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by MikeGL
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom
Replies: 12
Views: 843

GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom

It's not everyday where a chess news is published on a tech site. Cheating caught with picture inside a bathroom. https://idle.slashdot.org/story/19/07/14/0610256/chess-grandmaster-caught-cheating-in-tournament-with-hidden-cellphone-in-bathroom Serious problem for human-human chess. Below is the vid...
by MikeGL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 funny game. Castle then Uncastle
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Test position (2 pawns in exchange for B)

Sorry will just append this nice win. I don't want to open another thread. Brilliant bishop sacrifice (46...Bxh4!!) in exchange for a passed pawn in K-side. Not sure if other engines would consider 46...Bxh4!! in this position too as how Lc0 continued for the win. [Event "CCC 9: The Gauntlet Bonus (...
by MikeGL
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 funny game. Castle then Uncastle
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Lc0 funny game. Castle then Uncastle

Nice win.But notice the trollish move 0-0-0 and then Lc0 decides to return both R and K to uncastled state. Then decides that the safest place for whites K is at the king-side. As usual, instructive and out of this world. [Event "CCC 9: The Gauntlet Bonus (10|5)"] [Site "?"] [Date "2019.07.14"] [Rou...
by MikeGL
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995
Replies: 36
Views: 3136

Re: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995

Ferret competed in quite a few tournaments from 1995-early 2000s, and it was active on chessclub.com. Some games are available here: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=30003 Thanks for the link. Fun to see some strong games of Ferret engine there. I noticed its wonderful games against t...
by MikeGL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where are the funs of Leela?
Replies: 78
Views: 6027

Re: Where are the funs of Leela?

I agree these NN are very strong. But I did a quick visit at CCC site for the currrent tourn, and was suprised to see Brainfish was demolishing Lc0 left and right. Don't know what's wrong but looks like it is vengeance time for A/B side.
by MikeGL
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nice PC for chess with Linux as default OS
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Nice PC for chess with Linux as default OS

https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/19/ ... -available

Nice, system. Can surely run Lc0 and other NN engines too with its NVIDIA GTX 16-Series.
by MikeGL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where are the funs of Leela?
Replies: 78
Views: 6027

Re: Where are the funs of Leela?

I should like to read some interpretation about the results of Leela in TCEC 15. Champion Bonus. Where is the "New Era"? As already mentioned by some, this leela is too young and there's huge room for improvement. A bit of patches here and there might make this deadlier than it is now. Compared to ...
by MikeGL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Finding that 'Only Move'
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Finding that 'Only Move'

What about Rg8 by black? Then Rh1-h7. After Rd8xd6 and Rd1xd6, White threatens to take the bishop on e6 with check. The covering pawn on f7 is pinned because of the queen on b7. Then black can simply play Qc8. ( To defend bishop on e6 and avoid pin ). And white will lose with material deficit. Actu...
by MikeGL
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: about the term of equal hardware
Replies: 42
Views: 4592

Re: about the term of equal hardware

Okay, another try, let us assume the best software is those which makes best use of the transistors given on a specific chip. So let us compare the transistor count and the clock frequency of TCEC hardware: Nvidia RTX 2080 TI: 18.6 billion transistors clocked with max 1.545 GHz Nvidia RTX 2080: 13....
by MikeGL
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish and Multi-PV
Replies: 24
Views: 2254

Re: Stockfish and Multi-PV

Even Leela avoids the direct 3.d4 move and prefers 3.Bb5 instead. [Event "CCC: Testing Updates II"][Date "2019.06.02"][Round "1"] [White "Leelafish"][Black "Brainfish"] [Result "1-0"] [Variation "Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack (without ...d6)"] Unusual game, giving up pawns for free in openning and get...