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by Sam Watson
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 15224

Re: CTF Survey

A vote for 1.
by Sam Watson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Introducing Igel chess engine
Replies: 112
Views: 34124

Re: Introducing Igel chess engine

As a starting point the NNUE implementation in Igel is compatible with networks used by Stockfish, however I would discourage use of Stockfish network in Igel due to the following reasons: 1. Training of network is a complicated work, some may call it an art, so work of those people spending time t...
by Sam Watson
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: New longtime test SF nnue vs Lc0
Replies: 6
Views: 2145

Re: SPCC: New longtime test SF nnue vs Lc0

pohl4711 wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:46 pm
In my XMG notebook the RTX never is hotter than 65 Celsius.
Do you have some software to know the temperture?
by Sam Watson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is 1. Bd2 significantly better than 1. Ng5?
Replies: 10
Views: 1594

Re: Is 1. Bd2 significantly better than 1. Ng5?

You can win after 1. Ng5 Nxa3 ? My mistake. I thought the position after 2.Rxh7 Nb5 3.h4 Nd6 4.Bg3 Qd8 5.Rg7 Kh8 6.Kg2 Ne8 7.Rxf7 Rxf7 8.Nxf7 Kg8 9.Nxd8 Rxd8 10.h5 g5 11.Rf1 Nc7 12.f7 Kg7 13.Be1 Rf8 14.Bd2 Rxh7 15.h6 Kg8 16. Rxf7 Qxf7 17.Bh5 Kg8 18.Bg6 Be8 19.Bb1 Bh5 20.Bxg5 was winning, however, o...
by Sam Watson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is 1. Bd2 significantly better than 1. Ng5?
Replies: 10
Views: 1594

Re: Is 1. Bd2 significantly better than 1. Ng5?

1r3rk1/5p1p/1qb1pPp1/3pP3/p1pP4/PpP2N1R/1Pn1B2P/3RB2K w - - 0 1 From Hard Talkchess 2020. Answer is Bd2, but I think Ng5 is also winning - and seemingly as good as Bd2? From Hard Talkchess 2020. Answer is Bd2, but I think Ng5 is also winning - and seemingly as good as Bd2? Ng5 is draw. Bd2 wins. Bo...
by Sam Watson
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo benefits less from TBs?
Replies: 22
Views: 5945

Re: Komodo benefits less from TBs?

Excellent topic! Was surprised that Komodo did so poor, an area that Komodo can get some Elo it seems. I thought Stockfish would be behind Houdini because Stockfish doesn't have a method of testing tablebases on the Fishtest framework. While I recall that Robert spent time making Houdini good with t...
by Sam Watson
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 246
Views: 64255

Re: The Secret of Chess

had no other choice; if I had not made use of centipawns to assess terms, then it would have been just white is better, or slightly better, or that term is favourable for this and that side. do you find that more acceptable? I am reading a lot of GM books, and almost all of them say +-, or +=, whit...
by Sam Watson
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 246
Views: 64255

Re: The Secret of Chess

I bought the book recently and today started digesting it. The concept of the book describing how an engine evaluates is a really good idea. The mg, eg, cps abbreviation are annoying and an unnessasary lowering of the tone in my view. If those abbreviation are okay, why not refer R =Rook, Q= Queen e...