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by MikeB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lantern Chess an ICC Interface has been removed from Google play. no warning. no real idea why
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Lantern Chess an ICC Interface has been removed from Google play. no warning. no real idea why

I did 16 new screen shots recently, 8 for tablet and 8 for phone, and apparently the tablet console shot screen capture captured someone saying a bad word "sh*t" but without the *. I updated that screen shot and it let me republish so hoping that fixes it. Everyone knocks apple but apple would have...
by MikeB
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Leela Chess Zero 42565 vs Stockfish 140619
Replies: 24
Views: 431

Re: Leela Chess Zero 42565 vs Stockfish 140619

What is the cost and what is the return. In chess engine terms, playing with ponder on put a lot of strain on the system resources. Leela need 1-2 threads itself and many recommend one thread for the OS. Tweaking SF threads to 29 from 32 it's not the end of the world. It's a necessity for stability...
by MikeB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pre-Release McCain X4
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Pre-Release McCain X4

I am not a fan of the "LC0 style scoring." Worse, you cannot turn it off when it sees a win. I chose ce in the UCI options. Analyzing this position: 8/8/3R3K/P7/8/4ppk1/8/8 w - - I get this: Avoid move: Best move (McCain-X4-modern-64): Rd6-g6 Not found in: 01:00 Found 510 tablebases 1/2 00:01 108 1...
by MikeB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pre-Release McCain X4
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Pre-Release McCain X4

I already hinted to a possible cause in one of the former McCain threads: http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=69849 From what I have googled, e. g. uint_fast8_t must NOT necessarily be 8 bits, it can be larger ... See https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35055042/difference-between-uint8...
by MikeB
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pre-Release McCain X4
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Pre-Release McCain X4

Thanks for the updates! I posted this position in another thread recently which a recent version of McCain couldn't get in 40 minutes k1q4r/p7/P3P3/1N6/8/nQ2K3/6p1/2n5 w - - bm Qd5+; id "Arves.16248"; dm 34; This version gets it in seconds (an actual # mate score) well done if it was from your chan...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..

On the red, you misunderstood, I wasn't referring to the R/F case -- although I admit my wordings could be interpreted that way :lol: :P -- but to an organization that wants to stick to an old outdated formula. Surely the R/F case has damaged their reutation but it is not the main reason of their d...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: max number of pseudo legal move
Replies: 22
Views: 800

Re: max number of pseudo legal move

Logged Sapeli's maximum moves from standard games against Fairy: https://pastebin.com/HU2CQvZm 79 moves is the maximum currently. I think 128 is plenty for gameplay. For analyzing 256 is bullet proof. I will be surprised if 79 moves is the maximum for human games. There are many games between child...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pre-Release McCain X4
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Pre-Release McCain X4

Dear Mike/all Here is some Linux feedback from: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS [x64] gcc version 6.5.0 20181026 about latest McCain-X4 For "original src" git clone -b McCain https://github.com/MichaelB7/Stockfish.git McX compilation fails with: In file included from main.cpp:31:0: tt.h:89:3: error: static asse...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Pre-Release McCain X4
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Pre-Release McCain X4

I know a lot of folks appreciate the added features, but some folks want to know how does it do against SF. Most of the time, I don't know, since changes are almost always tested again the previous version of McCain. So fo those that want to see a 500 game match with a time of 5 min with 3 second i...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..
Replies: 33
Views: 1611

Re: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..

Way past time to get off the old anti-ACM bandwagon, Way past time to get off the old ICGA bandwagon also unless they reinvent themselves. Wow - that was uncalled for. It seems like you are the ONE who is keeping it going. let it go .... A new board would be a good start. Change is the law of life....