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by matejst
Thu May 17, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wasp 3.00 available ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3965

Re: Wasp 3.00 available ...

Frank, I followed your testing of Wasp 3.0 (and previous testing too), and I would like to suggest that you change the opponents for further testing especially since you tested Wasp exclusively against stronger opponents, and it could deflate its rating. I believe that testing Wasp against a wider r...
by matejst
Tue May 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wasp 3.00 available ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3965

Re: Wasp 3.00 available ...

From what I have seen so far, Wasp 3.00 seems at least two plies faster than the previous version. The evaluation remained quite reasonable and human-like, and the configuration file is an excellent idea. So far, Frank's testing indicates a substantial Elo increase too. I miss only a learning functi...
by matejst
Fri May 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wasp 3.00 available ...
Replies: 14
Views: 3965

Re: Wasp 3.00 available ...

Thank you, both Stan and Frank! Great news!
by matejst
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: YOUR Use of Engines for OTB Play
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: YOUR Use of Engines for OTB Play

I planned to answer to your question, since I use only engines as a way to prepare for OTB play, but I couldn't find the thread any more. 1. There's a part of the preparation where you don't use engines: solving problems, reading games without a table, blindfold games help you to improve tactically....
by matejst
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Style/Strength Ratio?
Replies: 40
Views: 8764

Re: Best Style/Strength Ratio?

I tried to find infos about myself on the net. Unfortunately, I didn't find any game from my best days in the nineties (Serbia didn't pay fees to FIDE back then), and, also unfortunately, I found games I played after a pause of seven, eight years, and results in week-end tournaments, where I never f...
by matejst
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In response to Uri's thread about positional understanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: In response to Uri's thread about positional understandi

Dear Jouni, It is indeed a positional test set, imho. But testing automatically, with short times control can distort a bit the results. A human look is also important here. I tested Wasp 2.6 and Komodo 9 in the first 20 positions, and I noticed that Komodo was better -- or Wasp worse -- in dynamic ...
by matejst
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In response to Uri's thread about positional understanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: In response to Uri's thread about positional understandi

I downloaded the database. Thanks.

How much do you think that depth influence the evaluation in the endgame testing (you gave the average depth for the openings)?
by matejst
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In response to Uri's thread about positional understanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: In response to Uri's thread about positional understandi

Once again, thank you, Kai. I'll be following this thread for more, of course. Could you make your database available? I would like to test some engines myself but under different conditions. I usually test engines in QG and similar positions that are in my own repertoire, but I am curious to see wh...
by matejst
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In response to Uri's thread about positional understanding
Replies: 18
Views: 4794

Re: In response to Uri's thread about positional understandi

Thanks, Kai. Very interesting testing like always. Could you write what version of Giraffe you used? Then, there are a few engines I believe play a good positional brand of chess, so if you could test engines like Wasp and iCE, I would be very grateful. Finally, did you test engines understanding of...
by matejst
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rebel 10
Replies: 11
Views: 3938

Re: Rebel 10

Dear Uly,

I played against Psion on a PC XT at 8 Mhz... Guess it's probably different on a modern PC.