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by mclane
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

I said I have it on an old android 10” pad and there it makes 10 NPS and plays marvellous. That’s not I put it on 256 or 16384 cores and it plays strong. Is there an app on iPad ? I doubt because ipad is a closed system. These LC0 NN are very nice indeed. But most idiots only let it run on expensive...
by mclane
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

This is all nice but reminds me on STAR trek 5: why does god need a space ship ?!

Why does chess need this enormous hardware?
When I said programmers have no new ideas I did not thought about using more cores.
by mclane
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

Maybe it is time to leave computerchess. The last innovative development came from Fabien letouzey, an outsider. The next new development from Google via the neural net approach. From insiders there was nothing. Despite clones of known sources. Programmers are not interested anymore in chess. They a...
by mclane
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

Maybe you could both come back to computerchess without references into the esoterical world.
by mclane
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

The problems are not the chess positions where you can find something,
The majority of chess positions has nothing to find within a range of x plies.
And if you try to find a move or plan via tree, you play lousy.
by mclane
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

... So, here is a list of uses of chess engines that I can think of: ... I summarize all of this as : "find the best move in every possible (but legal) chess position". The best move in a position is not nessesary the best move in a game of chess. If you have a plan to mate the opponent king, you m...
by mclane
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is the purpose of chess engines?
Replies: 88
Views: 5207

Re: What is the purpose of chess engines?

CHESS is about checkmate the opponent king. Most chess engines, if they can’t see the mate, try to capture material. And if there is no material advantage to get, they make a move that is not giving away the game. Then the programmer call this chess. But this is not chess. CHESS is not a test suite ...
by mclane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 29590

Re: Fritz 17

There are zillions of weight files for LC0 in the internet for free, there are even zillions of free chess engines, You could begin today to install them and would still installing them in 20 years from now because there are so many “different” chess engines. I have no idea if we need them or why. B...
by mclane
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 29590

Re: Fritz 17

Why would anyone buy fritz17 for LC0 when the engine is for free elsewhere ?
by mclane
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 17
Replies: 264
Views: 29590

Re: Fritz 17

It is free with lots of bugs.