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by IanO
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official Release of Ethereal 11.00
Replies: 27
Views: 7835

Re: Official Release of Ethereal 11.00

Dariusz wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Thank you for very, very strong engine! :D

Below link to macOS compilations:
https://www.solidfiles.com/v/mdrapyvR776dm
Works great! Thanks for the builds!
by IanO
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 7915

Re: In Praise of The King

I definitely agree that this is still excellent news. Working with Johan on Chessmaster was both a great honor and a great pleasure. Also, to IanO, if you are collecting Kittinger engines, were you aware of a PC game called "Majestic Chess", published by Vivendi in 2003? It used a Kittinger engine,...
by IanO
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 7915

Re: In Praise of The King

Even if not the latest version, this is wonderful news for those trying to complete their collection of the six great classic programmers (DeKoning, Lang, Spracklens, Schroeder, Morsch, and Kittinger). Although the rest each had dozens of models to their name, De Koning only made it into a handful o...
by IanO
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X
Replies: 182
Views: 36426

Re: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X

TCEC 13 has started. The live PGN URL is different from previous seasons, in case you are using it to follow the tournament.

http://tcec.chessdom.com/season13/live/live.pgn
by IanO
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X
Replies: 182
Views: 36426

Re: TCEC season 13, 2 NN engines will be participating, Leela and Deus X

How come Hannibal is playing in Div 2? I thought it crashed out of it last season. You might be thinking of Chiron. It crashed 3/5 games in Div 1, demoting to Div 2. Div 2 had 5 of the 8 entrants losing from crashes, but none out by the three-strike rule, so I think they demoted the two worst perfo...
by IanO
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strange game Komodo vs GinkGo in WCCC
Replies: 6
Views: 2053

Re: Strange game Komodo vs GinkGo in WCCC

Are all games available somewhere? Maybe it is just me but I find their website hard to navigate. --Jon I found them here: https://icga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/blitz2018.pgn_.zip https://icga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WCSC2018.pgn_-1.zip https://icga.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/WCCC2...
by IanO
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 176
Views: 30577

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

I'm curious about Leela's final game against Jonny. In their blog, they characterize it as "Leela blunders its queen to a discovered attack" but to my eyes it was neglecting king safety to try trapping a piece with g5-f6, and actually gaining material in the end (RBN-Q) but those pieces were uncoord...
by IanO
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 176
Views: 30577

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Go uses a simple protocol (GTP) and doesn't have the "opinionated" issue (of course the standard protocol being very simple causes much more important problems outside tournament play, IMHO). The computer Go tournaments were, in fact, one of the first to support a standardized communication protoco...
by IanO
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 176
Views: 30577

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Oh man,the first time I see those photos where people are manually entering moves. no IT professionals to set up two computers via LAN? I can even do that!! :D The rules of this tournament are rooted in the dawn of the computer era (70's) long before networks and standardized serial communication p...
by IanO
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?
Replies: 176
Views: 30577

Re: how will Leela fare at the WCCC?

Humans should not be allowed to execute moves on the board, and hereby affect the outcome of the game. Let the engines play on their own, and if it is draw, it is draw... Well that's how WCCC's are being played. It's human plus the engine. Remember the 2003 Shredder-Jonny event? The good gesture of...