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by Steve Maughan
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 6906

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

This is because you mistake it to be a World Championship for engines. While in fact it is a World Championship for programmers / book builders / hardware constructors. If anything is amiss it is the notion that when you download an engine and are running it on your run-of-the-mill PC, you are doin...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to find a weird mate in 1...
Replies: 15
Views: 1459

Re: Trying to find a weird mate in 1...

Welcome back! I'm looking forward to testing Colossus 2019.
by Steve Maughan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?

Here is a tb-master archive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JVuG7gYOAVGVfqq4IkE3eGKajIepHnaj In the src folder you will find all the 64 bit binaries. There is also a batch file called generate.bat that will create all the tablebase files up to 6 men. Dann - perfect, you're a gent!! Thanks, Steve
by Steve Maughan
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Re: Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?

syzygy wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:28 pm
See the attachment:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... de6#p82005
Thanks but I don't have perl on my machine. Last time I didn't have perl and managed to generate them all.

Best regards,

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?
Replies: 5
Views: 474

Generating 6-Piece Syzygy Tablebases?

On my old laptop I generated the 6-piece syzygy tablesbases. As I remember I downloaded a zip file containing the necessary exe and ran a batch file. I now have a new laptop but can't find the files to download. Can someone send me a link to generating all 6 pieces tablesbases? If possible I don't w...
by Steve Maughan
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TASC ChessMachine Emulator...
Replies: 0
Views: 752

TASC ChessMachine Emulator...

Franz Huber has packaged together an emulator for the TASC ChessMachine. For those who don't know, the ChessMachine was a hardware card for PCs. It was launched in 1991 and contained the World Championship Gideon program from Ed Schroeder. TASC also included The King 0.5 by Johann de Koning, which w...
by Steve Maughan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI flexibility
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: UCI flexibility

Hi Louis, Most people are quite chilled about memory / thread usage unless you're being a real resource hog. So to answer your questions: 1. You can interpret the TT size as the actual TT size. Things like a pawn hash are usually relatively small and can be considered to be in addition to the TT siz...
by Steve Maughan
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: My newest almost bb move generator is wonderful
Replies: 16
Views: 3684

Re: My newest almost bb move generator is wonderful

Hi Michael,
Michael Sherwin wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:25 pm
(...) I do expect it to shine in the normal ab search though! We will see.
For it to shine in alpha / beta it will need to efficient at validating the hash move as legal and generating captures. Do you think this will be the case?

Cheers,

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: My newest almost bb move generator is wonderful
Replies: 16
Views: 3684

Re: My newest almost bb move generator is wonderful

Hey Michael,

This looks interesting. How does it perform in perf tests?

BTW: if you'd like to write it up I'd be happy to publish it as a blog article on chessprogramming.net

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mate in 82?
Replies: 21
Views: 2795

Re: Mate in 82?

It's interesting that Komodo seems to excel in this position. Clearly Mark and Larry have devised some clever logic. The position reminds me of the game Jonny vs. Komodo from the WCCC in 2015; a blocked game where Komodo was eventually out maneuvered. I wonder if Mark and Larry developed the heurist...