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by rcmaddox
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 10390

Re: CTF Survey

I don't give a damn, really. I don't read that forum because I think it's toxic. But it's been there forever so I say leave it alone or go option 3. I'll say this, though: A so-called "Chess Thinkers Forum" seems to me an incongruous adjunct to a site devoted to an arcane hobby. I remember Steve Sch...
by rcmaddox
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?
Replies: 89
Views: 20425

Re: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?

Dann Corbit wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:55 pm
Stockfish nnue has a secret weapon. The Kamehameha blast. Of course, he has to go to level 5 before he can use it. You don't just go Kamehameha blasting stuff willy-nilly.
This discussion has left me in the dust.
by rcmaddox
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7810

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedi...
by rcmaddox
Fri May 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7810

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedi...
by rcmaddox
Wed May 27, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7810

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

I should add that I've tested the program, it runs fine and searches about 8 ply on my modest laptop at fast time controls. It will beat you if you don't pay attention. It beats me even when I do.
by rcmaddox
Wed May 27, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 48
Views: 7810

Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedic...
by rcmaddox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 111
Views: 13299

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

lkaufman wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:17 am
The match is not part of a show on chess.com, but I expect to comment live during the games.
This means the match can be followed at the Komodo website?
by rcmaddox
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs. Larry K on chess.com
Replies: 72
Views: 13327

Re: Komodo vs. Larry K on chess.com

No way I'm missing this!
by rcmaddox
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS
Replies: 39
Views: 10608

Re: Komodo MCTS

I've been reluctant to post in threads about Leela or Komodo MCTS because, frankly, I don't have a good conceptual understanding of how these engines work. I hate to publicly display my limitations, but here goes... Last night, just for kicks, I watched Komodo 13.02 MCTS play a series of games again...
by rcmaddox
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13 released
Replies: 85
Views: 30494

Re: Komodo 13 released

Tarrasch doesn't support engine matches so no worries there.