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by OneTrickPony
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 18382

Re: Fritz 17

There is nothing in the GPL about number of other software options or number of possible outputs. It seems you have some idea about some very restrictive license and assume it's what GPL is like. It's neither sanity not reality. Just read the license, it's not that long.
by OneTrickPony
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 18382

Re: Fritz 17

Of course? If you need GPL software (modified) to obtain them, how can they be outside the purview of the GPL license? Shouldn't it be possible to sell them back, as stated in the quoted text? The same way documents created with Libre Office aren't covered by GPL or programs compiled with GCC aren'...
by OneTrickPony
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

Looking at ChessTempo database which conveniently shows performance rating for all the moves and filtering for 2700+ vs 2700+ games I can see: 1.e4 - 2792 1.d4 - 2791 1.Nf3 - 2793 1.c4 - 2794 Looks pretty even to me. It's likely more useful to look at 2600+ games from last 10 years instead because s...
by OneTrickPony
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 - SF10 fun games
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Lc0 - SF10 fun games

1.g4 may actually be losing though :)
As to Leelenstein game: one recurring them in NN vs alpha-beta engines games is the NN engine pushing h4-h5-h6. Maybe SF could be improved if the value of the maneuver was somehow included in search or eval.
by OneTrickPony
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Threadripper Custom Build - feedback wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1577

Re: Threadripper Custom Build - feedback wanted

I can't wait for the 64 core one. I hope one will be able to get 256 or 512GB of RAM with it as well (it was a major limitation of the previous one that you could only get 128GB of RAM with it).
by OneTrickPony
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

The Berlin endgame is a pretty reasonable 1. e4 mainline, though.
I don't know. Imo white gets absolutely nothing in the Berlin endgame and in otb chess I actually prefer to be black there.
One easy equalizing plan is Be7, Nh4 but black can play something more ambitious as well.
by OneTrickPony
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

If you would like specific improvements for white on Leela's main lines with 1. c4 and 1. d4 that will result in Leela's evaluations for white increasing for after those moves are played, I can provide them Is there anything you can offer against 1.c4 e5 with the idea: 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5...
by OneTrickPony
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

You don't need to trust the tactical problem thing. Just play QGD with white and see how the eval changes once Leela plays the Vienna and realized it can't take two pawns once it's close to that point (Leela won't see 5.e4 as a good move there until you force it and then even when you show her Bxc4 ...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 90
Views: 7738

Re: The Busted Dutch

I wish there was more discussion about specific lines. Right now it seems the only way is to play correspondence and hope someone plays an interesting variation vs you. I will try though: I think 2.Bf4 rules out g6 setups as white gets strong initiative there. The alternatives are either Stonewall (...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6361

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

Well, there are many options after 1.d4 but if you're making a book with the goal to not lose you just choose one. For example you can play the Ragozin and focus on drawing the critical endgame having very deep lines there. Against 1.e4 you get 3 major options white can choose to begin with: Italian...