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by Modern Times
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: For those who run tournaments/matches
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: For those who run tournaments/matches

An SSD will not be damaged by lots of read activity, there are no moving parts. The lower capacity ones are quite cheap these days.
by Modern Times
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines

I mainly use ChessBase, Hiarcs Chess Explorer and Shredder Chessbase no in my experience. Shredder GUI from shredderchess.com definitely yes. The Hiarcs chess engine supports chess960 so I'd be very surprised indeed if Hiarcs Explorer doesn't. You could reach out to their support for help with it. ...
by Modern Times
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: 960 Compliant Chess Guis and engines

Until now I have been unsuccessful in finding a chess engine or a chess GUI that obeys all the rules of 960 chess. Cutechess plays chess960 engine to engine matches, as does ChessGUI. Arena has some capability as well, and Winboard too. I have only used ChessGUI and Cutechess myself. There are 72 e...
by Modern Times
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists June 21th 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: CEGT - rating lists June 21th 2020

Hi Larry, the NN-testing is the only problem because the whole machine is blocked for a 100-games-match. That takes time. A/B-engines-testing is no problem, with "concurrency 5" 100 games are ready in about 27-28 hours. Best wishes, G.S. (CEGT team) Yes painful. But on a 6-core machine for example,...
by Modern Times
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 6206

Re: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0

Modern Times wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:45 pm

After the first 500 FRC games I've played it is +77 Elo (Ordo = +86 Elo)
Over 1,500 games now, and holding at +75 Elo (bayeselo). Final games coming in next few days.
by Modern Times
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 6206

Re: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0

For the disconnects I did try a 2000 game FRC gauntlet and got 1 disconnect, my guess is it's tablebase related in some way since the last eval was a won tablebase evaluation, and I didn't find any disconnects in my old pgns and don't usually test with tablebases on. The strength gain from 5-piece ...
by Modern Times
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help to replace desktop with a laptop to run ChessMaster
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: Help to replace desktop with a laptop to run ChessMaster

If funds permit another option is to buy a new laptop and run Windows XP in a virtual machine if you have installation media/key for it.
by Modern Times
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0
Replies: 41
Views: 6206

Re: SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.0

Slow Chess Blitz Classic 2.2 is now released. With 100 self-play elo increase I'd hope for aroud +70 elo in blitz rating lists. After the first 500 FRC games I've played it is +77 Elo (Ordo = +86 Elo) I have had three disconnects which isn't a lot be any means but I don't recall getting any with th...
by Modern Times
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Help with Scorpio 3.0.8
Replies: 130
Views: 4728

Re: Help with Scorpio 3.0.8

Is it best to install this as a UCI engine or a WB engine ? I think they are best both tested well enough now but xboard has been with scorpio for ages. Thanks for the tests, could you please use mt 40 with it ? I will change my formula for the case where the CPU is relatively stronger than the GPU...
by Modern Times
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Help with Scorpio 3.0.8
Replies: 130
Views: 4728

Re: Help with Scorpio 3.0.8

Is it best to install this as a UCI engine or a WB engine ?