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by musketeerchess
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

I am not really familiar with the SPSA methodology. Isn't that just a a particular strategy for deciding which test matches to do with what versions of the engine? WinBoard can be used to play the matches. But it couldn't change any parameters of the engine; it would not know what to change, or in ...
by musketeerchess
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Actually I think universal lettering of pieces is a "wild goose chase". It doesn't even exist for orthodox Chess; each language uses its own piece names and IDs. The solution is to have flexible software that can handle the differences. I Agree Is it possible to make optimization of the engine para...
by musketeerchess
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Unfortunately 2-letter piece IDs are not compatible with the FEN standard, which WinBoard uses for communicating positions to the engine (and for recording initial positions in PGN). I did provide an alternative, though": you can used 'dressed letters' as piece ID. These are a letter plus a punctua...
by musketeerchess
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Hi HG
When programming a CECP engine to play under winboard using 60 different pieces, is it possible to name them using 2 Letters instead of one?

This will ease programming.
by musketeerchess
Sat May 30, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Thanks! My proposal only affects to "analysing / position fen moves ..." In normal games it doesn't matter. I figured out that you have to go stage 1 -> stage 2 -> stage 3 -> stage 4 -> stage 5 -> stage 6. So that naturally lead to this simplified fen-format. Was thinking about : How about a new "R...
by musketeerchess
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Years ago I was looking into other games besides chess. I also tried Arimaa for a time, but ended up not liking it. Too positional, not enough tactics. I love tactical positions with sacrifices that make the position explode and end the game with a bang. Arimaa doesn't give you a lot of tools to ma...
by musketeerchess
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Hi Thanks for your nice message. one of the ideas behind Musketeer Chess is to help get rid of openings adding new elements (flexible as the combination can change and it's possible to add different pieces also apart from those cited in the website). It's also played on an 8x8 board, so it's a class...
by musketeerchess
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Hi HG Recently, Musketeer Stockfish was released to be used Under XBoard / Winboard. I face a probable bug using it. It's impossible to use a book of EPD positions when using the engine in tournament matches (against each other). Is it possible you take a look at it? It's a winboard Bug or could be ...
by musketeerchess
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

Sure, helpmate is possible. But the situation is exactly like in KNNK: with the weak side to move, the strong side can NEVER force a win. With the stong side to move, there can be mate-in-1. But there are zero mated-in-1 positions, and consequently zero mate-in-2 positions. The defense is completel...
by musketeerchess
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price
Replies: 168
Views: 23695

Re: Engines playing Musketeer Chess, good price

This is why I put up the checkmating applet on my website; people can practice there. Unicorn cannot force checkmate, btw. Hi HG I agree concerning the Unicorn, there are a few positions (but not forced) where it can mate. Such informations are of great value when programming these pieces especiall...