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by NATIONAL12
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6347

Re: Komodo 8 by Chessbase - no more Houdini ?

Houdini is a dead duck.Could not stand Roberts arrogance about chess,all he was was a programmer.
by NATIONAL12
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists June 08th 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 2957

Re: CEGT - rating lists June 08th 2014

Hi Larry, on my i7-4770k @ 3,4 GHZ I use 40/8 and IIRC Werner and Johann (our main 40/20 testers) have similar machines. Best Wolfgang Thanks! So it's practically the same level as the 5' plus 3" list if you allow for ponder on in that list. A bit longer, but not significantly so. This makes the dr...
by NATIONAL12
Sat May 31, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game!
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game

I have made comments elsewhere about Nelson having to stick with 8 opening moves,on some openings it should be more and others less,i hope this will be adopted in next TCEC and give Nelson more freedom in his use of openings esp those used in current GM practice. Also of course some neglected openin...
by NATIONAL12
Sat May 31, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game!
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game

You may well be right but the First 8 book moves were put up by Nelson from his stats to see how each engine could deal with position,SF drew and Komodo won.
by NATIONAL12
Sat May 31, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game!
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game

Yes I too noticed the Black Queen was totally immobilized all this time,i agree with your assessment of the game. I thought Kings Gambit was a dead duck at this level and at best good for a draw. Wonder how top engines would handle Sicilian Wing Gambit with big hardware and long time control.I had m...
by NATIONAL12
Fri May 30, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game!
Replies: 16
Views: 4556

Re: Komodo loses the TCEC supermatch but wins the final game

Yes the critical position out of the opening! I wonder if Komodo's move is a TN? It really seemed like a risky choice but Komodo seemed very happy with that line. However I will say that SF also thought that this was the best line in its PV. The evaluations though were totally different. My databas...
by NATIONAL12
Fri May 30, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Stockfish 5 to be released this weekend
Replies: 32
Views: 11261

Re: New Stockfish 5 to be released this weekend

You cannot deny that Komodo won last game in brilliant fashion though.
by NATIONAL12
Sat May 24, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo Syzygy evals
Replies: 44
Views: 8595

Re: Komodo Syzygy evals

The setting of 2 is already the most aggressive; using 9 or 10 would mean fewer tb accesses. Those with very slow hard drives might want to use a higher value than 2, perhaps 6 would be reasonable. Values below 2 seem to just be bad. Things are not so simple as you put it. It would be helpful if Ro...
by NATIONAL12
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

TCEC

Brilliant win by Komodo over Stockfish in first game.
by NATIONAL12
Sun Mar 30, 2014 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sicilian Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Sicilian Dragon

And also the following.

By The Wizard (***) Date 2014-03-12 08:38



>20. Ra3

Come as a bit of a surprise ... I have 20.Ra4 as the book move with 20.Ra6 as an alternative

Regards

Wizard has possibly best book in world.