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by Ozymandias
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Stalemate is too rare for that rule to do much, although of course it will change some basic endgames. Much more significant is addressing bare king (making king and minor vs king a win), and doing something about repetitions, at the very least those due to perpetual check should be either banned o...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Stalemate is too rare for that rule to do much, although of course it will change some basic endgames. Much more significant is addressing bare king (making king and minor vs king a win), and doing something about repetitions, at the very least those due to perpetual check should be either banned o...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Does anyone run correspondence or freestyle events with rules designed to avoid or minimize draws, such as specified one-sided openings or startpositions, or modifications of the normal draw rules, or anything else? It seems that attempts to do something about draws should start with correspondence...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

See the following tournament. 27 games out of 28 are draws and only one unfinished game. If the last game is a draw we are going to have perfect draw result(I am not sure if it is the first tournaments in the ICCF with 100% draws in case of a draw or we had in the past some tournament with 100% dra...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

The draw rate keeps rising, and it's been years since anybody at the top even lost a game. When I started playing Freestyle,12 years ago, this was the picture: https://i.postimg.cc/pLFRNtR9/Screen-Shot-09-16-19-at-10-47-AM.png Nothing radically different, from what we can see in correspondence chess...
by Ozymandias
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 37
Views: 2125

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

noobpwnftw wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:37 am
I was also told that I get to decide many things but in fact my opinion doesn't matter
Sounds like you talked to some politician.
by Ozymandias
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 71
Views: 2019

Re: The Busted Dutch

I have very little interest in the Dutch, so I'll wait until you address something more relevant to current computer chess opening theory, lke this: what I am seeing is mostly white wins. I honestly can't wait, for you to have the time to share with us some details, about those games you mention. Th...
by Ozymandias
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Computer Chess and Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1149

Re: Computer Chess and Capitalism

Not a problem to split off threads. But it is a problem to misattribute. 1. I have not started off any new thread and 2. “Computer Chess and Capitalism” is not my title, nor would it be. Kindly, and I know it is perfectly possible, attribute the thread to yourself (since you effectively started the...
by Ozymandias
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: RSIF as alternative to armageddon
Replies: 70
Views: 10192

Re: RSIF as alternative to armageddon

If we are to eliminate draws, which is the theme of this thread, then draws either have to be awarded based on some aspect of the position (or game history) or else just arbitrarily awarded to one color. I took from the title, that the elimination of draws was a way of solving ties, without having ...
by Ozymandias
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: RSIF as alternative to armageddon
Replies: 70
Views: 10192

Re: RSIF as alternative to armageddon

Note that with the "bare king loses" rule, you cannot ever have king vs king, because one side has a bare king before the other. Presumably White would usually be in a position to control who has the bare king most of the time. One sensible variant would be that if Black is left with a bare king, i...