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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: 4231

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: 1067

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: 4325

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: 6162

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...
by Norm Pollock
Fri May 25, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 6162

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

Hi Pascal, 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 ...
by Norm Pollock
Mon May 21, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Elostat
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Re: Elostat

Also adjust the engine names. For example: "Shredder 10.0 64-bit" and "Shredder 10.0 x64" are considered by elostat to be 2 completely different engines. On a side note, let me mention that as a user of both CCRL and CEGT, I have noticed that the 2 services often use different names for the same eng...
by Norm Pollock
Thu May 10, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 6162

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

Can you precise what's going wrong ? It is the elo values with the asterisk "*" that cannot be exported to a pgn file. These elo values seem to be built-in. I took a pgn file, removed its elo values, converted to scid format, and found that some of the games had elo values with asterisks. Then when...
by Norm Pollock
Wed May 09, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.14 released
Replies: 12
Views: 6162

Re: Scid 3.6.14 released

Thanks Pascal.

Would it be possible to extend the ELO insertion process so that after an ELO insertion, an ELO tag is produced in pgn output? Right now the inserted ELO value stays internal to SCID, and disappears when the games in the database are output as a pgn file.
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scid 3.6.13 released
Replies: 18
Views: 9192

Re: Scid 3.6.13 released

I made an option available that will make Scid more compliant to standards. I prefer to keep the old way around in case of any bad side effect. But I have a question : 1. e4 is the PGN standard, but after a variation, with black to move, what should be displayed : 2... e5 or 2. ... e5 ? 2. ... e5 T...
by Norm Pollock
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release of 40H (2007.04.26)
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

New release of 40H (2007.04.26)

There is a new release available for the "40H" collection of PGN utility tools. A new tool, "gameNum" has been added. It puts a game number comment before each game in a pgn file. Sample: {Game 501} For a brief description of all 20 programs, here is a short "overview" file: overview.txt To download...