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by kasinp
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for an old Crafty executable...
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: Looking for an old Crafty executable...

Thank you Dann! Much appreciated :)
PK
by kasinp
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Looking for an old Crafty executable...
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Looking for an old Crafty executable...

This goes under "Collectors Corner": I am looking for a Crafty 19.15 executable, ideally both 32-bit and 64-bit that could run under WinXP 64. Source is available at http://www.craftychess.com/downloads/source/, but I no longer have the means to compile it myself. Looking for someone with the means ...
by kasinp
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are opening principles correct?
Replies: 20
Views: 3177

Re: Are opening principles correct?

Funny thing is: both Powerbook2018 and HIARCS book give Bd6 as the best move for black.
A move that doesn't seem to be considered in this thread at all.

PK
by kasinp
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what happened to scorpio NN in TCEC?
Replies: 33
Views: 6146

Re: what happened to scorpio NN in TCEC?

Meanwhile, the entire Div4 has been restarted, without Scorpio. The chat message is: hi everyone i am sorry to inform you Entrance Division 4 had to be restarted due to too many inconsistencies in book orders, probably as a consequence of the many crashes among other things. this seemed to be the o...
by kasinp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Comparing Leela Chess Zero with AlphaZero
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Re: Comparing Leela Chess Zero with AlphaZero

Interesting test, thanks for sharing. My impressions are similar. I find Leela strong in complex early middlegame positions, but perhaps the most striking feature is the ability to seize on a permanent pawn structure weakness, often around the enemy king. In many such games Leela plays as if on auto...
by kasinp
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.2.1
Replies: 15
Views: 4815

Re: Komodo 12.2.1

It brings me no pleasure to report a new and I believe serious bug: Under Fritz GUI, engine match, Komodo 12.2.1 does not release one of the threads and continues to use the CPU *on opponent’s time* with NO PONDER selected. This behavior does not start immediately; it appears to kick in at some poin...
by kasinp
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.2 Announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 10948

Re: Komodo 12.2 Announcement

[Hi, do you have a link to the post of the most common 7 man suggestions [/quote] I did some analysis on a database of human and computer games (over 6 million). Total number of times a 7-men position was reached was 616,969. 6-1 endgames: 5,999 5-2 endgames: 80,275 4-3 endgames: 530,695 Here are th...
by kasinp
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What got you into computer chess?
Replies: 38
Views: 7727

Re: What got you into computer chess?

What got you into computer chess? Battle Chess, a love of programming, and no chess set. Tim Krabbe's ( https://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess/chess.html ) unforgetable: "The moment was still there when he had seen two boys playing chess, and there had been an explosion of certainty that he wanted that...
by kasinp
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: LC0 and tablebases
Replies: 13
Views: 3095

Re: LC0 and tablebases

Long time ago I put this position together to help me determine if TB access was working. Without 6-men tablebases engines (including latest Lc0) report a large negative score for white. With TB the obvious Rxh3 returns 0.00. If you are testing for 5-men tablebases then simply remove the black pawn ...
by kasinp
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kornrade Test
Replies: 62
Views: 12240

Re: Kornrade Test

17 Fishing Rod == [FEN "8/1B3b1p/7P/p2p4/P2pp1kp/Q7/1N1Pq2P/7K w - - 0 1"] 8/1B3b1p/7P/p2p4/P2pp1kp/Q7/1N1Pq2P/7K w - - 0 1 Stockfish-dev solves this one, at about depth 60 on 20 cores. So I'd rate this one a 2; Stockfish seemed very confused for a long time. Pretty study! Houdini 6.03 on 14 cores ...