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by Steve Maughan
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Your motivation for writing a chess engine?
Replies: 33
Views: 1416

Re: Your motivation for writing a chess engine?

Nice post! Your thoughts are similar to mine. Before I started Maverick, back in 2013, I had created primitive engines but I knew I was capable of creating something better. Also, computer chess has been my main hobby since the mid 1980's, so I felt I owed it to myself to make something better. The ...
by Steve Maughan
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: OT: Chess Pogchamps 3
Replies: 4
Views: 520

OT: Chess Pogchamps 3

This is slightly off topic but still related to chess, and it's such a revolution for the game that anyone vaguely interested in chess should know about it. Up until 2020 virtually all streamed chess games were between strong opponents. Then we had the Queen Gambit and lockdown which gave a massive ...
by Steve Maughan
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Chess.com Game Report Calculations
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Chess.com Game Report Calculations

I've been impressed with Chess.com's game report. It has just the right amount of detail. It shows the highlights (and low-lights) and accuracy measure is a nice single-statistic measure of how well you played in general. It would be nice if a desktop GUI could generate such a report from any game. ...
by Steve Maughan
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Are Aspiration Windows Worthless?
Replies: 40
Views: 5200

Re: Are Aspiration Windows Worthless?

I've never had any luck with aspiration windows for Maverick. I've always assumed it was down to a poorly tuned evaluation function and generally weak-ish engine. I've always thought that when searching the first move, the hash table would guide the search down the previous PV and the window would q...
by Steve Maughan
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 265
Views: 17989

M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

Has anyone come any test attempting to measure how good the new Apple M1 Silicon will be for running chess engines?

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon by Komodo Chess
Replies: 110
Views: 24657

Re: Dragon by Komodo Chess

lkaufman wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:08 pm
<snip>We trained partly on 960 games, so this is not just a fluke.
It's just a gut feel, but I suspect this may be the secret sauce needed to create a super-aggressive evaluation function.

--- Steve
by Steve Maughan
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Regium Chess — Most likely an elaborate SCAM!!
Replies: 39
Views: 10983

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

IMHO a complete and utter 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 don...
by Steve Maughan
Wed May 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Sargon 1978 - Bringing it back to life
Replies: 23
Views: 8407

Re: Sargon 1978 - Bringing it back to life

Great project Bill! Keep us posted. I'd love to test it out when the time is right.

Steve
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: 39
Views: 10983

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: 1042

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...