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by MonteCarlo
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An actual interesting computer chess read about FF2
Replies: 51
Views: 5273

Re: An actual interesting computer chess read about FF2

... First (and worst) anomaly: in a sideline with SF analysis, SH claims that SFNNue wants to play an obvious error, 19...g5?? But i wasn't able to reproduce that (maybe, just *maybe*, after a much deeper analysis SF could come up with 19...g5, although i doubt that... (the response 20.f4 stays sta...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

Draw agreed Indeed. a5! is a nice resource. Otherwise white keeps at least some token advantage (although still rather drawn). Nc3 instead of Re1 on move 12 was the engine's anticipated reply, much preferred to Re1. It also thought Bf4 was a modestly better try than Bg5. I'll play out the first sev...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

19...a5

by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

18...Rc2

by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

17...Rxb2

by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

16...Rb8


by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8998

Re: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?

I'm not going to belabor the point after this, since I prefer not to get sucked into an xkcd Duty Calls situation. :D First, it was f7 and an extra move in addition to being white (so pawn and two moves in standard odds-speak), not just f7. Second, I explained why speed and TC would matter; I didn't...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 8998

Re: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?

Yeah, a few quick points. 1. As I said clearly already, Stash 27.0 is still quite a bit weaker than Komodo, so I know it will lose some games. 2. Some of the moves in that game Stash 27.0 switches from quickly for me, so either your machine is very slow and/or the TC was faster than the Naka match, ...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

Draw provisionally accepted. Having said that, I will reveal I am not using tablebases, so if you want to continue to see if that can be exploited at this long TC, I'm up for it. Indeed, both schemes would incentivize some types of imbalances, and the mere counting scheme's incentives would be diffe...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 8080

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

15...bxc6 [White "jefk"] [Black "unassisted engine"] 1. d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 0-0 6.0-0 dxc4 7. Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Qxc4 Bc6 10.Bf4 Bd6 11.Qc1 h6 12.Re1 Bxf4 13.Qxf4 Bxf3 14.Bxf3 Nc6 15.Bxc6 bxc6 An idea like that (material as tiebreaker in case of draw) might work. My only quibble i...