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by IanO
Sat May 17, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Excellent 2008 Computer Shogi Championship report
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Excellent 2008 Computer Shogi Championship report

Here is an excellent report on this year's computer Shogi championship, by the author of Spear, one of the two Western participants. http://gamelab.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/SHOGI/CSA2008/18csa.html Highlights: an interesting FPGA-based entrant, an upset of the top programs in the finals, decisive results...
by IanO
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: History: US Open Computer Championship crosstables?
Replies: 0
Views: 539

History: US Open Computer Championship crosstables?

I have a computer chess history question. There were a series of computer chess championships held in Mobile, Alabama starting in 1985 and going until at least 1988. Does anyone know where the results (preferably crosstables, participant descriptions, and games) of these tournaments are archived on ...
by IanO
Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ongoing GO programming?
Replies: 37
Views: 19418

Re: Ongoing GO programming?

Crazy Stone played a 5dan in the UEC Cup. Why such a strong player? Would a 1d have been more evenly matched and more interesting? Can you give your thoughts on this game? Where can we find the game? Mark This was an exhibition game; Mr. Sagawa was on hand. You can get an impression of the flow of ...
by IanO
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ongoing GO programming?
Replies: 37
Views: 19418

Re: Ongoing GO programming?

1. MoGo 2. CrazyStone 3. KCC Igo (Silver Star) 4. Haruka 5. Go4++ 6. HandTalk (Goemate) 7. GNU Go 8. Many Faces of Go 9. Go Intellect =10. Wulu, Aya, Katsunari, Go Ahead Notes: CrazyStone is by Rémi Coulom, author of The Crazy Bishop. Other than him, there has been little successful cross-pollinati...
by IanO
Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First commercial chess programs
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Re: First commercial chess programs

Yes, Microchess was not just the first chess program sold. It was the first game of any kind sold (released December 18, 1976). Even on the tiny, splintered markets of the day, Microchess sold a million copies. This provided the seed money for VisiCorp, which went on to develop the pioneering spread...
by IanO
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Programming challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 6199

Re: Programming challenge

jshriver wrote:Thanks that did it :) ran smoothly. Will have to take a look at forth. Is it related to Fortran?

-Josh
Only in the first four letters. :)

Forth is like no other language. It will expand your mind.

Ian
by IanO
Tue Nov 06, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A bit of history from the CCC Archives
Replies: 1
Views: 1040

A bit of history from the CCC Archives

I was looking through the CCC archives for the first mention of Rybka and found this amusing exchange. Subject: Re: Rybka on ICC - anybody up for some games? Author: Anthony Cozzie Date: 13:04:32 01/30/04 On January 30, 2004 at 15:24:50, Vasik Rajlich wrote: >Hi, > >I am logged on to ICC at the mome...
by IanO
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Programming challenge
Replies: 13
Views: 6199

Re: Programming challenge

Is the thread mentioned accessible from CCC or is it from the days prior to phpBB2? Yes, from days long gone by. Anyway I tried the forth language example and received [an error]. Any tips? The error is due to line wrapping by the forum software. Join the "including" line to the previous comment. (...
by IanO
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ongoing GO programming?
Replies: 37
Views: 19418

Re: Ongoing GO programming?

I have made my best estimate of the top ten 19x19 computer Go programs on Sensei's Library , a wiki dedicated to the game of Go. This estimate is hindered by the lack of participation of top programs in recent computer Go competitions . (There is currently no equivalent to the WCCC in the Go world. ...
by IanO
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Checkers solved
Replies: 16
Views: 8212

Re: Checkers solved

Outstanding!

Anyone know the technique used? From the BBC article, it could have been involved a Monte Carlo approach and/or pattern extraction from games.

I wonder what Dr. Schaeffer will work on for the next 20 years?

Ian