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by Peter Berger
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty chess engine
Replies: 23
Views: 3497

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: 3497

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: 3598

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: 3598

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: 3598

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...
by Peter Berger
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty 25.0 Release
Replies: 135
Views: 29124

Re: Crafty 25.0 Release (Fine 70 problem?)

But your output points to another possibility. Could you try it with a crafty.rc file, but without TBs? I do not have any TBs that Crafty supports. jm The result is the same, only the output is funny: always the same time for a lot of depths: Well, all I can say at this point is "thank God it's not...
by Peter Berger
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opening ideas for TCEC 9
Replies: 28
Views: 3373

Re: Opening ideas for TCEC 9

There have been discussions about how to make TCEC 9's superfinal more interesting than TCEC8's, and an opening exit eval of about .80 has been suggested by Kai Laskos as ideal. I don't think this is sufficient given that we want sth like an equal number of wins and draws. Or to put it a little mor...
by Peter Berger
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congratulations to Komodo team for winning TCEC
Replies: 15
Views: 3924

Re: Congratulations to Komodo team for winning TCEC

Only few games remaining but even if Komodo loses all remaining games it will still win TCEC. Congrats to all that worked on Komodo and a really impressive showing. Komodo has shown superiority in evaluation accuracy, and to a chess player that is one of the most useful tools for analysis ... espec...
by Peter Berger
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo strikes first at the TCEC Superfinal
Replies: 178
Views: 39767

Re: Komodo strikes first at the TCEC Superfinal

It seems there is mostly one evalutation feature where both engines tend to disagree significantly: knight outposts.

Komodo loves them and evaluates them higher than Stockfish does. And this has worked very well so far.
by Peter Berger
Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: YAT - Yet another tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 4048

Re: YAT - Yet another tournament

I suggest including two engines/entities; 1.) Stockfish 0x112015 running with no book. This is interesting in two ways: a.) Potentially one of the competitors could try and cook a win against it. This is very difficult but doeable in principle, and it might be fun to look at the game. b.) It also se...