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by arjuntemurnikar
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New Interchange Protocol / Alternative to PGN
Replies: 26
Views: 3686

Re: New Interchange Protocol / Alternative to PGN

Parallel discussion going on at reddit.

It may be interesting to read some of the comments from users point of view.
by arjuntemurnikar
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: New Interchange Protocol / Alternative to PGN
Replies: 26
Views: 3686

Re: New Interchange Protocol / Alternative to PGN

Why did you choose to go with XML rather than using something more modern and readable, but equally easy to parse like JSON or YAML?
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obligatory scaling
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Obligatory scaling

Read more carefully, Arjun, you simply do not read carefully. Tord says that SF had code for R+2 pawns vs R+ 1 pawn on one wing and it did not boost playing strength. He also says that he did not believe adding knowledge for more complex rook endgames would be useful, as the less complex rule did n...
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obligatory scaling
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Obligatory scaling

I did a quick google search and found this blog post claiming to have done statistical analysis on endgames. This is by no means scientific proof, because the author of the analysis does not give any detailed accounts of which database he queried nor any information about his setup in general, so n...
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obligatory scaling
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Obligatory scaling

I did a quick google search and found this blog post claiming to have done statistical analysis on endgames. This is by no means scientific proof, because the author of the analysis does not give any detailed accounts of which database he queried nor any information about his setup in general, so no...
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Heavy piece shelter
Replies: 6
Views: 1342

Re: Heavy piece shelter

tpetzke wrote:No, it is not all about tuning.
Don't bother to explain yourself. Lyudmil uses this argument every time when facts contradict his "great" intuition. He means that he is right no matter what, and if you tried his idea and it failed, then you are wrong, not he. Classic Lyudmil.
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obligatory scaling
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Obligatory scaling

While searching google for some statistics about drawn rook endgames, I came across this EPIC post by Tord Romstand on the stockfish support website in response to someone who complained that stockfish mis-evaluated a drawn rook ending in a recent Kramnik-Leko game. This post was so well written and...
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Obligatory scaling
Replies: 23
Views: 3407

Re: Obligatory scaling

I have studied rook endgames extensively in the past so I know what I am talking about. All rook endgames are not drawish. Full stop. If you scale down all single rook endgames, you might as well scale down all single bishop and single knight endgames too. By your definition of "drawish" all single ...
by arjuntemurnikar
Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scaling eval with material on the board
Replies: 49
Views: 5487

Re: Scaling eval with material on the board

Well, he guesses the conversion rate will be 80%. And as we all know, a guess is worth a thousand facts! :lol: The facts of course say that Pawn odds is about 65-70% win rate, (if you take care to average out the white advantage), and that this is virtually independent of the quality of play. Wheth...
by arjuntemurnikar
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scaling eval with material on the board
Replies: 49
Views: 5487

Re: Scaling eval with material on the board

Well, he guesses the conversion rate will be 80%. And as we all know, a guess is worth a thousand facts! :lol: The facts of course say that Pawn odds is about 65-70% win rate, (if you take care to average out the white advantage), and that this is virtually independent of the quality of play. Wheth...