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by xr_a_y
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Re: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?

JohnWoe wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:27 pm
The problem is that if you don't use SF NNUE. You leave tons of Elo on the table.
Well ...
One might say :
The problem is that if you don't use SF. You leave tons of Elo on the table.
Where is the limit ?
by xr_a_y
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Laskas parameter optimizer
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Laskas parameter optimizer

Hi, great scripts. Thanks. A few suggestions : - try to not call "python" directly inside the script (not working when python interpreter is named python for instance) - make cutechess executable a parameter - specifying depth and a time might confuse some engine (but I agree UCI protocol is respect...
by xr_a_y
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Re: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?

AndrewGrant wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:48 pm
Who has done something new?
At least some tried to do something and participate at least by sharing their results and thoughts.
by xr_a_y
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?
Replies: 18
Views: 1123

Re: One for Andrew Grant et al. - NNUE?

For what it's worth (i.e. just nothing !), here is my current position - Using NNUE is OK/Not OK. Of course it is. But working, experimenting, searching, ... in the NNUE field seems a lot better than just "using" - Copying SF NNUE code is OK/NOK (even if your program is under GPL) It is legally ok i...
by xr_a_y
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Uci "go" command without other parameters
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Uci "go" command without other parameters

That is a risky implementation, which only works if you are sure that you do recognize every CECP command as valid. Otherwise you could get spurious Illegal move error messages when you receive a command you did not bother to implement. And that would wreck things, as the GUI would take back the la...
by xr_a_y
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Uci "go" command without other parameters
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Uci "go" command without other parameters

Using -xboard Minic will try to read anything unknown as a move so will say "go home" is a bad formatted move.
by xr_a_y
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Uci "go" command without other parameters
Replies: 19
Views: 485

Re: Uci "go" command without other parameters

An innocent user accidentally sends the command, go home How does your engine replies to it. Deuterium: go home info string unknown command go home I love this one ! Here is Minic's answer [...] uciok go home info string Info 2021-01-18 17:58:59-643: Received command : go home info string Info 2021...
by xr_a_y
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (16th January 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (16th January 2021)

FRC 40/2 testing Minic 3.03 "niggling nymph" has also been completed. Thanks for frc test :D By the way, I think you are testing Minic using net, but not displaying net in use. This work well for engine that have "associated net" with release number, but this is not Minic case where of course somet...
by xr_a_y
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (16th January 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (16th January 2021)

Modern Times wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:27 am
Graham Banks wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:04 pm
FRC 40/2 testing
Minic 3.03 "niggling nymph" has also been completed.
Thanks for frc test :D
by xr_a_y
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Why using the game result instead of evaluation scores
Replies: 12
Views: 1003

Re: Why using the game result instead of evaluation scores

The problem with search is that it usually doesn't compensate strategic misconceptions of the engine, unless it is very deep. It is mainly a method to detect tactics, and recognize that the root position is not quiet, so that the static evaluation of it is not really meaningful. What would be "very...