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by JWorcester
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position - Morozevich-Vitijugov Reggio Emilia 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1165

Test Position - Morozevich-Vitijugov Reggio Emilia 2011

[D] r5rk/1bq1bpp1/1p1ppn1p/pP5P/2P1P3/P1N2P2/1B1Q1P2/1K1R1BR1 w - - 0 19

Here Moro played Na4. I wonder if he considered Nd5 at all. Critter thinks this is best at 22 plies. I haven't looked at all the variations with a program but it looks like white comes out with a nice advantage.
by JWorcester
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 2.01 is out!
Replies: 77
Views: 27128

Re: Komodo 2.01 is out!

Well after 236 games at 2+2 vs Houdini, Komodo is -90 ELO behind which equates to a pretty impressive improvement.

I'll report more fully once I've finished the games. The games were run on a Q6600 overclocked to 2.9GHz with each pair of engines sharing one core with ponder off.
by JWorcester
Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ciric-Nezhmetdinov
Replies: 8
Views: 1831

Ciric-Nezhmetdinov

[D] r2Bkb1r/2p2p2/p1np4/1p2p2b/3PPnpN/2P4P/PP2QP2/RN3RK1 w kq - I've been going over this game and the question is whether black is winning as a result of the queen sac. In all the lines I'm examining it appears so. However the horizon effect is quite apparent with this position. Anyone care to run ...
by JWorcester
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The List is Growing
Replies: 25
Views: 9679

Re: The List is Growing

With all due respect Fern, I've been lurking here since the days of Ruffian. I had an old account that was deleted for inactivity. Graham was the sole reason I needed a new account so I could read the hidden posts in the Engine Origins subsection. So I think I'm being fair when I state what I said. ...
by JWorcester
Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The List is Growing
Replies: 25
Views: 9679

Re: The List is Growing

Will VR now stop CB from marketing Rybka? :D It really makes CCRL's current stance look increasingly silly. Then again it really boils down to the corner that Graham has painted himself with his record clear to see from his last term as moderator. The question is not when CCRL will test Houdini. The...
by JWorcester
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: TCEC LIVE - Division I, Season 1 - All the top engines!
Replies: 39
Views: 6802

Re: TCEC LIVE - Division I, Season 1 - All the top engines!

M ANSARI wrote:Thanks Martin for your time and effort, I am sure this effort has dramatically changed how you allocate free time in your daily life ... but just to let you know we appreciate it :)
I'll add my thanks here too. In between watching TCEC and TATA my wife was getting quite annoyed :).
by JWorcester
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini is getting some wider press. Congratulations!
Replies: 121
Views: 29597

Re: Houdini is getting some wider press. Congratulations!

Houdini 1.5 leads TCEC with perfect score! Press: http://www.chessdom.com/news-2011/houdini-chess-engine TCEC: http://www.tcec-chess.org/ Fascinating, and an incredible blunder by ChessDom. It isn't to besmirch Houdini BTW, as that is not the problem. It is the fact they are promoting a small priva...
by JWorcester
Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: TCEC LIVE - Division I, Season 1 - All the top engines!
Replies: 39
Views: 6802

Re: TCEC LIVE - Division I, Season 1 - All the top engines!

That is quite a sight to see. The king is dead, long live the king? Thanks to to Martin for taking the time to organise his series of tournaments. Used to be I read ssdf/ccrl/cegt/wbec. I can't remember the last time I looked at their lists. For now I simply look to TCEC/IPON. Hopefully Martin/Ingo ...
by JWorcester
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2055

Test Position

[d] r3nk2/2qb1p2/3ppPp1/p3b2p/1p2PN1Q/1B1R4/PPP3PP/5RK1 b - - Here's a position that arose from a match between Houdini 1.5 and Rybka 4 at 20/10 on my i7. Rybka takes quite awhile to see that a4 in this position is losing to Rg3. How long does your fav engine take to see that a4 is losing and that i...
by JWorcester
Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 1.8 JA available
Replies: 68
Views: 27864

Re: Stockfish 1.8 JA available

Indeed thanks to JA and the SF team. Another few days of testing ahead.. Wheeeee 8-)