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by carldaman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Lc0 and future of rating lists
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Lc0 and future of rating lists

It is certainly difficult for an equal hardware list, where equality is based on CPU benchmarks. SSDF is in the best position, they have engines listed running on different hardware already. No issues for them at all. Is it totally correct to think of CCRL as equal hardware where you have 1, 2 and ...
by carldaman
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 11258-32x4-se distilled network released
Replies: 11
Views: 1137

Re: 11258-32x4-se distilled network released

So, are these distilled networks also good for slower GPU cards? Which one (dn) is the strongest?
Thanks!
by carldaman
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: The Aristocrat 4CPU
Replies: 17
Views: 879

Re: The Aristocrat 4CPU

Nice game! :) The new Marvin, an attacking genius?!? :shock:
by carldaman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD
Replies: 27
Views: 2466

Re: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD

One wonders how AlphaZero was able to overcome such weaknesses that Leela still has -- occasional tactical blindness, and relatively weaker and sloppier endgame play.

Was it just a matter of a larger amount of hardware resources allocated to training, or perhaps a smarter approach/methodology?
by carldaman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sting Sf 13
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Sting Sf 13

The real point of this project is to create a smart analysis tool, especially for tough endgames and fortress-type positions. Using it for engine matches is a waste of resources, imho.
by carldaman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting game from CCC 5: Fire - Lc0
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Interesting game from CCC 5: Fire - Lc0

A nice win, except for the endgame. Giving up extra queen for free? Leela plays endgames even worse than Skipper! :) Can't see mate in 3 here? 1b6/8/4K3/8/2k5/8/q7/5q2 b - - 1 142 Torturing the audience with 30 more moves :) Yes, this is something that needs to be looked at. I think this is also wh...
by carldaman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule

Lowering Houdini's FiftyMoveDistance too much would also cause it to walk into sudden losses where it assumed a checkmate was 'safely' beyond the draw threshold when it actually wasn't. However, it was a still a good feature if you lowered it to a more reasonable number, as it enabled Houdini to mak...
by carldaman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Puzzle today, think how did komodo manage to reach his bishop into this position?
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Puzzle today, think how did komodo manage to reach his bishop into this position?

The answer is actually given away in the image posted, but in the Caro-Kann Black brings his Q-Bishop out before playing e6 and then may retreat it to h7. If Black then plays g6 the bishop will become trapped. Anyway, I thought Komodo had gotten over its trapped piece problem.
by carldaman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: stockfish's positional understanding better than 2700
Replies: 5
Views: 662

Re: stockfish's positional understanding better than 2700

its a long tournament near the end, people get exausted and Sam was disappointed by his blunder before...when things accumulate humans make mistakes easier...if he would have been fresh im sure he had not resigned and saw the draw !!? That's part of what makes a 2700 player what he is. Otherwise, h...