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by Peter Berger
Wed May 25, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To MODERATORS: Please STOP moving genuine tournaments!
Replies: 169
Views: 27454

Re: To MODERATORS: Please CONTINUE moving tournaments!

I think all this is easy enough to understand and judge if you think about how people who are interested in computerchess *actually* *use* this board. The "Programmer's forum" - easy enough to understand. This is about chess programming, coding and the like. If you have nothing substantial to add th...
by Peter Berger
Thu May 05, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Something unnacceptable in TCEC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4814

Re: Something unnacceptable in TCEC?

Tablebase positions are automatically adjudicated, no matter if engines can seal the win/draw or not. Because CLI-Cutechess support only Gaviota, 6-men adjudication is not available. If I could vote, I will vote for TB7-Lomo adjudication to be implemented in CLI-Cutechess-TCEC. Why? This makes no s...
by Peter Berger
Thu May 05, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Something unnacceptable in TCEC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4814

Re: Something unnacceptable in TCEC?

Game 17, Komodo-Laser I was watching every secoind of it at the end, and the engines did NOT agree it was a win for White (Komodo). Someone in the the comments section in chessbomb said it was a tablebase win in 53 more moves. And indeed, Komodo seemed to give that TB verdict by evaluating it as ab...
by Peter Berger
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty chess engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Crafty chess engine

Please be a little careful not to waste your and my time. As far as I can see this is a link to a Jim(?) Ablett binary for a crafty WinBoard binary on a given Windows platform . If there is more to it, please be so kind and explain :) I'm sorry I do not understand something. Please write whether it...
by Peter Berger
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty chess engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Crafty chess engine

No, it hasn't. You are probably using some adapter like Polyglot here which may give you this impression as Crafty works nicely no matter what.. OK - I offer to explain the Crafty options for like a week and will try to explain what various options mean. Please enter the site http://crafty0981.moon...
by Peter Berger
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty chess engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Crafty chess engine

The latest version of Crafty 25.0.1 has already UCI. You do not need to use the file crafty.rc. No, it hasn't. You are probably using some adapter like Polyglot here which may give you this impression as Crafty works nicely no matter what.. OK - I offer to explain the Crafty options for like a week...
by Peter Berger
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty chess engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3690

Re: Crafty chess engine

Here is my rc file set to use 1 core ponder off. egtb #adaptive 750K 24M 192M 24M 48M tbpath=C:\Tablebases cache=32M ponder off # mode=tournament # (for use use with ponder on) swindle on # (Allows Crafty to try to win drawn games (according to Endgame Tables)) learn 0 # (default) book random 1 # (...
by Peter Berger
Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people
Replies: 24
Views: 3870

Re: Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people

In this particular case, the option you were looking for was in the Common Engine Settings dialog, next to Hash Size, EGTB cache and book settings. This seems the logical place for settings that apply to all engines, so the important question is why you could not find it while "looking around for a ...
by Peter Berger
Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people
Replies: 24
Views: 3870

Re: Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people

The stand-alone versions of micro-Max have their own minimalist ascii interface. Of course I am also very curious as to what sort of behavior annoys you in WinBoard. Thanks; I will give your micro-Max a try. For WinBoard, I tried it again tonight. I installed a recent version and decided to install...
by Peter Berger
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people
Replies: 24
Views: 3870

Engines with interfaces for slightly nerdish people

Hi folks, as a user like most people I greatly appreciate the features and useability of the ChessBase GUI, but I have a (very) soft spot in my heart for engines that come with their own user interface. When it is about GUIs I definitely lack patience though. E.g. WinBoard (for me) has become barely...