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by carldaman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Hidden Step (Benjamin, Berserk, Ceibo, Drofa, Dumb, Galjoen, K2, KoK, KnightX, Nawito, Qapla, Supernova, Velvet, Waxman)
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Hidden Step (Benjamin, Berserk, Ceibo, Drofa, Dumb, Galjoen, K2, KoK, KnightX, Nawito, Qapla, Supernova, Velvet, Wax

Curious, what are Benjamin's ES2/ES3 settings (if you're willing to share)? Most of the changes in Benjamin.eng file are common for the ES, ES2, and ES3 versions: [Pawn Value = 117] (default = 100) [Knight Value = 125] (def = 100) [Bishop Value = 125] (def = 100) [Rook Value = 124] (def = 100) [Que...
by carldaman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)
Replies: 40
Views: 5377

Re: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)

Thanks, that's interesting. This net's posted date is Dec 2, 2020, so it's not that old - newer than the default SF net, in fact(!)

https://tests.stockfishchess.org/nns?page=1
by carldaman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon
Replies: 33
Views: 4850

Re: Dragon

Always buy when they have the 25% off semi-annual one-day sales (in spring/fall). The CB 16 upgrade was no more than $80.
by carldaman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hekastockfish NNUE - many interesting options for this Stockfish derivative! Quick local results included.
Replies: 10
Views: 3185

Re: Hekastockfish NNUE - many interesting options for this Stockfish derivative! Quick local results included.

I did test this version of Heka for a while, but discovered that the new piece value settings unfortunately did not bring about any trade avoidance capabilities whatsoever. They didn't seem to have any tangible effects at all. :(
by carldaman
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ShashChess
Replies: 249
Views: 87464

Re: ShashChess

Contempt could be useful to the Tal personality, especially if the user chooses to turn NNUE off, since it can benefit from 'optimism' and draw-avoidance by its very nature. This would also apply to analysis done by the Tal personality.
by carldaman
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Honey 13
Replies: 32
Views: 4956

Re: Honey 13

I can attest that Harmon plays a really fine brand of chess for a NNUE net. I'll post one of its amazing wins when I have time. :) To illustrate what Harmon's capable of, I'm posting an entertaining and adventurous game. First, here's an amusing diagram from this game: [D]4N2r/pp6/6k1/2p1N3/NP3p2/2...
by carldaman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)
Replies: 40
Views: 5377

Re: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)

Hi Master Om,
I'm curious, which net are you using with the Nodchip SF of 20/07/19?
I find it intriguing that the older nets could still be better at analysis.
Thanks!
by carldaman
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Slow 2.5 - Fritz 17 (Ginkgo), 1:0, mate in 24 moves!
Replies: 2
Views: 404

Re: Slow 2.5 - Fritz 17 (Ginkgo), 1:0, mate in 24 moves!

It's surely nice to now have engines that can thoroughly punish such passive play. :D
by carldaman
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Fritz 17

Did you purchase FF2 separately? I bought Fritz 17 (which came with FF1) back in 2019 and have updated it, but I see no FF2 in there.