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by emadsen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: dotnet and winboard
Replies: 10
Views: 670

Re: dotnet and winboard

Still a problem that my engines name appears to be "dotnet" in winboard.
Run a dotnet publish command to produce an executable. Create a self-contained deployment. Then register that executable in Winboard.
by emadsen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 67
Views: 7940

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

Current score:: 10.5 vs 9.5 ,in favour of Leela... End of an Era.
I'm amused by the vastly different level of rigor for developers and fans. Twenty games is good enough for some fans, ha ha.
by emadsen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 29692

Re: Alphazero news

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/how-the-artificial-intelligence-program-alphazero-mastered-its-games?utm_medium=10today.ad1.20181229.421.2&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling I can't read articles written by the general press about highly technica...
by emadsen
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A complete 2000 lines of code engine
Replies: 85
Views: 7978

Re: A complete 2000 lines of code engine

Looks like Minic has time management issues for games with incremental time controls. I ran another match between MadChess 3.0 Beta and Minic 0.28 using a time control of 40 moves in 4 minutes. Minic won the match. # PLAYER : RATING ERROR CFS(%) PLAYED W D L (%) OppAvg 1 Minic 0.28 : 2407.0 19.7 100...
by emadsen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A complete 2000 lines of code engine
Replies: 85
Views: 7978

Re: A complete 2000 lines of code engine

Yes, perhaps it’s a time management issue. I ran the match overnight and did not watch the games. I simply verified in the morning there were no abnormal terminations.

When I get home tonight I’ll test at 40/4 and update this thread with my results, Minic’s NPS, etc.
by emadsen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A complete 2000 lines of code engine
Replies: 85
Views: 7978

Re: A complete 2000 lines of code engine

I was curious how our engines compare because we're at similar points of development: we've created bitboard engines with a robust alpha / beta search function but a minimal evaluation function. So I ran a head to head match last night at a time control of 2m+1s. I get very different results than yo...
by emadsen
Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: MadChess 3.0 Beta
Replies: 17
Views: 2642

Re: MadChess 3.0 Beta

I added passed pawn evaluation to MadChess 3.0 Beta. This increased the engine's playing strength by 119 ELO. Booyah!

MadChess 3.0 Beta is now rated 2329 +/- 14 ELO at bullet chess.
by emadsen
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A complete 2000 lines of code engine
Replies: 85
Views: 7978

Re: A complete 2000 lines of code engine

minic_0.28_mingw_x64.exe -xboard
Thanks Guenther!
by emadsen
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A complete 2000 lines of code engine
Replies: 85
Views: 7978

Re: A complete 2000 lines of code engine

I am unable to run your engine on my AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. This is a new PC so it should support all the latest CPU instructions. The engine exits immediately. PS C:\Users\Erik\Documents\Chess\Engines\Minic\0.28> .\minic_0.28_mingw_x64.exe # This is Minic version 0.28 # Error 2018-12-27 07:2...
by emadsen
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: MadChess 3.0 Beta
Replies: 17
Views: 2642

Re: MadChess 3.0 Beta

I implemented staged move generation in MadChess 3.0 beta. This eliminates wasted effort to generate non-capture moves in nodes where a capture causes a beta cutoff. This improved the engine's playing strength by 39 ELO. It's now rated 2210 +/- 17 ELO at bullet chess. The evaluation function still i...