Tournament. Congrats to Komodo Team (Mark and Larry) https://wiki.chessdom.org/TCEC_Swiss_1 Those who say 22 games less should not forget that the world chess champion is determined by 12 games. Thanks. Other than...
by Uri Blass
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PST-only Evaluation for MinimalChess 0.4
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: PST-only Evaluation for MinimalChess 0.4

I doubt if everyone who use Pesto to replace their own tuned values sees a significant elo gain. I do not know about the values of Dumber but I believe that TSCP has not tuned values for piece square tables otherwise they could make knight and bishop equal more than rook and a pawn. Dumb/Dumber eva...
by Uri Blass
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PST-only Evaluation for MinimalChess 0.4
Replies: 31
Views: 1646

Re: PST-only Evaluation for MinimalChess 0.4

What is the ccrl rating of the strongest engine that uses PeSTO? RomiChess is a "minimal" chess engine. Well, afaik that would be the original PeSTO which plays at 3100 ELO! So the question becomes what is to be considered minimal and what is to be considered incomplete. I don't think an engine pla...
by Uri Blass
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

1)Chess machines are equal to human+machines in playing correspondence chess 2)Chess machine are equal to union of humans+chess machines in developing better chess engines. 3)Chess machines are equal to union of humans+chess machines in teaching humans to play chess better in OTB chess. I think tha...
by Uri Blass
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

JohnW wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:17 am
Didn't we already reach #2 when Alpha Zero taught itself to play?
Not exactly because using ideas of humans together with using alphazero's method is still better than using only alphazero's method.


Stockfish still test patches written by humans in order to get better and I think same for lc0.
by Uri Blass
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 1389

Future progress of chess software in chess

1)Chess machines are equal to human+machines in playing correspondence chess 2)Chess machine are equal to union of humans+chess machines in developing better chess engines. 3)Chess machines are equal to union of humans+chess machines in teaching humans to play chess better in OTB chess. I think that...
by Uri Blass
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Knight odds test blitz match dragon vs GM Lenderman
Replies: 47
Views: 3300

Re: Knight odds test blitz match dragon vs GM Lenderman

This Thursday, April 8, from 1 pm to 5 pm Eastern Daylight time, we plan to play a four hour series of blitz games between the latest Komodo Dragon (MCTS mode) and GM Alex Lenderman (FIDE 2624 standard, 2642 Rapid, 2651 Blitz) on chess.com at knight odds. This is not a show, just a test of a propos...