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by Gary Internet
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 17825

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Larry - In the matches the Komodo has played in the last 10 years, what hardware has it been running on? I'm just interested to know because I'm guessing that almost any chess engine from 2014 onward, running on a single core with no tablebases would still crush any human. Regarding the level of che...
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: 1423

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: 21150

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: 21150

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: 6379

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: 4062

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: 4062

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: 3725

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...