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by Harvey Williamson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are the Computer Chess Community. We control ourselves.
Replies: 118
Views: 8685

Re: We are the Computer Chess Community. We control ourselves.

The facts remain. Why should an idiot pay 99 euro for something he can dowload in the internet for free without chessbase logo ?! Because albert silver or frederic friedel said in a marketing campaign that fat fritz II “will change your life” ?? The uneducated mass maybe buys it. I remember when fr...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rating Lists and double standards for clones
Replies: 11
Views: 1123

Re: Rating Lists and double standards for clones

Some of the derivatives/forks like Bluefish, SugaR and ShashChess are legal and do bring value in the form of an enhanced style of play. I don't mind seeing them listed on rating lists. I think 'legal' derivatives being shown on ratings lists is fine as long as it is clearly shown what they are a d...
by Harvey Williamson
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish solves a 5 mover
Replies: 7
Views: 1072

Re: Stockfish solves a 5 mover

Takes Hiarcs about the same time as Stockfish 11:15/121-89: 1.Bd7, 1.4G nodes (14.8M nps), 132.8M tbhits, 16GB hash 0:02: -1.00/16 1.Bd5 Kc8 2.Bxa8 Rc4 3.Kxg7 Kd7 4.Bf3 b4 5.Bd1 Kc6 6.Kxh6 Rc1 7.Bb3 Rg1 8.Bd4 Rg3 9.Bf7 Rd3 10.Bxa7 Kb5 0:02: -1.03/19 1.Bd5 Kc8 2.Bxa8 Rc4 3.Bxg7 Ra4 4.Kxh6 Rxa6+ 5.Kg5...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 491
Views: 41254

Re: Fat Fritz 2

Really? https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/houdini_6_pro_multiprocessor_version I phrased myself poorly ("sold" should have been "sold as"). I meant to say that they were not sold as being stockfish-based code, therefore it would be hard for list-makers to label them stockfish on rating-lists u...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz 2
Replies: 491
Views: 41254

Re: Fat Fritz 2

I'm not surprised about this, as CGET is another rating list that treats Fire and Houdini as separate entities from Stockfish as well. I think both Houdini and Fire were not sold and openly admitting they were StockFish?? Really? https://shop.chessbase.com/en/products/houdini_6_pro_multiprocessor_v...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: FF2 verses SF, what are the important differences?
Replies: 16
Views: 2879

Re: FF2 verses SF, what are the important differences?

With the notable exception of Komodo, I think the incredible success of Stockfish has killed off commercial engines. With regards to selling just an engine you are probably right. I imagine CB only makes a fraction of its money from engine sales. Most of their income probably comes from the other p...
by Harvey Williamson
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 1.5 from 2011 has a surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 2653

Re: Houdini 1.5 from 2011 has a surprise

I haven't noticed any fragmentation after some weeks large pages use. I see it all the time. If I want to use 100GB hash with large pages, I usually have to reboot. Dann, You may want to give this a try: https://www.wisecleaner.com/wise-memory-optimizer.html On my 64GB machine the optimization take...
by Harvey Williamson
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hikaru vs. bots
Replies: 23
Views: 3261

Re: Hikaru vs. bots

If anyone has data that could make the estimated rating of Fritz 2 on 1994 more accurate, please provide it. This is from The SSDF list: Rating + - Games Won Oppo 289 Fritz 2 486/33 MHz 2032 29 -30 547 44% 2072 Their full list is here https://ssdf.bosjo.net/long.txt
by Harvey Williamson
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 7824

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

Time to Lock this thread. It has had a record number of complaints.