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by carldaman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Release of Francesca - 0.22
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: New Release of Francesca - 0.22

It looks like I was wrong about the USCF rules. That's how I remembered them. :oops: Anyway, 'common sense' can be somewhat subjective and opinion-driven and may actually vary based on the entities competing. As a chess player I feel it's wrong to adjudicate certain endgames that are virtually unwin...
by carldaman
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Release of Francesca - 0.22
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: New Release of Francesca - 0.22

Sorry, Tom, after I made the previous post I ran into the following passage in CECP protocol specs (towards the end of Section 9): Note that (in accordance with FIDE rules) only KK, KNK, KBK and KBKB with all bishops on the same color can be claimed as draws on the basis of insufficient mating mate...
by carldaman
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 51010
Replies: 115
Views: 7478

Re: Lc0 51010

Excuse me for a moment, but where does one set nodes or depth for Leela? I'm looking at the uci options in the GUI, but I must be missing something.

Thanks in advance!
by carldaman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LcZ, the world's first neural net based chess engine and interactive fiction amalgamation
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: LcZ, the world's first neural net based chess engine and interactive fiction amalgamation

Hey, you forgot to mention anything about LcZ's miraculously perfect endgame play, in part due to the new cutting-edge 9-man proprietary tablebases (erm..., what are they called, again?) :o :P
by carldaman
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SIM new version
Replies: 8
Views: 773

Re: SIM new version

Hmm, and the calendar says what? :o :twisted:
by carldaman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish based (ThothFishv1.0) Leela-Killer
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Stockfish based (ThothFishv1.0) Leela-Killer

To me, the more interesting and revolutionary option is to set ThothFish to avoid trades. This is the real ground-breaker here. An engine that has a preference for closed positions and thriving on them. This is unlike anything we've seen before from an AB-type engine. But if you set that option, wo...
by carldaman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish based (ThothFishv1.0) Leela-Killer
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Stockfish based (ThothFishv1.0) Leela-Killer

I guess this confirms my suspicion that aggressively trading against NN engines (by an AB engine) is advantageous to the AB engine. Basically you have the positional stage when there are still a lot of pieces on the board and the tactical stage when there are few. And by shortening the positional s...
by carldaman
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ThothFishv1.0
Replies: 10
Views: 2052

Re: ThothFishv1.0

This is a significant development, imo. We're finally getting a version of SF with a de facto adjustable smart contempt, including the ability to avoid trades, similar to what Komodo offers. A great feature to have and long awaited. In my test games, it shows it can deliver a mean game, preferring c...
by carldaman
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing the endgame like a boss !!
Replies: 48
Views: 3057

Re: Playing the endgame like a boss !!

Back in the days of Houdini2 I experimented with computer-assisted correspondence chess. I remember getting a clear advantage in a particular game, the exchange for a pawn, but then I reached a critical juncture where I sensed that Houdini and the other top engines could easily let the game drift in...
by carldaman
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allie 0.2
Replies: 8
Views: 774

Re: Allie 0.2

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the new release! Can you suggest a network/weights file for use with Allie?

Thanks again,
CL