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by mclane
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houston: We have lift off ...
Replies: 53
Views: 2545

Re: Houston: We have lift off ...

MikeB wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:36 pm
an amazing chart - where will it end
Its IMO unimportant. A race for elo. Quantifying instead of qualifying.
by mclane
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 210
Views: 48282

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

Exactly my point. There is i7 and i7.
by mclane
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 210
Views: 48282

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

On my Acer aspire E17 with i7 7500U Stockfish is doing 3232 on 4 core after 2‘

Maybe your machines are too fast while my machine is too slow.
by mclane
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: B strategy is the future.

By relying on brute force you do not allow the chess engines to grow and get more knowledge. IMO b strategy is the right decision because it completely gives up the idea that alpha beta or A strategy would allow to play chess. Ok it looks like chess. But it isn’t. Stockfish can compute 12 or 26 plie...
by mclane
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: B strategy is the future.

Chess engines using heavily brute force search are not playing chess.
They emulate it via search tree.

What we need is an engine that knows about chess and chooses those branches and lines
That makes sense using a chess knowledge,
Like humans are doing it,
by mclane
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: B strategy is the future.

What is the sense when the NEW PATH is only another race like the usual race between Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini ? That’s boring. Before we had 3 bean counters, and then we have 4. Sorry but I don’t see any news in this, Chess is not about strength by computation, Chess is about plans. About ideas...
by mclane
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: B strategy is the future.

The AB strategy programs have reached the top limit.
Imo we should now concentrate on b strategy or even c strategy. Because you cannot earn anything anymore with AB.
We need new paths to walk on.
by mclane
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: B strategy is the future.

I know NO human being playing chess doing brute force. What a nonsense.
by mclane
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: B strategy is the future.
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

B strategy is the future.

The race is not anymore about strength. The race is about b strategy and c strategy. Komodo, Houdini and Stockfish showed that a strategy works. Or ab strategy. But the future is not about this. It is about b strategy (no brute force) and about c strategy (Computing like the humans do, with patterns...
by mclane
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: gandalf 2.1 incredible games
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: gandalf 2.1 incredible games

a few remarks: the hardware is a slow ATOM CPU netbook. i think the best thing one can do with this netbook is, that it runs dos ! it makes fun to run old dos chess engines on it. such as gandalf 2.1. it is said that gandalf 2.1 uses 1 ply brute force plus extensions. so almost / nearly b strategy. ...