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by Norm Pollock
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (14th July 2007)
Replies: 14
Views: 5349

Re: CCRL update (14th July 2007)

Hi Graham, Is the list of "killed engines" something new? I didn't see it before, but that doesn't mean anything. Anyway, I think it is a good idea to prune games that cause statistical "noise", such as these. But isn't "kill" a bit harsh? http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/kill_list.html But...
by Norm Pollock
Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Longer comments by V. Rajlich
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Re: Longer comments by V. Rajlich

Vas said: I am 100% sure that nobody has gotten a hold of my source code - this stays on just one machine which is not connected to the internet. This has been the case since well before Rybka 1.0. No backup? Not even a CD put into a safe deposit vault box? Obviously he doesn't want to broadcast whe...
by Norm Pollock
Tue Jul 10, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The rumors about Strelka beeing a Rybka clone is still alive
Replies: 124
Views: 53890

Re: The rumors about Strelka beeing a Rybka clone is still a

K I Hyams wrote:
Michael Sherwin wrote: one of his testers got access to his computer.
I had already decided that this was the most likely possibility. One of the testers of the early versions is known to have a mischievous streak............
The butler did it! ;)
by Norm Pollock
Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Twisted Logic 20070706 : 2398
Replies: 16
Views: 5642

Re: Twisted Logic 20070706 : 2398

Hi Graham, I am not sure if I understand correctly the term that the engine "crashed". Please understand my somewhat naive questions. When the engine crashed, does it stop thinking, no outputs, and the OS pops-up an error window? Or it simply losses on time while thinking indefinitely on a position...
by Norm Pollock
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The rumors about Strelka beeing a Rybka clone is still alive
Replies: 124
Views: 53890

Re: The rumors about Strelka beeing a Rybka clone is still a

Imho, I think the chances of unassembling Rybka code is much, much less than the chances that one of Vas' computers got hacked.
by Norm Pollock
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strelka- Pretty Damn Good Evidence!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

Re: Strelka- Pretty Damn Good Evidence!!

I don't know why Vas is laughing about it. Perhaps that's just for public consumption. But if it is a clone (I'm neutral on this), then there would have had to have been a breach in security. Vas should be concerned about that possibility to avoid a replication. He probably is.
by Norm Pollock
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Opening ECO statistics on CCRL site
Replies: 12
Views: 3767

Re: New Opening ECO statistics on CCRL site

I think everyone should take ANY "ECO" statistics with skepticism. Nothing against CCRL and I admire their work, but "ECO" stats are inherently ambiguous. There are two major points of view: Take the literal moves as they occur and form the ECO value OR Wait to see how the game transforms and then t...
by Norm Pollock
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does ProDeo choose a loss over a draw?
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Does ProDeo choose a loss over a draw?

Hi Ed, Would you take a look at this game by ProDeo 1.5? It seems to me that PD, with less material, has an easy 50 move draw about to occur. But instead, on move 117, PD decides to avoid the 50 move draw and quickly loses. -Norm [Event "G-1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2007.06.11"] [Round "1.15"] [White "Pr...
by Norm Pollock
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Twisted Logic 20070602 released!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3621

Re: Twisted Logic 20070602 released!!!

Hi Edsel, Congratulations on all accounts. I noticed that there is a time management situation with TL. I'm using TL in a 2'+1" scenario so what I have to say might or might not apply to other scenarios. In this situation, TL uses a predetermined amount of time to analyze each move. The amount of ti...
by Norm Pollock
Fri May 25, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 5317

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

A few days ago I asked about elo scores that have an asterisk. I now have found out where the asterisks comes from. If a player has an elo tag in some games, but is missing an elo tag in others, SCID associates the elo score (which one?) to the games without an elo score and denotes them with aster...