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by towforce
Tue May 25, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Have you ever seen so many draw games on TCEC ?
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Have you ever seen so many draw games on TCEC ?

Regarding the title of the thread: computer chess death by draw is coming...
by towforce
Mon May 24, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

I think basicallly it is better not to make comments about how much advantage one side has during the game. I am resisting the urge to share my views about the progress of the game going forward. You're a strong player Uri - how do you do against strong computers with knight odds at rapid time cont...
by towforce
Sat May 22, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

I think it is unfair that Chessqueen and towforce post comments about the game. These comments may change the result of the game. I have tried to make my comments as general and as unhelpful as possible (not that I'm a good enough player to help either of these two players), but for the integrity o...
by towforce
Sat May 22, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess Engines binaries for Raspberry Pi 4 Linux 64 bits
Replies: 236
Views: 70154

Re: Chess Engines binaries for Raspberry Pi 4 Linux 64 bits

Has anyone converted Bill Forster's Sargon 1978 to run on the Pi? I am guessing you've seen this post - link ? So there is a version for the Pi. Chrilly has done a C# version of Sargon (different forum - I can provide a link if needed), which could be compiled for the Pi. Not sure about Bill Forste...
by towforce
Sat May 22, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

I can only see that it will take quite some effort to mobilize the Black pieces, whereas all of White pieces are FREE to move and start to cause real pressure, and of course all top 4 engines are very dangerous when their pieces are free to move in any directions. At some point Chrisw will be force...
by towforce
Sat May 22, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

At that pace this game will finish by the end of June 2021 :shock: There's a time zone issue: it would help if a European played the dragon's moves (unfortunately, I cannot volunteer right now). Okay, but they could have used Zoom ==> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL4k4Wozj6Y As a spectator, this...
by towforce
Fri May 21, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120503

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

Never better served than by yourself.... Just received my iPad Pro 11 M1, fresh install (maybe still some background processing) after 3min search starting position, I have 8'800 kn/s. I guess this is about 1.5x previous gen iPad Pro. Its not the 13'000 kn/s but its still an interesting bump up fro...
by towforce
Fri May 21, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

[Event "Knight odds match"] [Site "TalkChess"] [Date "2021.05.21"] [Round "1"] [White "KomodoDragon2 MCTS"] [Black "Whittington, Chris"] [Result "*"] [Annotator "Kaufman,Larry"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] [PlyCount "13"] [EventDate "2021.05.20"] {[#...
by towforce
Fri May 21, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's
Replies: 389
Views: 41643

Re: We are reaching the Max Odds that a top engine can give the top 3 GM's

[Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2021.05.16"] [Round "1"] [White "KomodoDragon2 MCTS"] [Black "Whittington, Chris"] [Result "*"] [Annotator "Kaufman,Larry"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] [PlyCount "11"] [EventDate "2021.??.??"] {[#]} 1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3...
by towforce
Fri May 21, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120503

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

Lion wrote:
Fri May 21, 2021 12:49 pm
Never better served than by yourself....

We'll have none of that, thank you - link. :wink: