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by Peter Berger
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Goodbye Talkchess
Replies: 245
Views: 75374

Re: Ji there Talkchess forum!

I don't understand this forum software well . I want to reply in this thread, but not to a special post, so sorry if I did it wrong. I want to remind you guys of a chess engine that was highly controversial in its days for a little while. Ruffian by Per-Ola Valfridsson. Has anyone ever *really* talk...
by Peter Berger
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: July moderator elections - new format
Replies: 204
Views: 27616

Re: July moderator elections - new format

You mean good, Sam Hull, but this won't work as intended. I served as a moderator for two periods, over at CTF. The first one was actually just what you intend now: Ed, Steve Ham and me - everyone thought the other one was *way* *cool* - our policies were so similar that it was clear that we were go...
by Peter Berger
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: toga and hash tables
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: toga and hash tables

I have done tests on this question in a now rather distant past. ;) At least with chessprograms from 2007/8 on a single core increasing hashtable size above 16MB didn't really improve the playing strength in a measurable way at all ( as far as I recall with the single exception of Junior). This was...
by Peter Berger
Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: toga and hash tables
Replies: 14
Views: 2598

Re: toga and hash tables

I have done tests on this question in a now rather distant past. ;) At least with chessprograms from 2007/8 on a single core increasing hashtable size above 16MB didn't really improve the playing strength in a measurable way at all ( as far as I recall with the single exception of Junior). This was ...
by Peter Berger
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC China 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 12707

Re: WCCC China 2008 (Round 3)

[quote="Gerd Isenberg Hi Peter, I don't see a big difference say to 2004 Ramat-Gan, except we all are four years older now. Why should it be the last one? As long they find sponsors who will pay 50K€ or something (which might not likely the case in the US or Canada). Levy has huge reputation and con...
by Peter Berger
Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC China 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 12707

Re: WCCC China 2008 (Round 3)

Fact is, the WCCC is dead. This one might even be the final one IMHO. I am very happy for some of the programmers I like present in China to have some very cool and sponsored holidays, fun competition included, but certainly no one can claim that the championship itself is of any relevance anymore. ...
by Peter Berger
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Effect of "Own Book" vs Generic book
Replies: 15
Views: 4649

Re: Effect of "Own Book" vs Generic book

I think that what you want to test is nearly untestable in practice. The commercially distributed "own books" are not tournament books like the ones you'd use in a tournament or match. They have to be much wider - as no one would want a program that only plays one or two specific openings, even if i...
by Peter Berger
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Zappa v Rybka Game 9 - a Caro-Kann
Replies: 31
Views: 11250

Re: Zappa v Rybka Game 9 - a Caro-Kann

22. f4 looks like a horrible positional mistake, doesn't it?

Reminds me of a game Nimzowitch-Capablanca ( Peter in Alzheimer mode).
by Peter Berger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 9197

Re: Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship 2007

I was talking about the 2005 tournament. This was no championship.
by Peter Berger
Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship 2007
Replies: 18
Views: 9197

Re: Livingston Chess960 Computer World Championship 2007

This tournament was clearly not announced to be a world championship tournament, but more like a side event, similar to the programmers' blitz event.