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by Joost Buijs
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney January
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney January

Reading the ICS chat this morning, it seems Minic has issues during some games. Sorry for the inconvenience. It seems to only happen at the very begining of games ? Is this what happened ? Minic not playing the first move ? In fact this is an error at the very end of the previous game. Will be fixe...
by Joost Buijs
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney January
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney January

This is Schooner's first win in the monthly ICS tournament. The results was marred with a time forfeit by BelFish, but the games were all very exciting. In particular, I like the game against host NightmareX. Black pummeled the white queen out of the opening, and white never stood a chance. Thank y...
by Joost Buijs
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney January
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney January

Schooner ended at the top spot with Nemorino, Ethereal and rofChade as runners up. Belfish (a Stockfish derivative) and Arasan ended third place, which makes you wonder. Goldbar on his new hardware did very well. Nightmare was very unlucky this time, the engine wasn't changed in any way but it never...
by Joost Buijs
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney January
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney January

Daniel Anulliero wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:26 am
I'll participate with my new Isa , If I don't miss its at 20h00 instead of 21h00 :?
Yes, since a few months the tourney starts at 20:00 instead of 21:00, this is more convenient for the tourney manager.

Henk is very eager to play the new Isa. :wink:
by Joost Buijs
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney January
Replies: 9
Views: 335

On-line engine blitz tourney January

The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for January will take place on: Saturday January 18, 2:00 PM EST (Boston time), 20:00 CET (Amsterdam time) To connect: winboard -zp -ics -icshost nightmare-chess.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz (for UCI engines, add -fUCI )...
by Joost Buijs
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: interesting position
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: interesting position

From a recent online game: 5rk1/5pp1/pQ3n1p/2P5/2pP4/P1Nb2P1/1B3PKP/4r3 w - - Black's King is in some distress, but on the other hand, White has a couple of passers. It is even, but White has to play the somewhat unintuitive g4! here. Stockfish and Houdini are very fast on this but other engines ma...
by Joost Buijs
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Minic raw speed
Replies: 26
Views: 2622

Re: Minic raw speed

Minic seems to do 1.9 mnps at the start position with a single thread on a 4.4 GHz. cpu and that is somewhat slow. It could be false sharing, but with lazy-smp (besides the TT) you hardly share anything. What I don't get is that TCEC lets engines run on 176 threads on 88 core hardware, hyperthreadin...
by Joost Buijs
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Minic raw speed
Replies: 26
Views: 2622

Re: Minic raw speed

Perft 6 of start pos in 4.7sec, so move gen + copy make at 25Mnps .... probably not the issue Pure eval (during texel tuning) at 2.7Mnps, this is probably a bit slow maybe Standard search on same hardware is at 1.9Mnps A perft of 25 mnps on the start position without bulk counting seems about right...
by Joost Buijs
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney December
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney December

Funny thing is that atomNightmare (an old version of Nightmare running single core on a J3455) ended well above it's 30 times faster big brother. It shows that in a Swiss tournament with very little rounds everything is possible. Some engines were missing (like all HGM's engines to name a few), some...
by Joost Buijs
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney December
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney December

Tournament results: Arasan managed to get the same score as Belfish (Stockfish derivative) and the highest TPR, well done! :Tourney Players: Round 9 of 9 : : Name Rating Score Perfrm Upset Results : ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- : 1 +BelFish [3071] 7.0 [2879] [ 0] +08w +05w =1...