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by clumma
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

I got confused and said Seirawan rather than Sittuyin. So forgot I said Seirawan. Makruk has different pieces than FIDE chess. The Queen is a Ferz. Bishop moves like a silver general in Shogi. This isn't perfect either but on Variantfishtest Fairy-Stockfish manages a 90% drawrate with Sittuyin and ...
by clumma
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

Makruk and Seirawan are "extremely" simple. But an 1800 elo player has no chance of playing perfectly. Seirawan chess is not simpler than FIDE chess. The rules are a superset of FIDE rules and the game tree is bigger too. I don't know about Makruk but it looks about the same as FIDE chess. In this ...
by clumma
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

Carl, have you seen my variant "Theban Chess"? http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6398 It's a dynamical balance low draw rate game much simpler than Chess. Many top engines play it, but they are not tuned to play it extremely well. Hi Kai, Sorry for my late reply. This is my first visi...
by clumma
Sun Nov 15, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

One possibility suggests itself: The variant could be exactly FIDE chess, but with an engine that would show two possible moves for the player at every turn: the best move and a move that is a bit worse. This second move would be more or less worse depending on the player's rating. A grandmaster mi...
by clumma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:33 pm
If you are looking for smaller chess board sizes, then there are plenty of variants here you could use:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minichess
Ah, thanks! Missed that somehow. -Carl
by clumma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

This 'simplified' chess is not any simpler than FIDE rules, in terms of game-tree complexity. Sure it is, because of the smaller board. Not enough to make humans much better at it, and there is possibly too much piece power on that board for the game to be well-balanced. It's just the only example ...
by clumma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Re: Simplified chess variants?

One possibility suggests itself: The variant could be exactly FIDE chess, but with an engine that would show two possible moves for the player at every turn: the best move and a move that is a bit worse. This second move would be more or less worse depending on the player's rating. A grandmaster mig...
by clumma
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Simplified chess variants?
Replies: 13
Views: 7668

Simplified chess variants?

(I know this isn't a variants forum, but HGM and others have posted about variants on occasion and I thought this may be of interest) Many variants extend the game (adding pieces, increasing board size). Instead, how about a variant that is 1. as similar as possible to FIDE chess but 2. simplified,...
by clumma
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Cerebellum Library
Replies: 52
Views: 11467

Re: New Cerebellum Library

Here is a link for the PGN built using the technique described using polyglot: https://drive.google.com/open?id=19IhT8iX7W-9QEIqSJ7oYG-6PoJw5DoRC Even though it is enormously larger, it looks to me like both colors were truncated at around 75,000 games. So I guess the conversion is not complete. Th...
by clumma
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Cerebellum Library
Replies: 52
Views: 11467

Re: New Cerebellum Library

Nay Lin Tun wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:36 pm
I cant see cerebellum demo evaluation scores on his website! My browser problem or it is the same to you ?
It's been like that for a year.

-Carl