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by IanO
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 6368

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

I don't think the biggest share of the success goes to 8 x Intel (R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8168 CPU @ 2.7 GHz, 128 cores. Because Jonny plays with 1200 cores (60 x 20 cores Intel Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.4 Ghz) but it has only 4.5 points at 9 game. Thanks for those details. Are the platforms for the other four ...
by IanO
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 19470

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Well, I think I might agree with Ovyron, which is scary by itself. Why not require that each team must create a robot to act as its operator? Seems more in the spirit of a computer chess event than relying on some specially trained human operator. This event seems like it belongs in another era ......
by IanO
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 19470

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Here is a crosstable for the 2019 World Computer Software Championship Ko Jo Ch Gi Sh Ba Total Komodo xx == 1= == 1= 1= 6.5 Jonny == xx == =1 == 1= 6 Chiron 0= == xx == =1 11 6 Ginkgo == =0 == xx == 11 5.5 Shredder 0= == =0 == xx =1 4.5 Baron 0= 0= 00 00 =0 xx 1.5 The WCCC started on the 13th: http:...
by IanO
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 19470

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

The only thing I'm critiquing is the name "world champion", for something clearly not the best in the world, not by far. Specially as people that don't know about this would believe the computer chess world champion is like world champions in other disciplines, so they'll be misled into thinking th...
by IanO
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995
Replies: 36
Views: 8703

Re: Ferret 1.00 v258 - program from 1995

I was a big fan of Ferret back in the early days of computer chess. Even further back, I directed chess tournaments in the northwest US. As I was cataloging my games a few years ago I was surprised to see a familiar name: I apparently played Bruce in a "bye game" at a tournament I directed, long bef...
by IanO
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..
Replies: 33
Views: 6921

Re: WCCC vs TCEC Chess Engine Competitions..

WCCC has been on a steady decline since 2000 and has been historically irrelevant since 2010 with the expulsion of Rybka. The rating lists have been a far more reliable and inclusive measure of progress since 2005. And TCEC should be applauded for including the full range of top engines, with only a...
by IanO
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: changing the 50 move rule to 5 move rule

This is a legitimate problem in other chess variants. For example Makruk (Thai chess) has more demanding draw counting rules which go into effect when the final pawn is captured or a king is bared. These rules penalize having too high of a material imbalance since remaining material reduces the move...
by IanO
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish wins CCC 3: Stage 1 only after last 60th game
Replies: 25
Views: 5937

Re: Stockfish wins CCC 3: Stage 1 only after last 60th game

Five rooks on the board! Very nice game, nice to see a bookless French that isn't the Exchange variation.
by IanO
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 92557

Re: Alphazero news

Even more exciting: they released the full game scores of the hundred game matches for all three games, chess, shogi, and go! https://deepmind.com/research/alphago/alphazero-resources/ I've been looking at some of the shogi games (hand-selected by Habu, the Kasparov of shogi), and they are utterly i...
by IanO
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: interesting endgame in CCCC
Replies: 11
Views: 3518

Re: interesting endgame in TCEC

George Tsavdaris wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:57 pm
IanO wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Speaking of interesting endgames, I found this gem in the Fritz-Ethereal game.


The key 70...Bd8!! was a bolt from the blue!
Fritz-Ethereal went like this so i wonder for what game you are talking about. :D
Division 1 in TCEC 13.