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by Gary Internet
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL 10 min + 6 sec Rating list - Komodo 13.01 MCTS
Replies: 5
Views: 902

Re: FGRL 10 min + 6 sec Rating list - Komodo 13.01 MCTS

FGRL Rating list - 10 minutes + 6 seconds Komodo 13.01 MCTS ( +53 to Komodo 12.3 MCTS) On the FastGM 60+0.6 list it only gained 8 Elo over Komdo 12.3 MCTS. When I saw that, I scoffed at MCTS and began to wonder what the fuss was about. But seeing this gain of 53 Elo completely changed my mind. It's...
by Gary Internet
Tue May 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC S15, END of an ERA event is much more Brutal than I thought!
Replies: 127
Views: 13201

Re: TCEC S15, END of an ERA event is much more Brutal than I thought!

Just allow the same latitude for SF derivatives and you'll have a plethora of engines capable of rivalling with the Lc0 derivatives. The truth is that only two massive projects are getting past a common ceiling, reached by Houdini and Komodo almost two years ago (depending on the TC you'll find one...
by Gary Internet
Tue May 21, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC S15, END of an ERA event is much more Brutal than I thought!
Replies: 127
Views: 13201

Re: TCEC S15, END of an ERA event is much more Brutal than I thought!

The real end of an era is happening in engines that are TCEC Divisions 1 to 3. There don't appear to be any up and coming AB engines with the exception of Rofchade. The only AB engines to ever be stronger than Fire 7.1 are Stockfish, Houdini and Komodo. Ethereal was getting close and has now ceased ...
by Gary Internet
Mon May 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fire 7.1
Replies: 15
Views: 5584

Re: Fire 7.1

Apologies for jumping in here. These issues might be solved in the next release of Fire.

Norman – how close are we to the release of Fire 8?
by Gary Internet
Wed May 01, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 2495

Re: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

Ethereal, Laser and Xiphos dead because they failed to produce an official release in the past month? This is a staggering notion, bordering on ludicrous. :lol: That's not what I said. Certainly not what I meant. Let me explain. Last official releases: Ethereal 11.25 on 21 January 2019 - See here L...
by Gary Internet
Wed May 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 2495

My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

I think the end of an era is more than about Lc0 beating Stockfish in the TCEC Superfinal and that it's pretty much here right now. I'm not a programmer, I don't know how to code. I'm a casual chess player, chess fan, and computer chess "follower". I guess. These are my observations having follwed t...
by Gary Internet
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 3100

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

All they did was change the time control from 7200+15 to 720+3 and remove the opening book . What does "remove the opening book" mean? 100 games from the initial start position with no book for SF? There are huge problems with doing that. I totally agree. Problems for who? TCEC ran a 100 game match...
by Gary Internet
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 3100

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

You can't ignore the fact that Lc0 beat SF +16=80-4 in the rapid bonus match. All they did was change the time control from 7200+15 to 720+3 and remove the opening book. The hardware and software involved stayed exactly the same as it was in the superfinal.
by Gary Internet
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS Progress.
Replies: 6
Views: 1411

Komodo MCTS Progress.

How strong is KMCTS 2273 which is currently playing in "Battle of the Leelas" on Chess.com? I remember Mark saying in the TCEC chat a few weeks ago that 2246 that played in the TCEC Cup was roughly 25 Elo stronger than 2227 that played in the TCEC Premier Division in Season 14. How does 2273 compare...
by Gary Internet
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.3 is out
Replies: 76
Views: 10558

Re: Komodo 12.3 is out

I don't think that we can continue to gain five elo per month with regular Komodo. But we have been averaging close to fifty elo per month with MCTS, so even if this drops to something reasonable like twenty per month, after a year everyone should be happy! Do you think you can sustain 20 Elo per m...