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by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Thanks Chrisw! I think I´ll use xboard protocol but sounds very nice that. My concern is that when I´ll use perft results this will be take in account. It seems not.... at least not for the moment. I would not use Xboard, UCI is so much better and the documentation way more concise, most 'sensible'...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Total bullshit. That an engine is UCI does not mean it implements MultiPV or searchmoves. Most UCI engines in fact don't. And some CECP engines do. In Dutch we would say: "Je lult uit je nek!". Random changes because of the butterfly effect do not count as an effect of the protocol. Especially if t...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Thanks Chrisw! I think I´ll use xboard protocol but sounds very nice that. My concern is that when I´ll use perft results this will be take in account. It seems not.... at least not for the moment. I would not use Xboard, UCI is so much better and the documentation way more concise, most 'sensible'...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

The protocol engines use to communicate have no reflection on their internal workings whatsoever. This is easy to disprove: Suppose that UCI existed back when Crafty was created and bob chose to fully implement UCI for Crafty instead of going for XBoard. Are you claiming that the engine today would...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Supporting the protocol is not the same as being the protocol. Hacking Stockfish so it becomes Xboard doesn't mean that now the top 1 engine is Winboard. And can you even do that while keeping its UCI functionality like MultiPV or searchmoves? If not, XBoard Stockfish would be an inferior than UCI ...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Does anybody have any hope of having a #1 XBoard engine? Fairy-Stockfish supports XBoard protocol, right? It should not be far from #1. I can make a #1 XBoard engine for you in 15 minutes or so. :lol: You probably also think that Windows must be a lot better than Linux? Because most commercial soft...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

But Crafty topped as a best 50 engine, and from the other 49 that are above it, less than 4% are Winboard/Xboard. This is a trend that shows how being UCI is a treat that most top engines have in common, and that there have been several engines that have passed Crafty over the years, written from s...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Thanks Chrisw! I think I´ll use xboard protocol but sounds very nice that. My concern is that when I´ll use perft results this will be take in account. It seems not.... at least not for the moment. I would not use Xboard, UCI is so much better and the documentation way more concise, most 'sensible'...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

What does the protocol have to do with this? I looked at UCI extensively. I have used xboard since 1994. I still find myself preferring xboard. UCI interfaces usurp too much engine control. A GUI is a "user interface". Not an intrinsic part of the chess playing engine. I don't want the GUI choosing ...
by bob
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?
Replies: 46
Views: 4100

Re: FEN and 3rd repetition rule. No information?

Hi people! With my "stay at home" cause coronavirus, I´m starting a new code for Soberango. When I did the moves generator for my first version of Soberango, I did not planed it to be able to detect 3rd repetition rule so it seems I did not thought in this before. As far as I understand, the FEN no...