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by duncan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 65
Views: 1580

Re: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

So the question is: does CTF fulfil a useful purpose for the people that visit this site for computer Chess? The survey has shown with a very large majority that this is not the case. Many 1 votes from CCC members were motivated by reasons like "it doesn't bother me, because I know to avoid it". Th...
by duncan
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 65
Views: 1580

Re: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

Reqeust to Harvey:

As 2 members seem to dispute your counting, in the interests of transparency would you be able to publish the names?
by duncan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question to Shut Ctf Down posters
Replies: 65
Views: 1580

Question to Shut Ctf Down posters

37 posters want Ctf shut down. I would be interested to here from anyone who voted to shut it down, if their position was a decision in principle, or a decision to shut down Ctf as it is now. Ie if Ctf operated in a satisfactory manner with a new set of activist moderators, you would consider keepin...
by duncan
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 3426

Re: Unfair Poll

Not all ethnic cleansing is bad. If two groups cannot stand each other, it is best to separate them. It is the injustice that usually accompanies it that gives it a bad name. Often it is just an euphemism for genocide, and in other cases for robbing one group of all its possessions, and turning the...
by duncan
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 5550

Re: CTF Survey

1. CTF should continue as it is now.

In addition there was a reason why CTF was founded. The reason has not gone away.
by duncan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future of computer chess: 2 top engines?
Replies: 34
Views: 2681

Re: Future of computer chess: 2 top engines?

Jouni wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:40 am
I fear, that soon we have only 2 top engines. Stockfish + derivates and Lc0 + derivates. I hope to be wrong :) .
As long as those 2 engines give us 200 elo a year, I am not going to complain. :)
by duncan
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)

I am weak at chess, I am interested in an engine with which will sacrifice a bit just to just charge down and get mate as quick as possible. Is there any engine which comes close to doing that ? You can use a medium strong engine like OliThink and start with an advantage, let's say the engine is on...
by duncan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: BBC GUI release - PLAY IT ONLINE!
Replies: 22
Views: 2155

Re: BBC GUI release - PLAY IT ONLINE!

I am a patzer at chess as you can see from this game and did a couple of takebacks [White "duncan"] [Black "BBC 1.2"] 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 c6 3. dxc6 Nxc6 4. Nc3 e5 5. Nf3 Bf5 6. Bb5 Bd6 7. Bxc6+ bxc6 8. d3 Nf6 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 Rb8 11. Rb1 O-O 12. O-O Rb4 13. Qd2 a6 14. Rfe1 Re8 15. Ne4 Bxe4 16. dxe4 R...
by duncan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors
Replies: 34
Views: 3592

Re: New AMD Zen 3 and Ryzen processors

Your CPU has 2 chiplets with 2 cores each with an 18 MB cache and costs about $100. The 3970x has 32 cores as 4 chiples with 8 cores which is only 8 times as many but it has a 128 MB cache (144 MB if you consider L2 and L3) and costs about $2000. So it is more than the core count, but also the harw...
by duncan
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)
Replies: 56
Views: 4156

Re: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)

I am weak at chess, I am interested in an engine with which will sacrifice a bit just to just charge down and get mate as quick as possible.

Is there any engine which comes close to doing that ?