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by Peter Berger
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What kind of game is chess?
Replies: 12
Views: 459

What kind of game is chess?

It is a tactical game, basically ? Or is it a strategic game? Or if it is a tactical one, is it mostly about Zugzwang? I was considering a post with a lot of interesting positions, but you guys do spend +way+ more time with these things than me, so why spend time? And I haven't seen this question di...
by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 82
Views: 2352

Re: The Busted Dutch

I want to post one more topic since my last essential topic message some couple hundred years ago. Forget about hundred. Some say I have been original. Is that really so? Now, Harm will really go crazy, and also Henk, Eelco (how are you doing, buddy?) and (unfortunately) Houdart. Matter of fact is ...
by Peter Berger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1228

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

[Moderation] These postings were split off from the Chessmaster engine-install thread, because they were rather off-topic there, which annoyed some people. Not a problem to split off threads. But it is a problem to misattribute. 1. I have not started off any new thread and 2. “Computer Chess and Ca...
by Peter Berger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence players wrongly trusted human moves
Replies: 4
Views: 766

Re: correspondence players wrongly trusted human moves

This is relevant knowledge, Uri, but it is outdated. A few months ago I talked with Matthias Kribben about "Fernschach" by accident. I know him in person because of a completely different context and the topic just so happened to come up in discussion. For once I felt pretty knowledgeable and eager ...
by Peter Berger
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12147

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Yeah, where did you dug up him? My wife would have done better. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. I like crem’s approach that one of the lead developpers should always be present if at all possible. It must be a very disappointing experience for a developper who faces a team that is on...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12147

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Cool - so Leela +does+ have someone who can speak for it. Maybe you should just plan and hire some organisation guy for the next time then. This doesn't solve the vacation problem, but everything else sounds pretty easy to me. You are already thinking along similar lines ( "crowd-funding" for the op...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12147

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

I am not so sure. Community efforts like Stockfish and LeelaZero can't enter that easily for obvious reasons. And if they do, they face their own challenges, like an operator who can't enter a move on the board in like 15 seconds... What obvious reasons? You'd need a lot of people to agree with eac...
by Peter Berger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12147

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

I am not so sure.

Community efforts like Stockfish and LeelaZero can't enter that easily for obvious reasons. And if they do, they face their own challenges, like an operator who can't enter a move on the board in like 15 seconds...
by Peter Berger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2218

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

Is there any record of people ever having received sponsorship for computer chess? I'm a year or so from buying a new server for analysis.sesse.net, and I know Intel (and probably also AMD) has a long tradition of throwing hardware at various people for research, gaming, etc.—but I've never heard o...
by Peter Berger
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing the endgame like a boss !!
Replies: 71
Views: 12600

Re: Playing the endgame like a boss !!

Lc0 v0.21.2 was released, including "Sticky endgames" feature (default on). This makes Lc0 play better when it sees a checkmate somewhere during the search. This is sounding very non-zero, though we'd need to know the details to know. Why would this be non-zero? Similar things have been discussed a...