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by MikeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

lol, I have asked myself sometimes why they are two different words (“cores” and “smp”). BTW, IMO, “cores” is a bit easier to guess the meaning than “smp”! and "threads" - and they all mean different things literally. But back in the day. when SMP first came out ( early 1960's) , it was either one ...
by MikeB
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bin book adapter?
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: Bin book adapter?

All the GUI needs to do is pass along the path to the book file to Cfish. That may be what the GUI isn't doing. Is there a way to send those commands directly to the engine after it is loaded? I think I'd need to send it: setoption name BookFile value cfish.bin And then it'd use the book. But despi...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Need help to make Crafty work
Replies: 31
Views: 1186

Re: Need help to make Crafty work

Thank Mike and Bob, From Mike's game logs, I suspected my Crafty binary may cause the problem. Thus I have downloaded a new (actually it is three years old, not really new :? ) one from Mike's github - Crafty 25.2 for macOS. - It (Mike's binary) still displays the error message when I set cores to ...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish
Replies: 27
Views: 852

Re: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish

You are misreading the output, SF is considering Bxe4 with a huge disadvantage - notice how the sign flips when it sees Qg6 ( on your output) . No, he's not misreading. He's referring to Stockfish's search of the position just prior to the one he posted. Point your engine at this: 2kr3r/p5p1/2pq4/n...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish
Replies: 27
Views: 852

Re: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish

You are misreading the output, SF is considering Bxe4 with a huge disadvantage - notice how the sign flips when it sees Qg6 ( on your output) . No, he's not misreading. He's referring to Stockfish's search of the position just prior to the one he posted. Point your engine at this: 2kr3r/p5p1/2pq4/n...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom

It's not everyday where a chess news is published on a tech site. Cheating caught with picture inside a bathroom. All the news stories report that a phone was found in a toilet that had just been used by him. It is not clear to me how that relates to the picture of what seems to be him sitting on a...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish
Replies: 27
Views: 852

Re: One more issue with king safety/attack for Stockfish

You are misreading the output, SF is considering Bxe4 with a huge disadvantage - notice how the sign flips when it sees Qg6 ( on your output) . dev Burnzie is no different , still takes about a billion nodes... lc0 like score % output ( note: there is no chance to misread the output when using lc0 l...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Test Position

[Event "CCC 9: The Gauntlet Final (10|5)"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.07.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Leelenstein"] [Black "Stockfish"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C55"] [GameDuration "00:20:07"] [GameEndTime "2019-07-10T20:33:49.889 PDT"] [GameStartTime "2019-07-10T20:13:41.921 PDT"] [Opening "Two knights defens...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom
Replies: 12
Views: 880

Re: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom

Uri Blass wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Ovyron wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Leo wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:55 pm
the bathroom is the only place without video surveillance."
But then how was he caught?
The quote is from 2006 World Chess Championship and Mr. Kramnik .

Kramnik is not the GM in the subject.
Yes, that was quite obvious, but it was good that you made that clear.
by MikeB
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela outplays SF Dev in a position that SF evaluates as draw
Replies: 21
Views: 1074

Re: Leela outplays SF Dev in a position that SF evaluates as draw

And which Lc0 scoring is this (old or new)? Neither actually , I should have said Leela "like" scoring , but same idea, Scoring %. The Lc0 to centipawn "formula" was reversed engineered and then tweaked so that for my engine , after 1.e4 , the scoring % was just under 55% for white after a 5 minute...