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by kasinp
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Deus X Neural Network Progress
Replies: 9
Views: 3287

Re: Deus X Neural Network Progress

Thanks for the update and good luck with the project. It will be good to see it reenter TCEC when you feel sufficient progress has been made.
There is a lot of interest in different approaches to NN, perhaps specifically about not being as rigid on the self-imposed "zero" aspect.

Cheers,
PK
by kasinp
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 77
Views: 22974

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

If i'm not wrong 6-man rtbz can safely be stored on HDD. So don't waste essential RTBW space. I'll recommend: #1 | KRPPKRP #2 | KQPPKQP #3 | KNPPKNP Yes, of course. It is, however, not one size fits all. As an example I always engine test using 6 man syzygy, so I have good reason to prefer having 6...
by kasinp
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.3 is out
Replies: 76
Views: 19476

Re: Komodo 12.3 is out

It seems that a good chunk of the benefit of 7 man TB is just the rook and 2p vs rook and p endgame plus the small KPPPkpp, which can be put on a fairly small SSD along with 6 man with no big cost of download or SSD. Are you sure ??? A pawn will necessarily promote, so you will absolutely need the ...
by kasinp
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.3 is out
Replies: 76
Views: 19476

Re: Komodo 12.3 is out

One question for Mark and Larry: Now Komodo support up to 7 pieces egtb, fine. Any slowdown test inflicted by probing 7-piece compared to 6-piece tried out yet? Scenario: whole 7-piece on ssd. What kind of slowdown in speed can we see. Also is 7-piece ssd something on the agenda, like 2019 or onwar...
by kasinp
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Did Ingo Bauer take a break from Chess
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

Re: Did Ingo Bauer take a break from Chess

I too hope Ingo is well and has not lost interest in maintaining his list.
That said I would not be surprised if being well required forgetting about computer chess once in a while.
PK
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: 1062

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: 1062

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: 4126

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: 8236

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: 2557

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...