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by towforce
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 13174

Re: CTF Survey

Rebel wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:37 am
1. CTF should continue as it is now.

With strict moderation.

+1
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Request for someone to train an NNUE for Ethereal
Replies: 12
Views: 2025

Re: Request for someone to train an NNUE for Ethereal

Why is TCEC and beating other engines so important to you that you feel the need to abandon your principles of not using NNUE in Ethereal? It's difficult enough to understand small neural networks: the human brain has around 10^11 neurons, with each neuron connecting to about 10,000 others, making ...
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 146
Views: 19295

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

I've just had a think about what it means to make things, and now I find the whole thing rather amusing. I like Flag Fen, near Peterborough in England: around 2000 years ago, it was a bronze age settlement, and now you can visit there and see how ancient Britons used to live. If they had spoken abou...
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?
Replies: 92
Views: 8417

Re: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?

I think that this is the golden moment we have been missing, and somehow now we are dismissing. The one thing I have always wanted from chess engines is to teach me to play better chess. I really don't care if engine X has a rating of 3875 and engine Y has a rating of 3893. That means very, very li...
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?
Replies: 92
Views: 8417

Re: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?

I think that this is the golden moment we have been missing, and somehow now we are dismissing. The one thing I have always wanted from chess engines is to teach me to play better chess. I really don't care if engine X has a rating of 3875 and engine Y has a rating of 3893. That means very, very li...
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 146
Views: 19295

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

AndrewGrant wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:22 am
An hour after I make this post I'm filled with regret.

This could be separation anxiety.
by towforce
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 146
Views: 19295

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

If someone can convince me of all of those things, or at least most of them, then maybe there is still work to be done. I need someone to convince me that this hobby is still worth pursuing. You're asking for leadership. If someone was as good a leader as you're asking for, they've probably already...
by towforce
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?
Replies: 92
Views: 8417

Re: Which of the many chess engines in this forum use b strategy ?

What I miss are alternative ideas how to program chess. And you do you think your continual whining about that here is going to give someone a bright new idea? It's possible that if enough people here express a preference for engines that play fun/exciting chess over engines that play unbeatable ch...
by towforce
Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question about nnue
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Question about nnue

How will that change the style of engine going forward? Will they all become more similar in style? Nobody knows yet. However, it probably will if: 1. the knowledge that nets capture that handwritten evaluation functions miss leads to "good moves" 2. in many positions, there tends to be one move wh...
by towforce
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question about nnue
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: Question about nnue

So is every around the 3,000 elo mark about to gain 300 plus elo enough almost automatically with just implementing nnue? So in a few months every engine going to have nnue it seams or lost to the olden era? Yes. Apparently, there are important aspects of chess which humans writing evaluation funct...