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by TShackel
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 10.4 released
Replies: 81
Views: 23619

Re: Komodo 10.4 released

We have just released Komodo 10.4 at komodochess.com. It is about 20 elo stronger than Komodo 10.3 (at blitz levels) and has one new UCI option, "variety". Improvements were in both search and eval. Linux users will see an even larger elo gain. In my testing it leads by 13 elo against Houdini 5.01 ...
by TShackel
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To: Ingo
Replies: 1
Views: 619

To: Ingo

Hi,

Will you be publishing Komodo 10.3 anytime soon on your list?

Thanks.

Tim.
by TShackel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How i s Komodo getting on? (now, end of December 2016)
Replies: 34
Views: 9584

Re: How i s Komodo getting on? (now, end of December 2016)

10.3 still not been able to find Keres attack. It looks like grandmaster evaluation doesn't pay off :) They sacrificed knowing the Keres Attack for knowing thousands of other opening positions very well. You can't judge an engine on one positioon. There are thousands of of games and hundreds of tho...
by TShackel
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 10.3
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Komodo 10.3

Thanks. It is just 2 elo right now, but it is nice seeing the positive scores against both Stockfish 8 and Houdini 5.01. Error margins are huge still, but I hope this continues after many more games. And we are making good progress in our development versions too. Chess has more layers in "peeling ...
by TShackel
Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 10.3
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Komodo 10.3

Top by +2 Elo, you'd better keeo your fingers crossed it doesn't lose that again with more games. What I think we can say is that Stockfish, Komodo and Houdini will be quite close once more games are played. Yes indeed. Like I said, more games need to be played. But I was just saying K 10.2 had str...
by TShackel
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 10.3
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Komodo 10.3

I admit it is still early and more games need to be played. But congrats to Larry and Mark for regaining the top spot on the CCRL 40/40 list. I'm hoping the elo gain will be even larger than it is currently compared with the previous komodo version as more games are played. Especially since 10.2 got...
by TShackel
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01

it is not that easy to play the Caro-Kann with black; white already has the advantage of the first move + black makes with c6 only the 3rd or 4th best of the possible replies to 1.e4. I guess white has bigger advantage than what the engines show, at least I have difficult time to fully equalise wit...
by TShackel
Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01

a fully equal position that both engines evaluate as already losing for black. (+60-70cps) H went astray with Nd7 and especially dc4, which seems to be suicidal. in the Dutch Stonewall, black should keep to the stonewall structure, and the rigth continuation is 9...g5, followed by h5, Kh7, Rg8, g4,...
by TShackel
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

Re: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01

This is an even better win that just happened than the one above. What a fantastic crush of positional and tactical play. [pgn][Event "TIMSPC, Blitz 90m+20s"] [Site "TimsPC"] [Date "2016.12.27"] [Round "1"] [White "Komodo 10.3 64-bit"] [Black "Houdini 5.01 x64-pext"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A84"] [Anno...
by TShackel
Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01
Replies: 9
Views: 2062

A Komodo 10.3 win against Houdini 5.01

Hi, Here's a win of Komodo in a caro-kann opening where white only usually gets a slight edge. Enjoy. [pgn][Event "TIMSPC, Blitz 90m+20s"] [Site "TimsPC"] [Date "2016.12.26"] [Round "1"] [White "Komodo 10.3 64-bit"] [Black "Houdini 5.01 x64-pext"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B19"] [Annotator "0.09;0.05"] [...