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by Leo
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Leelafish with distilled network
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: Leelafish with distilled network

The dynamic duo. This is really interesting. The 2 engines melding together to become the most powerful chess entity.
by Leo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Thanks for LC0
Replies: 11
Views: 878

Re: Thanks for LC0

Here are some of the people to thank: " Majority of the codebase is from Leela Zero, which means Gian-Carlo Pascutto, along with several other major Leela Zero contributors you can find at https://github.com/gcp/leela-zero/blob/master/AUTHORS. The initial portation to chess was done by Benedict Diam...
by Leo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!
Replies: 112
Views: 7395

Re: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!

Yes very true! The weight file or "learning file" of Lc0 is around 45mb ... this is a tiny file when you think about all the possible moves there are until Lc0 produced the very nice Bg6! move. The idea that Lc0 is just a large file of memorized book openings is beyond silly as the file would have ...
by Leo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!
Replies: 112
Views: 7395

Re: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!

... There is no any "spectacular" and there is no any "plan" on the side of Leela. In reality the position after 19.-c4 and the good continuation is in the 32930net of Leela. To prove this I used the weak GTX 1060 to find the 20.Bg6 move. From net30100 to net32000 Leela want to move 20.Be4, 20.Bxc4...
by Leo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!
Replies: 112
Views: 7395

Re: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!

Very true ... I think that SF even on 1000 cores would still lose to Lc0 some pretty spectacular games. I mean just look at yesterday's loss ... out of the opening and each engine plays a few moves by itself and you have this position [d]r2q1k1r/3b1pp1/1p2p2p/p2pP2P/P1p2P2/3B4/2P1QBP1/R3K2R w KQ - ...
by Leo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!
Replies: 112
Views: 7395

Re: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!

How can one know whether the engines are playing on equal terms? How can you compare CPU and GPU and state you've found a balance? Nohow. There are only subjective methods to make comparison. Moreover AB engines are made basically for playing middle games and endgames. An AB engines will be banishe...
by Leo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!
Replies: 112
Views: 7395

Re: End of Era is there: SF is finally beaten!

How can one know whether the engines are playing on equal terms? How can you compare CPU and GPU and state you've found a balance? Nohow. There are only subjective methods to make comparison. Moreover AB engines are made basically for playing middle games and endgames. An AB engines will be banishe...
by Leo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................

Check out the last game that Lc0 beat SF in at TCEC ... incredible opening play. Totally destroyed SF by giving up a bishop and then going down 3 pawns so that it could keep the rook on h8 out of play for enough time to create a winning advantage. I have never ever seen an engine that can play the ...
by Leo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................

M ANSARI wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:08 pm
I am sure you can configure a book for Lc0 that would easily beat SF with even its best book. Lc0 seems to be easily able to outplay SF if the position is stable and not very tactical.
I highly doubt it.
by Leo
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................
Replies: 30
Views: 1409

Re: LCZero starts with an opening disadvantage..................

Dann Corbit wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:17 pm
To kick someone out, they have to violate the charter.
It really is that simple.

You can't kick someone out for being annoying.
I am 99 % ready to add him or her to my ignore list.