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by mhull
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Searching a game other than chess to vary
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Searching a game other than chess to vary

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by mhull
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Searching a game other than chess to vary
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Searching a game other than chess to vary

Diplomacy! The Russian Campaign (excellent game) Wooden Ships and Iron Men (pretty good) Squad Leader (tons of fun) King Maker! (superb game for 4-8 players, you're never out of the game) Or Angriff! on the garage floor with micro-scale models. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angriff! Those were the ...
by mhull
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Searching a game other than chess to vary
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Searching a game other than chess to vary

Diplomacy! The Russian Campaign (excellent game) Wooden Ships and Iron Men (pretty good) Squad Leader (tons of fun) King Maker! (superb game for 4-8 players, you're never out of the game) Or Angriff! on the garage floor with micro-scale models. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angriff! Those were the ...
by mhull
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Searching a game other than chess to vary
Replies: 13
Views: 3261

Re: Searching a game other than chess to vary

Hi I have been playing chess 35 years, and I continue playing and styding, but I would like to find a simpler game to vary a little. Some requisites I search: - 2 players or more type. No puzzle type. - Easy to learn, and possibility to play fast games. - Not a big board. Not need to learn a lot of...
by mhull
Fri May 25, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Games you're proud of
Replies: 12
Views: 5832

Re: Games you're proud of

Bad game but last part of game has a nice combination. I found it because I read it from face of strong player (Elo 2100-2200) watching the game. For I thought my position was hopeless. But if a strong player finds it interesting then probably there would be something interesting. Otherwise I proba...
by mhull
Thu May 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo
Replies: 604
Views: 93121

Re: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo

... An argument such as ' 'this would be a great move if.... it didn't lose a piece" holds no water in my book. But what does hold water is this, that decisions based primarily on ever-increasing, self-discovered positional principles will eventually triumph altogether, which is the exact impressio...
by mhull
Fri May 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Experiments and curiosities
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Experiments and curiosities

Hi Ed! I get similar results when running fixed depth matches between Wasp3 and Stockfish 8. Wasp wins 96% against SF at depth=4 :) depth wins draws losses 1 306 271 423 44.15% 2 707 68 225 74.10% 3 915 54 31 94.20% 4 956 8 36 96.00% 5 922 57 21 95.05% 6 885 83 32 92.65% 7 884 95 21 93.15% 8 764 14...
by mhull
Thu May 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo
Replies: 604
Views: 93121

Re: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo

Yes, I use a very short 3-mover book of solid, balanced GM openings. I think LC0 must play well from all those short, solid lines, so this procedure is probably more sound than using no book at all in matches for determining strength (not in learning). Would it be more sound to measure human streng...
by mhull
Tue May 15, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo
Replies: 604
Views: 93121

Re: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo

No current computer chess program tells us anything about the asymptotic approach to best play, because they are all so far below best play. With all due respect, you wouldn't know. Human assessment of how close programs (which are hundreds of Elo better players than them) are approaching best play...
by mhull
Tue May 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo
Replies: 604
Views: 93121

Re: LCZero: Progress and Scaling. Relation to CCRL Elo

The idea of computer chess is the asymptotic approach to best play. You can't measure that approach if much weaker humans are ALWAYS interjecting their moves into the test . Any resulting Elo measures are contaminated with human moves. If we calculated human Elo using games composed partly of compu...