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by lkaufman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 150
Views: 6358

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Already in move 35. Houdini, Komodo and SF evaluate position 0,00 almost instantly and keep it. No need to continue :D . Definitely unfair from Komodo team. But they are already announcing in homepage "2018 World Computer Blitz Champion". I should complain to Jesse, our webmaster, that it doesn't a...
by lkaufman
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 150
Views: 6358

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Allowing the possibility of 'gamesmanship' in a computer tournament is a little perplexing. Relies on 'good' behaviour', I guess. When money/commercialism is involved, this is probably asking too much of some people. More than a little perplexing. Leela and operator lost on time through their own s...
by lkaufman
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC
Replies: 64
Views: 3552

Re: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC

Damir wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:29 pm
It seems 12th Game is still not running.. What is going on ? :( :(
Mark messaged me that Komodo won the playoff and the championship with two wins; maybe there is or was something wrong on the website?
by lkaufman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are there engines that are not optimized only for bullet?
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Are there engines that are not optimized only for bullet?

Komodo tests at longer time controls (such as 300" + 3") whenever we think a certain idea needs a lot of time, and also sometimes before a release.
by lkaufman
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (16th June 2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (16th June 2018)

It would be in 12th place on the one per author list if we allowed MCTS engines to be treated as not in the same family as normal ones. Our latest dev version would be no worse than 9th place now. That thought had in fact occurred to me briefly - whether Komodo MCTS should be the same family as sta...
by lkaufman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo vs Hikaru
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Komodo vs Hikaru

Does Komodo MCTS use contempt? AFAIK it normally doesn't recognize the contempt setting (unlike regular Komodo) - instead, its optimistic eval acts as some sort of built-in de facto contempt. In early versions of Komodo MCTS the "built-in" Contempt was quite strong; now it is much milder so it star...
by lkaufman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo vs Hikaru
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Komodo vs Hikaru

Game 2: Knight for pawn At move 30... Nakamura said he was worried for little time on the clock, i understand his concern. Shouldn't it be possible to teach Komodo to take opponents time into consideration for human odds matches. Realistically Komodo should have continued playing on, Naka may have ...
by lkaufman
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.1
Replies: 49
Views: 6904

Re: Komodo 12.1

In case of K12.1.1 selfplay, which contempt value is recommended? Last time i asked it was at 13. It may have chanced since then, thereby asking. I kindly request recommended values for Komodo 12.1.1 vs Komodo 12.1.1 and Komodo 12.1.1 versus Komodo 11.3.1 #1 K12.1.1 identical selfplay #2 K12.1.1 fa...
by lkaufman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo vs Hikaru
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Komodo vs Hikaru

I think that a full piece handicap would be a fair match against a GM these days. Full knight odds at 5' + 5" is about even for me or my son Raymond (IM) vs. Komodo, but although I am a GM I don't play at GM level at age 70, and my son is a rather low rated IM. That's why we thought knight for pawn...
by lkaufman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo vs Hikaru
Replies: 24
Views: 2375

Re: Komodo vs Hikaru

Yes, 3 draws with the MCTS match. Regarding the levels match, it turns out their level x is our level x-1, so Hikaru actually lost to level 19 and never even played full strength Komodo. So Komodo really scored half a point more than I guessed in each of the two matches. It seems now that the info ...