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by mclane
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 52
Views: 1933

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

The problems are not the chess positions where you can find something,
The majority of chess positions has nothing to find within a range of x plies.
And if you try to find a move or plan via tree, you play lousy.
by mclane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 52
Views: 1933

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

... So, here is a list of uses of chess engines that I can think of: ... I summarize all of this as : "find the best move in every possible (but legal) chess position". The best move in a position is not nessesary the best move in a game of chess. If you have a plan to mate the opponent king, you m...
by mclane
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 52
Views: 1933

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

CHESS is about checkmate the opponent king. Most chess engines, if they can’t see the mate, try to capture material. And if there is no material advantage to get, they make a move that is not giving away the game. Then the programmer call this chess. But this is not chess. CHESS is not a test suite ...
by mclane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 20609

Re: Fritz 17

There are zillions of weight files for LC0 in the internet for free, there are even zillions of free chess engines, You could begin today to install them and would still installing them in 20 years from now because there are so many “different” chess engines. I have no idea if we need them or why. B...
by mclane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 20609

Re: Fritz 17

Why would anyone buy fritz17 for LC0 when the engine is for free elsewhere ?
by mclane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 20609

Re: Fritz 17

It is free with lots of bugs.
by mclane
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 20609

Re: Fritz 17

I don’t buy fritz. The software is not what I understand under a useful chess gui.
by mclane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 4588

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

jp wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:19 am
Leela has zero "planning". Whatever the type, engines just calculate.
But it plays more strategic then stockfish, Komodo etc.
by mclane
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 4588

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

The amount of positions in a game where tactics has to be solved is low. In most positions there is nothing concrete to “solve” from a tactical point of view. Also Engines beeing Good in solving tactical test suites are often weak in strategy and games and vice versa, LC0 is often weak in tactical t...
by mclane
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 4588

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

If that is your point your point is damn wrong. LC0 shows this on a daily basis against stronger engines.