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by OneTrickPony
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 - SF10 fun games
Replies: 7
Views: 567

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: 456

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: 32
Views: 1440

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: 32
Views: 1440

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: 32
Views: 1440

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: 73
Views: 2046

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: 32
Views: 1440

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...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 32
Views: 1440

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

Black has many very solid options after 1.d4. In Ragozin it's really tough to get anything. The battle ground seems to be the endgame after: cxd5/Bg5 where black goes h6/0-0/Bf5. The resulting endgame is better for white and unpleasant to play for humans as black but it's hard to imagine it's not a ...
by OneTrickPony
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 32
Views: 1440

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

Leela sucks at tactics too much for this question. It wants to play the Catalan because it thinks Vienna is too good for black but it wants to play a losing line there (taking the pawn on e4 and then c3). Once its search is good enough to understand black can't take two pawns in Vienna then 1.d4 wil...
by OneTrickPony
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 73
Views: 2046

Re: The Busted Dutch

How is 30-40 centipawns "busted"? Black is struggling in both the mainline and Bf4 setups. It's very hard to get anything below +1 for black after 2.Bf4 and the resulting positions are very painful and passive. Even if 2.d5 is good you have to beat the other options for it to be worth it and that's ...