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by Nordlandia
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (19th October 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: CCRL 40/40, 40/4 and FRC lists updated (19th October 2019)

Graham: cudnn-fp16 give significant better speed than standard cudnn (cudnn is the default) while cudnn-fp16 is clearly better. Why not use the best option?

Leela benefits from Backend cudnn-fp16. No reason to use the worse option just because it's the default :|

If RTX 2080 is used.
by Nordlandia
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crazyhouse castling rules
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Crazyhouse castling rules

They probably didn't consider this rule "appendix" back in the early internet server days. No excuse for for that.
by Nordlandia
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crazyhouse castling rules
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Crazyhouse castling rules

Let say black captures the rook on h1 with the bishop on b7. White recaptures the rook later on and drop it back in the corner. Now the king and the rook has established link / connection again. Castling can in theory be available once again on that side (Kingside castling for white). Other sources ...
by Nordlandia
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crazyhouse castling rules
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Crazyhouse castling rules

I was advised to consult this forum after a lengthy conversation on "discord" with mixed opinions. Do you think that's okay to being able to castle with dropped rook in crazyhouse? There is mixed opinions on this and few sources say it's legal while other sources say it's forbidden. A Rook dropped o...
by Nordlandia
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Here in Norway at the national championship or (NM i Sjakk) variants like Bughouse and Chess960 is arranged as an side event later on the day, once the classical games has been been finished earlier. Total attendance for Chess960 is very little compared to Blitz event. Chess960 participants: http://...
by Nordlandia
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

todd wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 am
Except for bughouse! Bughouse is common in skittles rooms at chess tournaments.
Yes, i know that, for example in the analyze room. When i think about it, Isn't it strange that almost no tournament is arranged for Bughouse or any top variant?
by Nordlandia
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

todd wrote: Crazyhouse is definitely mostly an online thing.
Variant chess is for the most part an online thing. OTB (over the board) Nobody seem to care about it, except the very few, the minority.
by Nordlandia
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

According lichess database, i can't see the actual draw percentage for crazyhouse so it has to be 1% +/- It it very pity that money has to be involved to force GMs to play and hopefully popularize trendy variants. Carlsen and Nakamura seems to have some magical spells over them, if they play somethi...
by Nordlandia
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5306

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Crazyhouse is the most played variant on lichess. About 1% of all Crazyhouse games compared to classic. In other words CH take up 1 percent of all classical games. Despite this, the lichess staff don't prioritize adding more variants, saying people don't play variants in large scales. This is very t...