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by jdart
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I think it's objectively inferior compared to alternatives but wouldn't say it is "losing."
by jdart
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: game showing some blindness by Lc0
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: game showing some blindness by Lc0

I do not know. It is a server account. Rating on playchess is 2397.

--Jon
by jdart
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: game showing some blindness by Lc0
Replies: 3
Views: 239

game showing some blindness by Lc0

This was played on playchess.com today. White (Lc0) seems to have made a couple serious errors here. One is 31. Rxh6?: r2q1k1r/5p2/3p1n1p/1p2pP2/p3P3/2Pp3R/PP1Q2P1/3B2KR w - - 0 31 White took the wrong pawn: it was much better to capture the dangerous passer with Qxd3. Also note 36. Rh7? Better was ...
by jdart
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney October
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney October

Another bug: "follow" does not show the game if the account you want to follow is presently playing a game.

--Jon
by jdart
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GUI under lan
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: GUI under lan

If this is for engine use, you don't need a GUI, exactly. But xboard/Winboard can run a match across machines using the -fh (first host) and -sh (second host) options. If you want to play with another person over a LAN, hmm, I'm not aware of a program that does that. But that is what chess servers a...
by jdart
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney October
Replies: 24
Views: 826

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney October

The server works but seems to be missing a few little things. "rematch" command is not recognized. "eco" command does not work while observing, only if playing or examining. These are nothing major, though.

--Jon
by jdart
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engine evaluation consistency/stability
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: Engine evaluation consistency/stability

I prefer Houdini for most analysis because its eval doesn't bounce around so much.
by jdart
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is this IMPOSSIBLE with BIN books?
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Is this IMPOSSIBLE with BIN books?

My engine doesn't use the book if a repetition exists. It then has to search and determine if further repetition is desirable or not. I don't think this choice can be encoded in the book, because the value of a draw depends on the contempt rating (and when in xboard mode, for my engine, that can dep...
by jdart
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strange enormous evals falling out of book at TCEC
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Strange enormous evals falling out of book at TCEC

TCEC likes unbalanced openings. Sometimes they are too imbalanced IMHO.

This line with .. c6 has been played by GM Rapport as Black.

--Jon