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by hgm
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The plea to new democstrocal elections in CTF gets sabotaged
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: The plea to new democstrocal elections in CTF gets sabotaged

Let me provide some explanation. Yes, this thread logically belongs in "Forum Help and Suggestions". Initially we discussed moving it there. But virtually no one reads there, it would be as good as moderating it away entirely. So we decided to allow it here, for the time being. Because I think this ...
by hgm
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The plea to new democstrocal elections in CTF gets sabotaged
Replies: 12
Views: 620

Re: The plea to new democstrocal elections in CTF gets sabotaged

This is complete bullshit. I just moved a discussion about how we could best hold elections now that the polling feature of this forum is broken, which was taking place in an obscure thread in the middle of an enormous amount of cruft, to an official sticky thread where it has more exposure. And whi...
by hgm
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney October
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney October

I guess this is what you are talking about. My version has already that additional window for the FICS stuff. It's just that I have to manually put "shout" in front of a chat message directed to all, which I guess Winboard is doing automatically. Also, the messages from others are intermixed with t...
by hgm
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engine playing twice the same move in a CuteChess tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Engine playing twice the same move in a CuteChess tournament

This typically happens when the engine's search doesn't find any move to play at all (in other words, considers itself check- or stalemated), while the GUI disagrees (and thus has not declared game end already, but sets the engine thinking). Usually this means the engine has a move bug, and GUIs ten...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney October
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney October

HGM -> Where can I get the latest build or source for Windows. Currently on Winboard 4.8.0b. Thanks in advance. The latest Windows build is always packaged in http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-AA.zip . (Built today, actually. I added some support for 'symmetric books', which is useful for Xiangqi / Ja...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney October
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney October

XBoard used to employ the terminal from which it was launched as the ICS Interaction window. I guess this is what you are talking about. To avoid the annoying interuptions of the line you are typing by output of others, at some point I added an ICS Input window, which just contained a single text en...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?

I am always getting excited when you're trying to implement engines for games other but chess. I'm just wondering what motivates you? I mean usually people developing one engine for years and it's difficult to master chess programming at a decent level... But you're trying many other games! This is...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?

OK, thanks. I ask because I am interested in trying out this NNUE technique in a new engine, for Janggi. I know absolutely nothing about that game, but I do have a PGN file with 25000 games in it. And perhaps this is enough to train it, and get somewhat reasonable play. It could also be interesting ...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simple test positions
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Simple test positions

And it isn't just nps; there seems to be something horribly wrong with time-to-depth (or nodes-to-depth) as well. Fairy-Max needs only ~24K nodes (and consequently 0.01 sec) to reach depth 10, and it already switches to Kd2 there: dep score nodes time (not shown: tbhits knps seldep) 17 -1.56 333282 ...
by hgm
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: How to scale stockfish NNUE score?

Let me get this straight: NNUE is just one term of the Stockfish evaluation, and there are other terms?

Is material the only other term (and is it tapered from opening to end-game)?