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by Robert Pope
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: chess programming - predictions for the next 5 years
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: chess programming - predictions for the next 5 years

I think there are still a lot of fundamental advances to be made on the search side, and that has been significantly sidelined while focus is currently put on the actual training side. AlphaZero/Lc0 node expansion techniques are still in their infancy, and there are so many possibilities to be explo...
by Robert Pope
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: So, how many of you are working on neural networks for chess?
Replies: 22
Views: 1369

Re: So, how many of you are working on neural networks for chess?

I have to wait until I can get a new computer first. But, hopefully this summer.
by Robert Pope
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Swiss Tournament. Edition VII. Group B.
Replies: 31
Views: 1298

Re: Swiss Tournament. Edition VII. Group B.

That's Rofchade's first draw so far, I believe.
by Robert Pope
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Swiss Tournament. Edition VII. Group C.
Replies: 41
Views: 2228

Re: Swiss Tournament. Edition VII. Group C.

It's also entertaining to watch Rofchade plow through the competition as it marches up the ranks. :D
by Robert Pope
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can somebody explain what makes Leela as strong as Komodo?
Replies: 50
Views: 3581

Re: Can somebody explain what makes Leela as strong as Komodo?

Do you mean Leela, in general, or Leela today vs. 6 months ago?
by Robert Pope
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 67
Views: 7817

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

todays cars have computers and can easily be manipulated. old cars had no computer and are running no matter what you do. Old cars had no computer controlled air bags, so more likely to kill you. Better a new-fashioned life than an old-fashioned death. I am still alive. Old cars are IMO better. The...
by Robert Pope
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 67
Views: 7817

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

today the machines are faster. but are they more intelligent then the software running on 1 mhz ? For some definitions of intelligent, absolutely. There are all sorts of things we do today that are qualitatively better than in the old days, specifically because they just didn't make sense below a c...
by Robert Pope
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish Rollercoaster Effect
Replies: 10
Views: 1843

Re: Stockfish Rollercoaster Effect

1, Every type of contempt weakens the engines. No, if this was the case it'd have lower elo on the rating lists. This contempt is just a draw-avoider, for analysis, the user is expected to take care of the cases where avoiding draw is worse than the alternatives, for the rest of scenarios Contempt ...
by Robert Pope
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 29051

Re: Alphazero news

If AZ can always play into closed openings from start position no matter what the opponent does , why should its performance on open openings be reflected in its Elo rating? What makes you believe that? It is a question of philosophy. As 100% of the practical use of chess engines consists of analys...
by Robert Pope
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Meglomania
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: Meglomania

You would start to lose?