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by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo blunder
Replies: 56
Views: 8145

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: 8145

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: 11118

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: 32509

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: 32509

Re: World Computer Chess Championship 2015

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

Peter
by Peter Berger
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ponder=On vs. Ponder=Off
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Ponder=On vs. Ponder=Off

It is actually not so negligible. Take a two core box. You run A vs B, no ponder, both using 2 cores. They don't interfere with each other, both get 200% of normal compute time per move. Pretty good win. Now run A vs B, both pondering, both using 1 core. When it is A's move, it burns 100% of a CPU,...
by Peter Berger
Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ponder=On vs. Ponder=Off
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Ponder=On vs. Ponder=Off

These days every ordinary computer or notebook has more than one CPU, mine has two e.g. I read on this board that given you have to decide between providing more CPUs to engines you pit against each other on a single computer for testing purposes with ponder off and less CPUs with ponder on you'd ra...
by Peter Berger
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Any News on another TCEC season ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5271

Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Which goes to show that people should better play it slow before giving some private event "official status".

ICGA events may leave a lot of things to be desired, but they place responsbility where it is due, namely to the competitors.
by Peter Berger
Sat May 02, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: I would like to learn compiling
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: I would like to learn compiling

Hi, I have questions from a total novice point of view : a) I red that the best .exe is the one compiled by youself for your own computer. Is it right ? . That's kind of like saying that the best chair is one that you make yourself specifically for your dimensions. For a skilled carpenter it would ...
by Peter Berger
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing Styles of Chess Engines
Replies: 15
Views: 3755

Re: Playing Styles of Chess Engines

When it is about chessengines the discussion has already turned out to be moot years ago. When you outsearch someone like mad you are usually supposed to be a great positional player. It is great fun to look back at the engines that were once supposed to do great strategically and compair to the imp...