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by towforce
Mon May 17, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hard Puzzle for May
Replies: 31
Views: 6206

Re: Hard Puzzle for May

Ok, so once again my lines of interest to the position in a .pgn, hasn't changed much since last time, just a few variants to show the traps, that are in the long endgame and how much (little) difference is in marching with black f-Pawn instead of h-Pawn at first. Stopped hunting the exact DTM, doe...
by towforce
Mon May 17, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hard Puzzle for May
Replies: 31
Views: 6206

Re: Hard Puzzle for May

Milos wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 9:05 am
What is the name of this board game from which is this puzzle?

Chess? :lol:
by towforce
Mon May 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A few observations on NNUE/ SF/ FatFritz2 and an alternate scenario.
Replies: 41
Views: 9745

Re: A few observations on NNUE/ SF/ FatFritz2 and an alternate scenario.

As far as open source goes – if an individual’s effort is 80% or more of the project there is no way open source should even be considered as sensible – why throw away your work? And it is wasted – innovation should be rewarded. One more reason: developers with an open source portfolio to point to ...
by towforce
Mon May 17, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120676

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

You do know that "SoC" means just "System on Chip"? The "inexpensive", "small", "low power consumption", "high computer power" aren't part of the definition. You're just spewing buzzwords with less than zero knowledge. Also all modern Ryzen ARE a SoC. Not quite - in the catalogue ( link ), some of ...
by towforce
Mon May 17, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120676

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

I think we're talking at cross purposes here: I was praising SOC technology in general (of which the A1 is an example), and have conceded that systems with powerful CPUs like Ryzens are likely to outperform SOCs in calculation-heavy applications. I concede that the M1 SOC is expensive (especially a...
by towforce
Sun May 16, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120676

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

...are absolutely revolutionary because they deliver so much computer power for such a low price (and so little electricity consumption) Errm, Nooo, Not revolutionary at all in price/performance (if you don't limit the comparison only to the single most overpriced brand in the industry). They perfo...
by towforce
Sat May 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?
Replies: 540
Views: 120676

Re: M1 Apple Silicon for Chess?

If you read the complete thread and check the benchmarks of chess engines compiles, you will realize that M1 loses out to the most popular, even less expensive, AMD based modern laptops when it comes to performance, stamina, and overall usability for Chess. Very little I am afraid to be impressed w...
by towforce
Sat May 15, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ClassicAra Chess Engine..World Record Download!!
Replies: 99
Views: 22602

Re: ClassicAra Chess Engine..World Record Download!!

mclane wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 am
The future is to download 1.x GB to play chess ???

:lol:
by towforce
Sat May 15, 2021 8:22 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: 41761

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

Well, this was fun. Tried an Alekhine again, only this time the odds was the k-side knight. Didn’t think I could torture Stockfish to death (well, I can’t, other than with a knight odds), but, well, see for yourself ... [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "15 May 2021"] [Round "?"] [White "Stockfish"] [Bl...
by towforce
Sat May 15, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Easy puzzle for May
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Easy puzzle for May

Dann Corbit wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 3:12 am
The eye of the tiger:

bm Bxd5

Here's the analysis I've just done in chess.com:

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