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by dkappe
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine: a0lite
Replies: 39
Views: 9727

Re: New engine: a0lite

Madeleine Birchfield wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Are there any plans to implement parallel search and multithreading in a0lite?
Yes, but not in python. Working on a julia version. As per usual, the simplest version will be in master and the fancier ones will be in branches.
by dkappe
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Maia chess - the holy grail for computer chess?
Replies: 35
Views: 3690

Re: Maia chess - the holy grail for computer chess?

Is this the holy grail of computer chess? https://maiachess.com „A neural net chess engine that’s been specifically trained to play like a human of a given level would, by using online games of that level as the corpus“ In the past a „normal engine“ was either unbeatable or played somehow unnatural...
by dkappe
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Python chess engine
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: Python chess engine

And again, thank you so much for the helpful comments to my newbie questions the past weeks :) There are a few other python chess engines, all with uci implementations. My a0lite just promoted from TCEC QL to L4, so python can go up against C++ engines running on monster hardware. - Feeks - https:/...
by dkappe
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Candid question about nets (NNUE and others)
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Candid question about nets (NNUE and others)

These are very different types of neural nets. The shallow, fully connected NNUE are far less complex, but are being asked to do a simple job.
by dkappe
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Candid question about nets (NNUE and others)
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Candid question about nets (NNUE and others)

I can only speak to endgame nets. With leela nets and positions of 18 pieces or fewer, the endgame nets performed dramatically better than generalist nets of comparable size. The same experiment with NNUE resulted in a much weaker net at endgames than a generalist net.
by dkappe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 6413

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

Wouldn’t that be better said in your shiny new forum? Sound like it is relevant to you, and the gang. Since you start this nonsense. And are still here post about the shiny new forum. :lol: Oh, I’m not at your level. I could never hope to be worthy of your shiny new forum. I was just looking out fo...
by dkappe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 6413

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

Sounds like sour grapes. No more Mr. Shut it down. Ed shut you down. :lol: Your memory has a strange twist. I urged the CTF gang to set up their own shop from the beginning. We even allowed them a grace period of a week for shutting it down so that they could discuss such a move. I am really happy ...
by dkappe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 6413

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

mwyoung wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:41 pm
dkappe wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Took a quick peek over there. First thoughts? What a marvelous and even tempered group of fellows. I’m sure Ed is overjoyed that he has attracted the cream of the crop of talkchess.
I guess he is since I was invited. 8-)
Yes, your participation speaks volumes. Congratulations. :D
by dkappe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 6413

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

And they already started fighting ! A worthy CTF successor, for sure. :lol: They seem particularly pissed off that people calling you names were not treated with the respect they thought that deserved. It was really insulting to them to be publicly told they couldn't do that; they feel more at home...
by dkappe
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question for Ed Shroder
Replies: 52
Views: 6413

Re: Question for Ed Shroder

mclane wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:15 pm
Judas kiss Herr Professor ?!
Götz von Berlichingen?