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by towforce
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How close can we come to proving that white draws?
Replies: 61
Views: 3057

Re: How close can we come to proving that white draws?

Your method is flawed. There is no trick, mateslover, or fictional draw searcher that could ever answer the question. Remember chess is a 100 percent tactical game. Wins are not won by material advantage, or another human concept of positional understanding. Chess is won by checkmating the king. Th...
by towforce
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How close can we come to proving that white draws?
Replies: 61
Views: 3057

Re: How close can we come to proving that white draws?

Your method is flawed. There is no trick, mateslover, or fictional draw searcher that could ever answer the question. Remember chess is a 100 percent tactical game. Wins are not won by material advantage, or another human concept of positional understanding. Chess is won by checkmating the king. Th...
by towforce
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions
Replies: 179
Views: 8462

Re: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions

This chart looks nice, but it's also very bad quality data. No data source is given, I'll assume it's something like the CCRL DB. The opponent mix that each engine face is different, and has a decisive impact on the draw rate. An engine that only faces engine within +-50 elo would not exhibit the s...
by towforce
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions
Replies: 179
Views: 8462

Re: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions

From an article called "God's Chess Rating" ( link ): This chart shows that the 100% draw rate will be achieved at elo rating 5237: https://unclejerry9466728.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/draw_rate-6.png This chart shows that, at the current rate of progress, this rating will be achieved in the year 2...
by towforce
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions
Replies: 179
Views: 8462

Re: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions

For people who are still wondering white or black forced win, show me a single game where one side forced win without a single blunder from the opponent. There are billions of computers games and human games played already to proove/ disprove your assumption. Strawman! Only God and a 32 man table b...
by towforce
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Credit to DeepMind AlphaZero
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Credit to DeepMind AlphaZero

With the revolution of neural networks and the incorporation of them into chess engines, I want to give some credit to DeepMind. They took chess to the next level. +1 Go was supposed to be the game that would hold out because human vision and intuition would trump game tree building for a long time...
by towforce
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions
Replies: 179
Views: 8462

Re: Perfect chess engine elo ( 32 men TB) can be within 200 of Stocfish in Tcec LTC conditions

There is no proof AT ALL that chess is a draw with perfect play. And this is the basis for OP's entire hypothesis. In fact, there is more evidence pointing toward perfect chess being a win for white. The overwhelming white wins vs black ratio at ALL levels of chess is not a coincidence. Maybe we sh...
by towforce
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

Of course. People getting banned is a part of life in forums like this. I am guessing that you're in your early twenties, and I greatly respect the intelligence and maturity you have brought to this discussion. If my guess is correct (apologies if I'm wrong), then when you kill CTF (who are all com...
by towforce
Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

Rest assured that more will be annoyed than happy. :lol: I have been a part of computer chess communities for the best part of 3 decades, and I know what we're like. At our core, we're good natured people, and even if we don't like what somebody is saying, we respect a person who stands his ground ...
by towforce
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 77
Views: 3769

Re: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

This looks like a "shut up" to me. Given that CCC regulars can vote in the CTF election, CTF regulars should be allowed to speak about the election in CCC. It is a sign you annoy them. Given that they vote, it indeed a very smart move to use your right to do that. Some will be annoyed, some will ig...