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by carldaman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strange Lc0 TCEC performance
Replies: 132
Views: 5328

Re: Strange Lc0 TCEC performance

Yes, the video cards were over-heating resulting in weak play by Leela. After reducing their speed to 70% (so they don't overheat that much) Leela recovered it's normal level and won most matches greatly increasing it's qualifying chance. Maybe it's too late now, but at least the problem was found....
by carldaman
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of LC Zero Net 512 finished
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: SPCC: Testrun of LC Zero Net 512 finished

By the way, the "official" TCEC site appears to be down. The url gives a 'Not Found' error and a blank page.

http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php
by carldaman
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of LC Zero Net 512 finished
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: SPCC: Testrun of LC Zero Net 512 finished

A GPU standard could be useful for testers, in the same way of 1CPU, 4CPU, etc.
What is the most common GPU available at a reasonable price?
Maybe the community can agree on a common-denominator GPU for testing Leela-like entities ?!
by carldaman
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ShashChess
Replies: 24
Views: 2637

Re: ShashChess

What 's to be expected if you select all three styles at once? Is that advisable?
To me at least, it appears to play some very attractive chess when all three are selected, leaning more towards a Tal-style. :)

Thanks for the release, btw! :D
CL
by carldaman
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Clayton-Rodent III personality
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Clayton-Rodent III personality

Excellent understanding of piece activity/mobility and king safety resulting in a great, swashbuckling type of attacking play.
I sure like it. :D

As to how it compares to other similar Rodent personalities, maybe our friend Brendan could chime in. :)
by carldaman
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal
Replies: 22
Views: 2589

Re: TCEC should reconsider the ban on Ethereal

Why was Ethereal banned ??! They sure seem to have a fondness for banning over there... :|
by carldaman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 176
Views: 10504

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Maybe the engine's (own) book should be capped at no more than 15 moves, otherwise you could potentially have games where 30-40 moves are reeled off directly from book, so the engine basically does not play at all, but only the book does.
by carldaman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo vs Hikaru
Replies: 24
Views: 2919

Re: Komodo vs Hikaru

Does Komodo MCTS use contempt? AFAIK it normally doesn't recognize the contempt setting (unlike regular Komodo) - instead, its optimistic eval acts as some sort of built-in de facto contempt.
by carldaman
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How do you post a game
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: How do you post a game

hgm wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:25 pm
I don't think the problem is that it is not known how to do it.

It is more that none of the admins seems to be interested in doing it.
Then the "upgrade" was more like a downgrade. :|