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by todd
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1148

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

OneTrickPony, I came to the same conclusions about all the same lines and for pretty much the same reasons. A player with sufficient familiarity with opening theory as black can avoid getting caught in a slow, maneuvering position where either player might win a long game. There seems to be a solid ...
by todd
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2757

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

The lichess rating range is compressed relative to chess.com, with lichess ratings being higher for the vast majority of players and lower at the very top. I'm not sure exactly where the break-even point is, but somewhere in the 2300s is a reasonable guess - I myself spend most of my time in the 23...
by todd
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 2757

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

The lichess rating range is compressed relative to chess.com, with lichess ratings being higher for the vast majority of players and lower at the very top. I'm not sure exactly where the break-even point is, but somewhere in the 2300s is a reasonable guess - I myself spend most of my time in the 230...
by todd
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 3499

Re: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Just buy a couple of top-of-the-line RTX Cards, like I did, pop them into their Slots and you're ready to Match upto the strongest of CPUs and AB Engines. He said that he is trying to do analysis rather than play timed games against other engines. For deep analysis aimed at getting as close as we c...
by todd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The day when imagination and will was stronger than artificial intelligence. Man against chess machine. November 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 2698

Re: The day when imagination and will was stronger than artificial intelligence. Man against chess machine. November 201

lc0 is a totally different beast, which is much less prone to fall into an unwanted fortress, and I have my doubts that the lock 'em up and shuffle, anti alpha-beta technique will work. lc0 has its own weaknesses (endgame play, occasional tactical blunders), and you used almost the opposite strateg...
by todd
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Networks for lc0
Replies: 16
Views: 1993

Re: Networks for lc0

To the best of my knowledge, the player who has played the most internet chess games under a single account is "A6648" on ICC, who has been playing under that name since 1996. As of right now, he has played 671,135 rated games on this account. The previously mentioned "german11" on lichess is playin...
by todd
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 8225

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Do you have any thoughts on why Fischer Random should reduce the draw rate. Is it because without the 100 year background of opening moves research, moves are objectively worse leading to many more errors in the opening? As others pointed out, this is true. However, also, having to think earlier in...
by todd
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 14186

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

By score gap, I meant (wins-losses) rather than %. That's what would grow over time if the players are unevenly matched. We are more likely to notice and pass judgment upon a 15-5 score than a 1.5/2 score even though both are 75%. And we are even more likely to attach significance to the score if we...
by todd
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24756

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

This is the most interesting of all, because the move that appears best (g5) is rarely played because h3 and Bg2 are much more popular, and this position occurs a lot in Grob games: This makes sense. People play the Grob more often than more objectively correct moves like 1. Na3 because there is so...
by todd
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 14186

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Ovyron, also, I'm not sure if what I wrote addresses your hypothesis. I realized that you might be saying something else, which is that in crazyhouse and in bullet, higher rated players overperform if they are 100 points higher than their opponents. In other words, maybe you are saying that if someo...