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by Norm Pollock
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (28th July 2007)
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: CCRL update (28th July 2007)

[Event "CCRL 40/40"] [Site "CCRL"] [Date "2007.07.11"] [Round "?"] [White "Glaurung 2 epsilon/5 64-bit"] [Black "Glaurung 2 epsilon/5 64-bit"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A49"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "fianchetto without c4"] [PlyCount "75"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. c4 O-O 5. Bg2 ...
by Norm Pollock
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: PGN validator
Replies: 1
Views: 1226

Re: PGN validator

Try using pgn-extract and joined available on Jim Ablett's site:

http://homepages.tesco.net/henry.ablett/jims.html

If comments (legal and not) are a problem, first use trim (part of 40H).
by Norm Pollock
Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Three chess rules which i can't understand . so need help.
Replies: 26
Views: 8607

Re: Three chess rules which i can't understand . so need he

4. Since a King is allowed to castle with each of the rooks on its flanks, why shouldn't the King be allowed to castle with a King pawn promoted to a rook? (assuming it meets the usual requirements of not being in check, not passing through check, etc)
by Norm Pollock
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL update (14th July 2007)
Replies: 14
Views: 6033

Re: CCRL update (14th July 2007)

The list of killed engines was introduced about a month ago :) The total number of games killed is currently about 2,200 We try to ensure all engines on the list get at least 200 games. If a new engine version comes out quickly, and the old version only has a small number of games, then either we c...
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: 6033

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: 3878

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: 58200

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: 6652

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: 58200

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: 2611

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.