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by chrisw
Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: RMO - Randomized Move Order - yet another Lazy SMP derivate
Replies: 113
Views: 6049

Re: RMO - Randomized Move Order - yet another Lazy SMP derivate

Occam's razor says that we should first look for the simplest possible explanation. And the simplest possible explanation is that Lazy has almost zero overhead. The overhead is so small, that (combined with a few primitive tricks to avoid that threads do too much double work) it wins against (some?...
by chrisw
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF 11 on Christmas?
Replies: 27
Views: 2944

Re: SF 11 on Christmas?

mclane wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:10 pm
Why ? Who cares if there is a progress of 40 ELO ?

There will be no progress in computerchess by this kind of programming.

Buy a computer twice as fast and use the old version. Will bring more ELO.
Nonsense. Stockfish brilliant project is Communism 2.0 in real actual action.
by chrisw
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 4590

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

The loose screws are the ones that make the step progressions. Unfortunately for the loose screws, for every ten thousand of them, or more, only one does actually something the world eventually recognises as useful, or overthrows some prior theory or whatever. The question is, does the world deserv...
by chrisw
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New DeepMind paper
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: New DeepMind paper

I guess another step would be to abandon the tree search completely and handle it by the neural network alone.... -- Srdja That will probably will never happen, as search is about tactics instead of strategy. First you need a function approximator that is more accurate than SEE which I think curren...
by chrisw
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New DeepMind paper
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: New DeepMind paper

I don't believe, that You can learn to play without the rules of the game :D . Not possible. Well, it does get the rules of the game told to it, but not in a conventional manner. And it doesn't "learn" the rules in any sort of conventional manner either. It doesn't really learn chess, it creates an...
by chrisw
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New DeepMind paper
Replies: 18
Views: 2344

Re: New DeepMind paper

I don't believe, that You can learn to play without the rules of the game :D . Not possible. Well, it does get the rules of the game told to it, but not in a conventional manner. And it doesn't "learn" the rules in any sort of conventional manner either. It doesn't really learn chess, it creates an...
by chrisw
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 4590

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

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by chrisw
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 4590

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

Ah! I thought this was a philosophical discussion about approaching some perfect database (map) for everybody to use. But it turns out to be about a database of your games plus a chess engine to operate on the leaf nodes in the database, at the time of meeting them, and dependent on what your oppon...
by chrisw
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 4590

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

This argument requires time travel. Not really, because I don't need to have a chess map for all the positions I'll need in my life, when an opponent makes a move, I'll know what position I need, because I'm seeing it, so I just need to build the part of the chess map that I need to rank the best m...
by chrisw
Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 4590

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

very good, only another universe-full-of-atoms positions to go. Wake us up when we're approaching the next big bang, and tell us how you got on. But why? As I said, I only need the top ranked move of all positions that I'll play in my life, and those can easily fit in under 1TB. I don't need anythi...