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by Steve Maughan
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

The scam continues. Here's an email I received: Following our successful campaign in Japan, we open our crowdfunding campaign to the rest of the world. Do not miss the opportunity to get your REGIUM e-Board at the best price!!  https://crowdfunding.regiumchess.com/regium They have created their own ...
by Steve Maughan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: OT: Use the crisis to get more people playing chess...
Replies: 2
Views: 572

OT: Use the crisis to get more people playing chess...

During this global crisis online chess is an ideal activity for those stuck inside, especially kids. How about encouraging friend to play chess on social media? I created a meme, "Keep Calm and Play Chess" — feel free to use it (see attached), or download here: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Av-O51pdCYBghqhV_D...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Expected CCRL ELO strength of a barebones chess engine?
Replies: 18
Views: 1963

Re: Expected CCRL ELO strength of a barebones chess engine?

If you have a bare-bones engine with the following features: Piece-square evaluation Quiescent search Basic Null Move Transposition table Move ordering including Killers I'd expect it to play at about 2200 ELO on the CCRL scale. Adding mobility to the evaluation will add up to ~100 ELO; likewise for...
by Steve Maughan
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

The Kickstarter project is now live. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/soontech/regium-automatic-chess-e-board-0 No mention of the concerns. There are four comments claiming it's a scam. The comments have now been changed so only backers can post, and the creator is frantically trying to post lon...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

AdminX wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:27 pm
This is one impressive demo for scam! :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3WWuHgIwQ0
Hi Ted - notice you never see a human in the picture when thE pieces move. In later videos you do.

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

If this is an elaborate scam!! I am sold, but how do they get my money? Who is going to buy this without independent reviews. You do have to admit they do CGI very well for a bunch of scammers. If it is a scam. They need to be selling the CGI or stop motion...well done! https://www.youtube.com/watc...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Re: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

What they fail to mention is what is so revolutionary about Regium Chess? Like, what can it do that isn't featured in this video of real working hardware? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQLOj-TylGg The electromagnetic movement was the innovation. Up to this point all boards that move the pieces au...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 32
Views: 3306

Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!

Tomorrow was supposed to be the launch of Regium chess board, an amazing product that moves the pieces using electromagnetism. It connects to all the major platforms and seems to be the perfect electronic chess board. Now it looks most likely to be a complete scam! Here's the Chess.com blog that see...
by Steve Maughan
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 11 is coming...
Replies: 1
Views: 1244

Stockfish 11 is coming...

Based on the Stockfish development site, preparations for Stockfish 11 are underway. Looks like it will be released soon.

http://abrok.eu/stockfish/

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert
Replies: 40
Views: 4540

Re: If there were one engine I could bring back and covert

Marty responded. Nothing definite, but it looks like there may be a glimmer of hope!
Steve Maughan wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Hi Ed - I've sent an email. Let's see what happens!

Steve
Rebel wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Ask Marty for the source code?

It's all we need to move these oldies into the 21th century.