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by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Black Diamond XR7 settings
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Black Diamond XR7 settings

I'm doing some mate solving with BD XR7 and I noticed that it has a "Tactical" setting in the configuration. Out of the box it is set to 0. Should it be modified to another value for better performance? No. All this "Tactical" setting does is turning ON MultiPV internally, by powers of 2 (so Tactic...
by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: InfinityChess Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: InfinityChess Forum

I downloaded it and the installer doesn't run. Maybe it's overzealous Windows's security? Have you tried right-clicking the exe file and checking Properties, to see if at the bottom of the box Windows says it has blocked it because it comes from another machine? If there's an Unblock button it's po...
by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 376
Views: 23644

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

good learning can earn elo and if this is the result of learning then it is not a good learning. It is possible to learn without memorizing scores. Yes, what you mention has been implemented in what people call an "experience file", and it does work, and it does brings Elo. People have even perform...
by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

I'm tempted to believe that unaided top engines, running on some baseline hardware with reasonably limited time controls, can still be defeated at corr chess. A strong, skilled human can guide the play [while analyzing] and gain a huge depth advantage in critical lines. Not to mention the additiona...
by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 376
Views: 23644

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

Everyone is obsessed with Elo, yet hardly anyone understands how important engine learning is in this regard. :shock: I suspect this is THE reason Learning died. The problem with it is that an engine with Learning will have a lower Elo on games. What seems to happen is that the engine faces a posit...
by Ovyron
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 78
Views: 2522

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

Calling something retarded when it's retarded isn't an emotional reaction, I'm not even mad when I say it :) It's an emotional statement and certainly not an argument. I have to use some adjective to refer to it so that it's clear I'm not referring to traditional castling. It's your fault if the wo...
by Ovyron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

The wall doesn't exist, if it did every correspondence chess player could make use of it when they're black and avoid losing. What is happening is that Stockfish dev always lags behind the level of correspondence games, you may be amazed by the level that it has that you're proposing, but top corres...
by Ovyron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 78
Views: 2522

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

Calling something retarded when it's retarded isn't an emotional reaction, I'm not even mad when I say it :) This hasn't gone in circles because you have yet to understand what I'm saying, let me try again... So there's this girl that knows how to play chess taking a walk in the park, and then she s...
by Ovyron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 13
Views: 593

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

The question is: will there ever be an engine that wins 1 game vs that setup? Oh yes, Stockfish is nowhere near perfection, I could say that a top correspondence chess player using 6 days per move could find a string of moves that'd beat your conditions, so if some engine of the future is able to f...
by Ovyron
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: InfinityChess Forum
Replies: 13
Views: 1760

Re: InfinityChess Forum

Cumnor wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:13 am
Most of the time a user is muted only for a short length of time, I am sure if you returned, I could get you unmuted if needed by asking that TD to remove the mute.
But how do I ask the TD to remove the mute if the chat is blocked? (I'm Vytron on there, still muted.)