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by hgm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: game by Talish
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: game by Talish

So it is a bit buggy?
by hgm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 336
Views: 18204

Re: Alphazero news

Any engine has an opening repertoire by definition. Stockfish also prefers some opening moves over others, and would considtently play these.
by hgm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: game by Talish
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: game by Talish

Surround it by the pgn and /pgn BBcodes, or use the PGN button after selecting the game in the posting form.

BTW, how can it be that a game that ends in checkmate has '*' as result?
by hgm
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Super bullet chess: LC0 network 11248 vs Stockfish 10 (~3500 elo)
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Super bullet chess: LC0 network 11248 vs Stockfish 10 (~3500 elo)

[moderation] To the O.P.: Please refrain from making a new forum thread for every new set of 40 games you play; people get irritated by so many threads about a nearly identical subject, and start complaining about 'spam'. To others: please refrain from public name calling against persons with a pos...
by hgm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 336
Views: 18204

Re: Alphazero news

Either way, this proves my point that by introducing diversity to the opening moves does not seem to harm an engine's performance in any way, even if the engine is a perfect player. It doesn't prove anything of the sort. (And which 'ways' are you distinguishing here anyway?) The existence of a sing...
by hgm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 336
Views: 18204

Re: Alphazero news

Well the "nearly" here is a form of compromise to truth because if we have perfect knowledge then the chances that "nearly" happens is zero. So that means than a perfect player would perform very poorly from nearly won positions, almost never be able to convert one into a win, and always quickly le...
by hgm
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: lila-tablebase: Syzygy tablebase server
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: lila-tablebase: Syzygy tablebase server

In the philosophy of UCI the engine should not be bothered with this, and the interface should take care of it. There also seems to be little point in letting the engine think to reproduce an already known result, and discard what it gets when it doesn't. You might as well play the EGT move immediat...
by hgm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 336
Views: 18204

Re: Alphazero news

that's like saying Berlin is inferior to French, one could also make an argument saying that they are exactly equivalent and if some statistics are favoring one over the other, then those statistics are flawed, which both can be verified only if chess is solved. No. Solving Chess would only make th...
by hgm
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: One billion random games
Replies: 11
Views: 1815

Re: One billion random games

Although I normally don't save the games, the game generator fortunately also is a normal WB engine, so I can play it against itself under WinBoard and let the latter save the games as PGN. (The first attempt atthis led to spurious draw claims, as it did not update the position key on moves that it ...