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by carldaman
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessTricks
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: ChessTricks

Thanks, but the online tools only seem to allow image file conversion from one format to another, such as png to webp, but as far as I can see there is no simple and readily available tool for conversion to ttf (a piece font format). That would allow these fonts to be used with a GUI like Arena.
by carldaman
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ChessTricks
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: ChessTricks

Thanks a lot! Fascinating idea. :-)

May I ask how you were able to get those lovely Neo chess piece fonts?
I've been looking for them everywhere. I know chess.com uses them
as the default but I can't find a download link for them at all.

Thanks again,
Carl
by carldaman
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCCC and TCEC hardware is unfair?
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: CCCC and TCEC hardware is unfair?

{snip} And now with CCC/TCEC hardware they both are within 30 elo, either SF or Leela will likely be champion.(Unusual odd can happen in small sample size tournament though) Right now $1200 2080Ti on leela is very close to $1300 16 cores SF Dev. (within 30 elo in favour of SF), so it is very fair f...
by carldaman
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quantum Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Quantum Computer

Rigetti announced last month: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611962/faster-quantum-computing-in-the-cloud/ "Quantum computers could one day perform calculations beyond the reach of even the most powerful classical supercomputer, but for now building and maintaining these machines remains immens...
by carldaman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 12th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships
Replies: 35
Views: 4567

Re: 12th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Always running from the stronger engine to get a title. Kudos... Sometimes I wish that just one of the gazillion Stockfish developers/authors would choose to enter their engine into these contests. What's stopping them? Do the tournament rules allow this? It is odd that SF is always conspicuous by ...
by carldaman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games
Replies: 16
Views: 1458

Re: Chess.com 2018 Bogus games

For real testing purposes, they might as well be called bogus games, considering the highly irregular and less than relevant starting positions. :|
:P
by carldaman
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quantum Computer
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Quantum Computer

Rigetti announced last month: https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611962/faster-quantum-computing-in-the-cloud/ "Quantum computers could one day perform calculations beyond the reach of even the most powerful classical supercomputer, but for now building and maintaining these machines remains immens...
by carldaman
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Beautiful game, highlights strengths of NN+MCTS
Replies: 17
Views: 2140

Re: Beautiful game, highlights strengths of NN+MCTS

Another beautiful game. Here, a strong SF derivative Andscacs outplayed in endgame because of an immobilised Kf1. NN+MCTS giving up material in exchange for its K mobility. Looks like SF Dev version is having a difficulty finding the excellent continuation 33...Rd8 on the below diagram. ___________...
by carldaman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which top 2775+ player has the record of not losing any game?
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: Which top 2775+ player has the record of not losing any game?

Something to beat: Capablanca was undefeated for eight years from 10 February 1916 to 21 March 1924. One year: a joke! It must be said that Capablanca played relatively far fewer games during that 8 year stretch, which partially spanned WWI, than modern GMs do these days. In an era where he'd likel...
by carldaman
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which top 2775+ player has the record of not losing any game?
Replies: 18
Views: 1406

Re: Which top 2775+ player has the record of not losing any game?

Jouni wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Something to beat: Capablanca was undefeated for eight years from 10 February 1916 to 21 March 1924. One year: a joke!
It must be said that Capablanca played relatively far fewer games during that 8 year stretch, which partially spanned WWI, than modern GMs do these days.