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by Uri Blass
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 115
Views: 14952

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

Peter Berger, only at the highest levels are we getting almost only draws in ICCF correspondence chess. At lower levels, it's not a matter of who's comp is the fastest, but (more) of chess understanding (especially openings (*) i suggest, but i'm not going to explain all). The hybrid centaur system...
by Uri Blass
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 115
Views: 14952

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

In reply to Peter Berger, no, the suggestions for rule changes are not pointless, certainly not for Fide/ICCf correspondence chess where comps are allowed. Even today engines are only a decision support tool, true with NNue and so on they have improved, but correspondence chess at higher level also...
by Uri Blass
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 115
Views: 14952

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

I disagree about the part of OTB games. In OTB games it is impossible to memorize everything and the better player may get his opponent out of book assuming the better player change his choice and does not use a fixed opening. memorizing 1,000,000 different lines in the opening is practically imposs...
by Uri Blass
Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 115
Views: 14952

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

Taking out really weak players (probably not even using a computer) the draw rate for the past three years is already close to 60%. If you take out weak players, like those who only use a computer to check some positions, it raises over 75%. We're still talking over 140,000 games for just three yea...
by Uri Blass
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 156
Views: 31191

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

If I understand correctly sargon now only know not to play a move that force a draw by repetition when it has a better alternative. It does not have draw by repetition knowledge during the search(and note that you do not need hash tables for it but only to see that the line in the search leads to a ...
by Uri Blass
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why you play many games when testing
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: Why you play many games when testing

Time and time again, users of this form will claim to know the value of an engine pairing based only on 100 games, or even 10 games. Those people lack basic understandings of statistics, and here is a live example for you. I launched a tuning test on Ethereal's hand crafted eval using some new idea...
by Uri Blass
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A thought on originality
Replies: 10
Views: 1593

Re: A thought on originality

One man finds a pretty math equation and puts it into his chess program. Then like a million itty-bitty workers, they smash the giant slab of marble that is "the game of chess" into magic pixie dust. We take that pixie dust (I call it that because nobody even knows how it works) and vacuum it up so...
by Uri Blass
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is it a draw?
Replies: 1
Views: 677

Is it a draw?

[Event "Computer chess game"] [Site "DESKTOP-7QE6S12"] [Date "2021.01.16"] [Round "?"] [White "àåøé"] [Black "Stockfish_20123118_x64_bmi2"] [Result "*"] [BlackElo "2000"] [Time "18:43:26"] [WhiteElo "2000"] [TimeControl "300+20"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/p1Q2pk1/4p3/P2rP1p1/3b1PP1/5K2/8/8 w - - 0 1"] [T...
by Uri Blass
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Speaking of Blathy
Replies: 15
Views: 2129

Re: Speaking of Blathy

For these I have a draw score, but many are wins: 1B1k4/3p1q2/1Kp5/PpP2p2/1P1P1P2/8/1P6/8 w - - acd 102; acs 300; bm a6; ce 0; c0 "td20#1121 {v} {m}; 1908; Blathy O; 1-0"; c2 "Bláthy, Ottó Titusz"; c3 "a6"; c6 "Arves.xxxxx"; pm a6; pv a6 Kc8 a7 Qa2 Bc7 Qa4 Bd6 Qa2; id "yacpdb id 278037"; 1krr1b2/2p...
by Uri Blass
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: positions when humans are stronger than engines
Replies: 18
Views: 3340

Re: positions when humans are stronger than engines

position number 4 is mate in 45 based on some backward analysis and not mate in 47 that I see in the fen [Event "Computer chess game"] [Site "DESKTOP-7QE6S12"] [Date "2021.01.15"] [Round "?"] [White "àåøé"] [Black "àåøé"] [Result "*"] [BlackElo "2400"] [Time "20:40:30"] [WhiteElo "2400"] [TimeContro...