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by todd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

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

Except for bughouse! Bughouse is common in skittles rooms at chess tournaments. Yes, i know that, for example in the analyze room. When i think about it, Isn't it strange that almost no tournament is arranged for Bughouse or any top variant? Yes. In the US, there are bughouse tournaments at almost ...
by todd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

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

Except for bughouse! Bughouse is common in skittles rooms at chess tournaments.
by todd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

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

Regarding the rating gap/overwhelming wins hypothesis, I haven't personally noticed overwhelming results more frequently than they appear in chess, but I haven't paid really close attention, so I'm not sure. What I can say for sure is that the battle between the two top players is quite close. Curre...
by todd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

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

Something I just noticed is that I haven't found any evidence that the game has ever been played in actual chess boards, in person, in real life (or that equipment exists, this guy had to make his own board .) It seems Crazyhouse is an online thing. Crazyhouse is definitely mostly an online thing. ...
by todd
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 56
Views: 3367

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

It may be difficult to obtain a large enough sample of slower time control crazyhouse games involving strong players. Unfortunately among strong players, time controls are probably slightly faster on average than in chess (more 1 0 than in chess and less 3 0). And just as in chess, strong players ra...
by todd
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Lc0 + 320x24.J13B.2-swa-178000 vs. Stockfish 160919 TC= 90m+30s
Replies: 4
Views: 1295

Re: Lc0 + 320x24.J13B.2-swa-178000 vs. Stockfish 160919 TC= 90m+30s

I agree. There's a lot of likely interesting chess content to analyze here, and I'm disappointed it's not available.
by todd
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical Stockfish failure
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Tactical Stockfish failure

Yes, that's the right line. I suspect the queen sac line is ultimately OK for black if black plays correctly afterward. It's hard to play the black side correctly, though, even for SF, and it's easier to play the white side well enough (for computers and probably people too). White scores well in pr...
by todd
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical Stockfish failure
Replies: 21
Views: 1678

Re: Tactical Stockfish failure

This is a well known drawing line. Not only does SF have trouble with the position given in the thread, but it also has trouble evaluating an alternative line for black where white sacrifices a queen for two pieces. It gives 0.00, but in practice, white has excellent chances. Avoiding the drawing li...
by todd
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 4687

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

An I still think Lc0 bignet on my RTX 2070 is stronger positionally than any human. I think so too. My argument has nothing to do with who is better at positional play. What I am saying is that if you play Leela's moves as black at ~100m nodes and we play white's moves, if we start with either 1. d...
by todd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 4687

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

If you would like specific improvements for white on Leela's main lines with 1. c4 and 1. d4 that will result in Leela's evaluations for white increasing for after those moves are played, I can provide them Is there anything you can offer against 1.c4 e5 with the idea: 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 d5 5...