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by muxecoid
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who pays for chess engines today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2242

Who pays for chess engines today?

Out of 8 top engines most are free. Strongest engine is free. Every move found by Houdini will also be found by either Stockfish, Ethereal, Andscacs or Leela. So who are the people who still pay?
by muxecoid
Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Helpmate in 3 puzzle (inspired by CCCC variants tournament)
Replies: 0
Views: 1182

Helpmate in 3 puzzle (inspired by CCCC variants tournament)

Inspired by CCCC variants here is a simple helpmate in 3 (a.k.a. cooperative mate) puzzle.

by muxecoid
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .
Replies: 32
Views: 5794

Re: If you could buy any single CPU system for chess . . .

May I recommend that you don't get a dedicated machine for chess and use Google Cloud?
by muxecoid
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

Re: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?

I mean earlier position. With rook and minor piece vs two minor pieces. If only exchanging minor pieces was delayed there should have been a way to win.
by muxecoid
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?
Replies: 16
Views: 3224

Re: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?

The last CCCC game against Pedone was disgusting. Any proper modern engine would win the endgame.
by muxecoid
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish - changing the name of the engine?
Replies: 50
Views: 8075

Re: Stockfish - changing the name of the engine?

notyetagm wrote:
I nominate: The Oracle, as in "Let's ask The Oracle what it thinks of this position."
Between 0.24 to 0.76, but it jumps all the time. :) Perhaps call it "Pendulum"?
by muxecoid
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test position: Bishop ending
Replies: 3
Views: 858

Test position: Bishop ending

[D] 2b5/2p5/p1k4p/1p4p1/3K2P1/1P3P2/P1B5/8 b - - 1 41 Happened in one of my games. After thinking for a very long time I played b4. Some strong engines like Kd6 and switch to b4 only if you "show" it to the engine. Do you agree that my b4 was correct? If so it is one of those highly strategic positi...
by muxecoid
Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Could Gaviota have won against Shredder, in TCEC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: Could Gaviota have won against Shredder, in TCEC?

The positional sacrifice on a4 is awesome for sure. Shredder's eval jumped to 1.2 and than quickly fell down.

Black's Qd4 with Rd2 to follow looks unstoppable. Black gets pawns on c3 and d2 and can re-position his king to a safe place preparing for final push.
by muxecoid
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Weak Mode Playing Styles
Replies: 12
Views: 2604

Re: Weak Mode Playing Styles

I like how Shredder plays around 1900. Stockfish is much more "artificial" at this level.
by muxecoid
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish + EGTB = Win
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Stockfish + EGTB = Win

The Critter-Stockfish TCEC game was really interesting. Black had this: [D]5k2/8/q4b2/8/7p/2p3N1/6P1/1Q5K b - - 0 122 But unfortunately ended with this: [D]8/8/8/b7/8/3k2p1/6P1/7K w - - 35 148 For every player rated above 1400 the draw is obvious, but not to Stockfish without EGTB. Offtopic: I explo...