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by lkaufman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

This will be quite interesting indeed; thanks to the Komodo team and chess.com for putting on the event! This match is getting far more advance publicity than we imagined. Hundreds of comments on Facebook, chess.com etc. Most people expect a lopsided result, they just don't agree on who will be the...
by lkaufman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

This will be exciting to watch! I'm going to stick with my prediction that Komodo will win comfortably. I apologize if these questions have already been answered, but 1. Which version of Komodo will be playing? Will GM Smerdon be told which version he's playing against? 2. What will Komodo's contem...
by lkaufman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

Here is Smerdon's blog about the match:https://www.davidsmerdon.com/?p=2122
And here is the chess.com article about it:https://www.chess.com/news/view/man-vs- ... -vs-komodo
by lkaufman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules

I think chess will never be as elegant with regard to rules and avoiding draws as Go is. I think that this area has been largely unexplored, as there hasn't been a good incentive to create a good draw-less variant of chess. Here's another idea: If the game ends in a draw, white is considered the wi...
by lkaufman
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules
Replies: 14
Views: 410

Re: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules

I don't even like the underlying idea. In chess, one player can only win if the other player makes a mistake. In absence of mistakes, i.e. with perfect play, draw is the natural result - and not a problem to be solved. I agree that a perfectly played game should be a draw. The problem is that with ...
by lkaufman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 34
Views: 1954

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

Sounds exciting. Thanks for the heads up. Ballpark score could be 3.5 - 2.5 win for Komodo. All draws plus 1 win for the engine. Well, as Tal reportedly said when told that Bobby Fischer said in the 1960s that he could give knight odds to any woman chessplayer, "Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is ...
by lkaufman
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Recent SF vs H6.03 match
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Recent SF vs H6.03 match

i7-4790K 4.5GHz 4-cores each 1024 mb hash each Houdini contempt at -6 SF contempt at +24 EGTB: Probing 5-men with auto adjudication at 6-pieces. Book used LittleCat_1.8.2.bin GUI: cutechess gui TC: 7m+7s Score of stockfish_20032617_x64_bmi2 vs Houdini 6.03: +12 -2 = 86 [0.550] Elo difference: 34.9 ...
by lkaufman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 13.3 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet for CCRL 40/15
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Komodo 13.3 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet for CCRL 40/15

It's nice to see that Komodo 13.3 is now about 20 elo above Houdini 6 on both your 4 cpu and 1 cpu lists, so with Houdini no longer under development we can finally call that horse race! Except for chess960 :wink: Well, I think that has more to do with the 40/2' time limit for the frc list than it ...
by lkaufman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 13.3 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet for CCRL 40/15
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Komodo 13.3 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet for CCRL 40/15

It's nice to see that Komodo 13.3 is now about 20 elo above Houdini 6 on both your 4 cpu and 1 cpu lists, so with Houdini no longer under development we can finally call that horse race!
by lkaufman
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists March 29th 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: CEGT - rating lists March 29th 2020

"Best Single Versions" for 40/20 has 3 versions of Lc0 and 2 versions of Komodo MCTS: http://www.cegt.net/40_40%20Rating%20List/40_40%20SingleVersion/rangliste.html This brings up the question of why NNs that require both a GPU and a CPU are even included in a Single Version list, as they require t...