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by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vasik's Contribution
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Vasik's Contribution

it is my opinion this whole thread is about character assination against Vas - and I do not even know Vas and I can see that. Then why this site assassinated Ippolit&Family members? That's fair? Vas is protected by exactly what practices? Let's assassinate his character as well, wouldn;t it be fair...
by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vasik's Contribution
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Vasik's Contribution

A couple of of observations - one can sell their product and still contribute to their field. The fact that Steve Jobs sells Macs or Bill Gates sell Windows - does that diminish their contributions to personal computing? The fact that you spend your hard earned money does not take take away from Va...
by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My thoughts on Computer Chess, Clones, and Life
Replies: 9
Views: 1578

Re: My thoughts on Computer Chess, Clones, and Life

I have very little programming knowledge. I did once make a program in 'C' which understands what chess moves are legal based on keyboard input- but it had no GUI and no ability for the computer to analyse or choose its own moves. One day I want to make a computer that plays and thinks like a human...
by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vasik's Contribution
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Vasik's Contribution

Excluding his chess playing programs, I am not sure how I would judge his contributions here in terms of the value of his posts. His more interesting ideas consisted of refining positional evaluations such that it would be more beneficial to spend a disproportionate amount of work evaluating positi...
by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vasik's Contribution
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Vasik's Contribution

Excluding his chess playing programs, I am not sure how I would judge his contributions here in terms of the value of his posts. His more interesting ideas consisted of refining positional evaluations such that it would be more beneficial to spend a disproportionate amount of work evaluating positi...
by MikeB
Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Vasik's Contribution
Replies: 52
Views: 8139

Re: Vasik's Contribution

Excluding his chess playing programs, I am not sure how I would judge his contributions here in terms of the value of his posts. His more interesting ideas consisted of refining positional evaluations such that it would be more beneficial to spend a disproportionate amount of work evaluating positi...
by MikeB
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Deep Fritz 8 (Quad Core) Vs Stockfish (IPad)
Replies: 9
Views: 926

Re: Deep Fritz 8 (Quad Core) Vs Stockfish (IPad)

StockFish IPad Hash Unknown It's 8 MB, in case you wonder. 60,000 Nodes per Second search speed. That sounds a little too slow. I usually see around 100 kN/s in the opening and middle game on my iPad. If the speed is consistently as low as 60 kN/s, I suspect that something is wrong. Try rebooting y...
by MikeB
Fri Dec 03, 2010 5:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question about Fruit
Replies: 49
Views: 8931

Re: Question about Fruit

Reductions have been around for decades - it's not new in itself. What is relatively new is the LMR formalization and how aggressively it is now done. Yes - reductions have been around for decades , what was new about LMR was that it was one of the first techniques which reduced the amount of work ...
by MikeB
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Next Moderator Elections
Replies: 18
Views: 2163

Re: The Next Moderator Elections

With about six weeks to go before the elections it probably makes some sense to begin discussing the format This has been the first term to use the "Team candidate " format it seems to have worked well with the board running smoothly and moderation actions taking place in the background for the mos...
by MikeB
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question about Fruit
Replies: 49
Views: 8931

Re: Question about Fruit

I'm curious... at what depths does LMR start to give a noticeable improvement? If it had been discovered during the era of strong dedicated chess computers, would it have been game changing? My impression is that the null-move heuristic worked well even at small search depths, and so was a secret w...