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by M ANSARI
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test position: Lc0 vs Stockfish, TCEC 18, game 65
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: Test position: Lc0 vs Stockfish, TCEC 18, game 65

This just shows that computer chess has reached a level of understanding that humans simply cannot follow. I consider myself quite a strong player and when I look at games between say Magnus Carlsen and Caruana ... I pretty much understand almost every move they make and can predict the majority of...
by M ANSARI
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC Question
Replies: 46
Views: 1330

Re: TCEC Question

I think TCEC should be looked at more for the entertainment value rather than a test to see which engine is stronger. Of course if one engine blows the other out of the water, then that can give a good idea of one engine's superiority over another. But since entertainment value is more important her...
by M ANSARI
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test position: Lc0 vs Stockfish, TCEC 18, game 65
Replies: 28
Views: 1109

Re: Test position: Lc0 vs Stockfish, TCEC 18, game 65

This just shows that computer chess has reached a level of understanding that humans simply cannot follow. I consider myself quite a strong player and when I look at games between say Magnus Carlsen and Caruana ... I pretty much understand almost every move they make and can predict the majority of ...
by M ANSARI
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook

Actually reading up more on the subject, it does seem it is possible to get a device that can run your GPU in an enclosure and have that connected to your laptop. That might be more cost effective as you can simply use an 2070 Super card and have 6x the performance for the same price bracket. You pr...
by M ANSARI
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How close to Human FIDE rating are the engine ratings?
Replies: 20
Views: 1143

Re: How close to Human FIDE rating are the engine ratings?

I watched Hikaru try that with Komodo at rapid time controls and it was really no contest. I also watched MVL try that with SF I think, and again they are just not even close, especially with Lc0 now. Lc0 removes the last possible angle where a human could possibly try and remove tactics from a posi...
by M ANSARI
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook

I think this is a nice idea but this just seems way under powered for Lc0. If you look at the specs of even the top end model it is at around 500 cuda cores and 64 tensor cores. That is about 8x less than you would get for an rtx 2080ti card and price is around $1000. An rtx 2070 super is half that ...
by M ANSARI
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Running Leela and Fat Fritz on your notebook

Yes I saw that and did some searching on Amazon for the Jetson Xavier ... apparently it is quite expensive at around $900. If you have a home PC that is already with a good GPU then probably remote engine makes more sense. I wonder though, what is the power of this GPU compared to say an RTX 2080 Ti?
by M ANSARI
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GPU rumors 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: GPU rumors 2020

Until NN engines start playing endgames properly there will always be a place for a good sanity check with an AB engine. I wonder how much additional power an NN engine needs to be able to overcome its weaknesses. Most likely much much more as even with the 4 RTX 2080 Ti GPU's and tons of time, thin...
by M ANSARI
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?
Replies: 55
Views: 7414

Re: Leela (lack of) endgame technique?

I think it is just the way that NN engines work. Remember they have only been around for a very limited time and for chess it seems that patterns in the opening and in the middle game are much more frequently similar, while in the endgame they need pure brute calculation to the end. Most likely this...
by M ANSARI
Mon May 11, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Carlsen is leading the Online Invitation LIVE
Replies: 32
Views: 5646

Re: Carlsen is leading the Online Invitation LIVE

Unless a system is found to make cheating online difficult … there will always be some doubt about the results. Especially if results come up where one of the lower rated players wins or plays some incredible game (both of which are possible without cheating). The difference between a Super GM and a...