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by F. Bluemers
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Any news of a Komodo update in sight?
Replies: 66
Views: 16882

Re: Any news of a Komodo update in sight?

Are you serious ? Really who cares anymore whether Komodo or any other Engine gets updated anymore unless they incorporate MCTC algorithm into it, instead of the now obsolete Alpha-Beta Search. Is your real name Rolf Tueschen? afaik he did not (re-)start another kasparov-deep thought discussion,so ...
by F. Bluemers
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Endgame Test Position g6!
Replies: 12
Views: 2779

Re: Endgame Test Position g6!

No problem at all for Dirty, 1 Thread: 11 +2.57 25877 0:00.02 g6 hxg6 h6 Kf7 Bc3 Kg8 Kg5 Kh7 Bd4 Bc6 f4 11 +2.57 19853 0:00.01 g6 hxg6 h6 Kf7 Bc3 Kg8 Kg5 Kh7 Bd4 Bc6 f4 10 +2.51 16839 0:00.01 g6 hxg6 h6 Kf7 Bc3 Kg8 Kg5 Kh7 Bd4 Kg8 10 +2.51 13207 0:00.01 g6 hxg6 h6 Kf7 Bc3 Kg8 Kg5 Kh7 Bd4 Kg8 9 +2.71...
by F. Bluemers
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: assert
Replies: 17
Views: 4294

Re: assert

Hi, I'm looking to improve my program. For that I'm adding asserts all over the place to check input variables, outgoing values, and so on. I've also added an assert that if we're in a null move, then beta == alpha + 1. My question now is: what other things are there to check for? regards The last ...
by F. Bluemers
Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: LMR and killer
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: LMR and killer

Is this standard?
I have tested making an exception for killers a couple of times but it was always worse in Dirty.I guess if the first N good captures fail the killers just won't help, except when there are no good captures but then the killers would be on the top of the movelist and not be reduced.
by F. Bluemers
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Looking for dense magics
Replies: 3
Views: 2612

Re: Looking for dense magics

Lately I have been looking for these keys too,especially the rook squares 48..63. I've found them except 2,just or-ing masks with the key to test e.g. //hints for some squares: //return (ranval()&0xffffffffffffff00ULL)|0x0000ff00FF000000ULL; 48,49,50,51,52,53 //return (ranval()&0...
by F. Bluemers
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: canned attacks on the a and h files against a castled positi
Replies: 2
Views: 841

Re: canned attacks on the a and h files against a castled po

After numerous losses by myself and others (actually 100%) since some recent changes, I tried something at 1-second-per-move by the program and defeated it with the canonical canned attack on the h file against the castled program. As it was only looking about 8-9 ply deep in these 1-second searche...
by F. Bluemers
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "New" chess engine: Sabrina
Replies: 16
Views: 4759

Re: "New" chess engine: Sabrina

I guess if one is so sensitive to an engine name one cannot enjoy movies like "Prince of Darkness" or "La maschera del demonio".
"Chirstine" would have been a nice name too.
Best
by F. Bluemers
Sat May 13, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TLCV and mobile network
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: TLCV and mobile network

If I want to follow some games and try to connect to a site with TLCV, e.g. GrahamCCRL.dyndns.org port <whatever>, while using a mobile network I get this message: Connection failed. No response from server. The same at home works without any problems. Does anyone else have the same problem? Why wo...
by F. Bluemers
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 4 old zugzwangs where modern engines still have troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 2967

Re: 4 old zugzwangs where modern engines still have troubles

Well,maybe not. Dirty beta,single core on fx8350 (3.7 Ghz) [d]6k1/3p4/P2P4/8/5Kp1/1p4Q1/p5p1/b7 w - - bm Qxg2 19 +7.37 17.0M 0:10.35 Qxg2 Be5+ Kf5 a1=Q a7 Bxd6 a8=Q+ Qxa8 Qxa8+ Kf7 Kxg4 Ke7 Qe4+ Kd8 Qb1 Kc7 Qxb3 Bc5 Qd5 d6 Qe4 Kb6 Kf4 18 +7.40 14.2M 0:08.73 Qxg2 Be5+ Kf5 a1=Q a7 Bxd6 a8=Q+ Qxa8 Qxa8...