Search found 898 matches

by MikeGL
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Could help NN engines overtake SF easily
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Could help NN engines overtake SF easily

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/11 ... comments=1

Interesting read. Not sure if it belongs here or Programming Section.
by MikeGL
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: DeepMind AI hardware
Replies: 1
Views: 349

DeepMind AI hardware

Spotted AlphaZeros GPU hardware being used in some real world puzzles.

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/10/1 ... ek-tablets
by MikeGL
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3761

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I saw at CCC (chess.com), they were using big hardware so maybe result was relevant.
Lc0 as black only drew against SF after SF as white played 1.g4 (0.5 - 0.5)
But SF (as black) convincingly won after Lc0 (as white) played 1.g4. (0-1)

edit: name of engines
by MikeGL
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning after Qf6+!
Replies: 97
Views: 8796

Re: Winning after Qf6+!

I am confused. If I didn't miss something from this thread, After Ng5 of white, both Nxd4 and Nd6 (on Nxa3 line) of black was already posted by Peter and both ends up in a win. So IMO, both Ng4 and Bd2 wins for white. No, Mike, you missed Louis' fortress- line after 26...Nxd6 (!) which I had to be ...
by MikeGL
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning after Qf6+!
Replies: 97
Views: 8796

Re: Winning after Qf6+!

I am confused. If I didn't miss something from this thread, After Ng5 of white, both Nxd4 and Nd6 (on Nxa3 line) of black was already posted by Peter and both ends up in a win. So IMO, both Ng4 and Bd2 wins for white. The current belief in this thread is that in the Ng5 line Black's Nd6 line draws....
by MikeGL
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessBase Engine Database Loading
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Re: ChessBase Engine Database Loading

You can add games to another database by uploading the database into fitz as a new database then copying the games in that database to a different database. Here is the help file explaining this http://help.chessbase.com/Fritz/16/Eng/index.html Reference>Database functions>Copying Games. Thanks Cum...
by MikeGL
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning after Qf6+!
Replies: 97
Views: 8796

Re: Winning after Qf6+!

In the meantime I gave the Nd6- line of Louis' SF, leading to a fortress, some Backward with Honey X6 FD, the fortress detection code from Joseph Ellis seems to work here really fine, Honey keeps the 0.00 in hash back to the root position after 26...Nd6. Yet the output doesn't show much because of ...
by MikeGL
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning after Qf6+!
Replies: 97
Views: 8796

Re: Winning after Qf6+!

Hi Louis! 27.h4 is still drawn, but 27...Nd6 (?) (...Nxd4 instead holds) loses, yet not as soon as after 28..Qd8( ?) (better 28...Ne8). Are you saying that White wins here? 1r3rk1/5p1R/1qbnpPp1/3pP1N1/p1pP3P/1pP5/1P2B3/3RB2K w - - 1 6 Stockfish-dev isn't seeing it. Actually I was writing about this...
by MikeGL
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessBase Engine Database Loading
Replies: 12
Views: 2873

Re: ChessBase Engine Database Loading

Hello All, About two weeks ago I had the misfortune of a crashed C-drive. It was an old PC and overdue for a crash. So, I purchased a new PC. But the latest misfortune is that now I need to cope with Windows 10, a fate nearly worse than death. Having a new PC means I need to update my ChessBase (CB...
by MikeGL
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ken Thompson password is 1.d4
Replies: 0
Views: 1358

Ken Thompson password is 1.d4

Ken Thompson, a chess programmer and one of Unix creator has a cool passwd.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/0 ... d_cracked/

Planning to create my own now, with a Ruy up to 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bf1 to be out of dictionary attacks. :lol: