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by Peter Berger
Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Knight odds match
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

Re: Knight odds match

[quote="lkaufman" I have pointed out before that for some reason Komodo is able to give surprisingly large handicaps to very strong unrelated engines, but it has trouble giving handicaps to weaker versions of itself or to itself with much less time. My theory is that when two engines have widely dif...
by Peter Berger
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Knight odds match
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

Re: Knight odds match

These odd matches are interesting and incredibly hard to judge IMHO. The rating you give for the opponent is pretty close to what I could personally do in my best years, and I am sure that the best I could ever have got is a lucky draw given reasonable settings for the engine. The FM player shouldn'...
by Peter Berger
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 7408

Re: Komodo blunder

Got the first 24.1 game in progress. By move 8, crafty as black, has the eval at 0.0 already, stockfish has traded one queen for one knight and one black pawn. Not looking good for white at all. Maybe you can post one of your games with the search depth and scores? Might get some hint as to what is...
by Peter Berger
Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 7408

Re: Komodo blunder

This is pretty interesting. I played another game with changed colours and same settings in the meantime: [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2015.09.18"] [Round "?"] [White "Crafty 24.1"] [WhiteElo ""] [Black "unknown"] [BlackElo ""] [Result "0-1"] [FEN "1nnnknn1/3ppp2/2n2n2/8/8/8/3PPP2/1Q1QK1Q1 w - -"] ...
by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 7408

Re: Komodo blunder

bob wrote: What is "60/10"??? 60 = moves, but 10=minutes or seconds???
Time control was game in 1 hour aka 60 minutes with 10 seconds increment per move.

Peter
by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 7408

Re: Komodo blunder

BTW I don't know of any version of Crafty that will resign without playing a move. It won't resign until it has played at least 5 moves unless you manually alter the resign count value... Bob, really :) - you should be* well* aware of the fact that I *do* know about intended behaviour of Crafty and...
by Peter Berger
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 7408

Re: Komodo blunder

Well, new data is always welcome. QueeNy has an evaluation tuned to this position (by setting N=5 instead of the usual N=3, and drawing the King towards the center). It is a WB engine and can be downloaded from http://hgm.nubati.net/QN.exe . Last time I tried (which was several years ago) Crafty wa...
by Peter Berger
Sat Sep 12, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Four wild handicaps for FM level player.
Replies: 52
Views: 9499

Re: Four wild handicaps for FM level player.

A very interesting handicap would be a simultaneous chess match, in which a modified Komodo capable of run several games at once in a given time, could fight against a given number of players. I bet this would be of mass appeal for any chess club. I think this idea would be a great product promotio...
by Peter Berger
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship 2015
Replies: 138
Views: 29641

Re: World Computer Chess Championship 2015

Looks like an opening win for hiarcs ... But maybe hiarcs is no chess system tal. I can't believe this is only draw. A very embarassing game for the Komodo book author obviously. Yes, this line has indeed been *somehow* revived recently, but for no reason that might make it an attractive choice in ...
by Peter Berger
Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship 2015
Replies: 138
Views: 29641

Re: World Computer Chess Championship 2015

Is there any information on how come Junior doesn't compete this year?

Peter