Search found 66 matches

by MOBMAT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: start your engines...
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: start your engines...

Houdini 1.5a finds it. FEN: q4bk1/pb4p1/1p2pp2/3n3p/2NP4/1P3BP1/PB3P1P/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1 + Houdini 15a: 4 00:00 3k 0 +0.18 1. ... h4 2.Ne3 Nxe3 3.Bxb7 Qxb7 4.fxe3 hxg3 5.hxg3 5 00:00 5k 0 +0.22 1. ... h4 2.Be4 b5 3.Ne3 Nxe3 4.Bxb7 Qxb7 5.fxe3 hxg3 6.hxg3 6 00:00 13k 0 +0.35 1. ... h4 2.Be4 Nb4 3.Bb1 ...
by MOBMAT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: start your engines...
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: start your engines...

Equinox 3.30 finds it! FEN: q4bk1/pb4p1/1p2pp2/3n3p/2NP4/1P3BP1/PB3P1P/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1 + Equinox 3.30: 10 00:00 53k 1,722k +0.36 0. ... Nb4 1.Bxh5 Nd3 2.Bg4 f5 3.Be2 Nxc1 4.Rxc1 Bf3 5.Bxf3 Qxf3 6.Ne5 Qe2 11 00:00 69k 1,461k +0.32 0. ... Nb4 1.Be2 Bf3 2.Bf1 Nc6 3.Nd2 Bd5 4.Bd3 Qc8 5.Ne4 Bb4 12 00:00...
by MOBMAT
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: start your engines...
Replies: 14
Views: 884

Re: start your engines...

Critter 1.6a finds it. FEN: q4bk1/pb4p1/1p2pp2/3n3p/2NP4/1P3BP1/PB3P1P/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1 + Critter 1.6a: 2 00:00 723 0 +0.32 0. ... Qe8 1.Kg2 3 00:00 1k 0 +0.15 0. ... Qe8 1.Ne3 Bb4 2.Nxd5 Bxd5 3.Bxd5 exd5 3 00:00 2k 0 +0.24 0. ... h4 1.gxh4 Qe8 2.Be4 4 00:00 3k 0 +0.25 0. ... h4 1.Ne3 Nxe3 2.Bxb7 Qx...
by MOBMAT
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Opening book read speed
Replies: 17
Views: 1684

Re: Opening book read speed

I think you should consider converting your current format into something more efficient. See for example https://github.com/sshivaji/polyglot - supports reading/writing Polyglot book format (GPL). --Jon I agree. There are many FREE tools out there to create and maintain opening books in the polygl...
by MOBMAT
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: QSearch and endgames
Replies: 3
Views: 700

QSearch and endgames

When an engine doesn't use EGTBs or if they are disabled, what is a good rule about when to / when not to call QSearch prior to calling specialized endgame code, such as a mop-up routine? I'm proceeding with the premise that if the number of pieces is left is low enough to trigger endgame code, then...
by MOBMAT
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney July (retry)
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

winboard.nl tournaments and Arena

I had forgotten about it, but Arena has support for ISC.

I just tested logging in to winboard.nl using Arena and it connected me OK.
Does/has anyone used Arena rather than winboard?
if so, can you pass along any suggestions as to how Arena should be configured to insure a smooth experience?
by MOBMAT
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: More problems that are hard on SF
Replies: 10
Views: 1255

Re: More problems that are hard on SF

are these solvable mates?
by MOBMAT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bad Bishop question
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Bad Bishop question

1. "We" have one bishop, and the goal is to make it easier for it to move around, so we want more of our pawns on the opposite color. we can't control what the opponent does. 2. if we have zero or 2 pawns, then moving around pawns doesn't help our bishops, but, it can punish the opponent's single b...
by MOBMAT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "Stuck" website
Replies: 2
Views: 516

"Stuck" website

lately, when trying to submit a post, my browser reports a problem with the site.
sometimes, i can over come this by refreshing the browser, but it doesn't always work.
has anyone else noticed a problem?
I would suggest making a copy of the your message prior to submitting it, just in case....
by MOBMAT
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Bad Bishop question
Replies: 3
Views: 703

Re: Bad Bishop question

Thanks for your explanation. Upon further thought, I see two possibilities though. 1. "We" have one bishop, and the goal is to make it easier for it to move around, so we want more of our pawns on the opposite color. we can't control what the opponent does. 2. if we have zero or 2 pawns, then moving...