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by Ovyron
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 71
Views: 2020

Re: The Busted Dutch

We can start from here, if you are interested, which Stockfish-dev says is basically even Sure, we can fork the game. You can pretend that I'm playing my game against your Stockfish-dev and just copy the moves until your Stockfish-dev deviates from my opponent's play (my opponent played 9...O-O, so...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessMaster:Worlds Greatest Chess Program Or Corrupt Criminal Enterprise?
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: ChessMaster:Worlds Greatest Chess Program Or Corrupt Criminal Enterprise?

But what would be the point of that? Why ChessMaster anyway? If you're going to bring back old hardware and software to hold a match, then you can use some modern engine instead. Every day, engine developers all over the world improve their engines, and make them reach CM 9000 level, but because the...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

I'm not going to reveal much, but something interesting I've seen in the chess scene is “1 man committees”, so I wouldn't be surprised if Anton was the “rules committee”. Be very suspect when you can't find the names of the people in it, because there's never a page anywhere that lists the members o...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 32
Views: 1431

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

I guess that's why chess is still interesting at least below correspondence with long time controls level. All my claims have been at correspondence time controls. I don't find anything else interesting, because top players can defeat ANYTHING below this level. Like, it doesn't make sense about wha...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 71
Views: 2020

Re: The Busted Dutch

Well, I'll go on record saying that latest Stockfish is insane if it really thinks 2.c4 is 0.85. Maybe Larry is right about some weird scaling happening now. For contrast here's private Stockfish with learning up to some depth 33. The thing with this version is that, if 2.d5 is best, I can show it t...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessDBCN
Replies: 12
Views: 1034

Re: ChessDBCN

Thanks, I appreciate that my requests really seem prioritized, and that after I've made the DB aware of some variation, it's explored in depth in a timely fashion. Specially when there seems to be like 60 million positions in queue, I was afraid it'd take a long while to get on it, but one always ge...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 71
Views: 2020

Re: The Busted Dutch

Thanks MikeGL. So where do you rank the move? I claimed that there's at least 16 moves better than 2.d5, someone else claimed that there's at least 20 moves better than 2.d5. Depending on your view the move might be worse than what everyone expected, instead of being anywhere close to best :o
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 32
Views: 1431

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

My view is that it's probably easier to make an opening book which will never lose even with current software/hardware against 1.d4 than it is against 1.e4. But that contradicts your previous statement. From the get-go you don't even know what moves would you use to neutralize 1.d4. The first quest...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 71
Views: 2020

Re: The Busted Dutch

What is it? Nf6? Hehe, if you want to know you'll have to play against me. I promise to play the Dutch even if it means I could never beat you... (at least I'm an IM now, so it wouldn't be a walk in the park...) What is the source of your multipv=3 at depth 52? zullil analyzed that position like th...
by Ovyron
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 32
Views: 1431

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

I still believe 1.e4 is the better move, but I can't prove it with the current hardware/software. What do you think about the Marshall Counter-Attack? 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d5 r1bq1rk1/2p1bppp/p1n2n2/1p1pp3/4P3/1BP2N2/PP1P1PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - ...