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by Ras
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: a crying shame (re: self-learning engines)
Replies: 20
Views: 1046

Re: a crying shame (re: self-learning engines)

Ovyron wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:04 am
The learning we're talking about would allow her to see how it lost on a future game that played identical positions
Well yeah but that's completely different from NN learning anyway so that it doesn't make sense to wonder why this isn't implemented apart from NN learning.
by Ras
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for opening books in TSCP format
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Looking for opening books in TSCP format

The CT800 has such a book format, though a bit modified. A trailing '?' indicates a bad move as usual, and 'x' indicates a move that's not bad but doesn't really fit the engine style. It has around 23k moves in 13k positions. Note that it isn't optimised for strength, but variety. The book is compil...
by Ras
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: a crying shame (re: self-learning engines)
Replies: 20
Views: 1046

Re: a crying shame (re: self-learning engines)

That could only help its strength, and not hurt it, unless I'm missing something. What you're missing is even basic understanding on how neural networks actually work. They do not learn lines, they do not learn specific positions. If you tried to make them "learn" with that little knowledge, the on...
by Ras
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sapeli 1.0 - New chess engine
Replies: 107
Views: 28583

Re: Sapeli 1.0 - New chess engine

The UCI spec says that "isready" must also be answered during search - but only "stop" is evaluated. This might make GUIs kill Sapeli because they may assume it is hanging.
by Ras
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24755

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

Good game, thanks to both players! Some questions: 1) Early on, White sacrificed a central pawn. On move 10, I count only two tempi in compensation, and with the quiet 10th move, that goes even down to one tempo. Usually, a pawn is considered about three tempi in the opening. Does that make the pawn...
by Ras
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24755

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

Guenther wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 pm
You have no clue, who is the troll here?
A game is a game, and I want to see it going. Also, it's bad chess etiquette to constantly chime in like that. If White loses, the time for "told you so" will be after the game.
by Ras
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24755

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

First, thanks for the game, it's really exciting. And double thanks for making it open again.

Can the "but but but my Stockfish says bla bla bla" fraction please shut up lest the players decide to continue the game via PM again?
by Ras
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Breaking news - Chess and the Blind

How do you do the translations? Is there some sort of text file with predefined strings for each language?
by Ras
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 389
Views: 23353

Re: Banksia GUI released

Wow, thanks for the info. Can you tell me the name (and download links if you have) of those DLL? It's api-ms-win-core-winrt-l1-1-0.dll and api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll . Either you extract that from a Win10 system that you have around, or you could also get them from https://wikidll.com...
by Ras
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 389
Views: 23353

Re: Banksia GUI released

Actually, it does run under Win7-64 - just two additional MS DLLs required. Although I don't quite see the point of making it Win10 and MacOS only for now. My CT800 UCI engine seems to work nicely. Some things I noticed when playing around: 1) Why do I have to enter the engine name manually? That sh...