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by S.Taylor
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: My best chess mentor in a book, EVER, is...
Replies: 0
Views: 79

My best chess mentor in a book, EVER, is...

Andy No sorry Andrew Soltis. Just 2 books maybe tells you everything! That is, from intermediate player with difficulties, through to gm level. Thay is, after years of trial and error and remaining clueless. The 2 books are: 1.what it takes to become a gm And 2.what it takes to become a chess master...
by S.Taylor
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC
Replies: 57
Views: 4529

Re: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC

The Speed chess games will start at noon local Stockholm Sweden time at Stockholmsmässan, address Mässvägen 1, 125 80 Älvsjö. It is a short walk from the Älvsjö. station. The ICGA triennial meeting will be at the same location at 10 am, followed by a players meeting at 11 am. The games will take pl...
by S.Taylor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.1
Replies: 50
Views: 8311

Re: Komodo 12.1

CMCanavessi wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:01 pm
TCEC final has already started
Wow it sure HAS!
Game 1 underway, not normal!
by S.Taylor
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.1
Replies: 50
Views: 8311

Re: Komodo 12.1

Last post was 6th of june.
Since then, komodo achieved a huge victory imho. Tcec.
Tomorrow i think, the tcec superfinal begins.
Surely in light of this, the komodo team would have been working feverishly to add a few more elo to the main engine?
Has this been the case?
by S.Taylor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC news, believe it or not (no ifs or buts)
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: TCEC news, believe it or not (no ifs or buts)

BIG QUESTION FOR KOMODO?
Now that komodo managed scrape through to victory, is komodo working extremely hard to get a further improvement before superfinal kicks off?
Perhaps it might win that too!
by S.Taylor
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC news, believe it or not (no ifs or buts)
Replies: 23
Views: 3870

Re: TCEC news, believe it or not (no ifs or buts)

1. Komodo won Premier Division with 0.5 score ahead of Stockfish, ( 31 points and 30.5 points ). (Full stop) 2. Leela on TCEC CPU (CPU) is performing 3200+ rating. (Full stop) After what happened last season, it seems unreal that komodo is now the winner (before superfinal). Does sf have any big an...
by S.Taylor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tcec game 158
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Re: Tcec game 158

Thanks yanquis. I thought this game was komodos opportunity to get a half point lead. But I'm not so optimistic now and maybe sf will get the last laugh! I don't even know that houdini will not end up to be challenger (next stage?). Yes, every game is a whole experience and story in itself. But i ju...
by S.Taylor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tcec game 158
Replies: 3
Views: 686

Tcec game 158

Komdo-ginkgo
Komodo played premature sacrifice, but not unsound. Ginkgo simply had enough reserve in his position.
It is now a very questionable endgame as to if komodo will win at all.
by S.Taylor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.1
Replies: 50
Views: 8311

Re: Komodo 12.1

Komodo is doing very well in TCEC at this momment. Which ever version, it would be a shame not to see if it can win this season of tcec.
Next season we can have it win crushingly.
by S.Taylor
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 53rd Programmers Tournament Leiden 2018 - Hiarcs wins!
Replies: 27
Views: 2776

Re: 53rd Programmers Tournament Leiden 2018 - Hiarcs wins!

Hiarcs has won the 53rd programmers tournament in Leiden with a 100% score of 9/9. All the details on the CSVN website https://csvn.nl/ I don't recognize the other engines as being in the top range of engines. And the hardware too? So I'd really like to know how hiarcs does now, if it were in TCEC....