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by duncan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 7762

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Hoping to see some live broadcast with commentary (I know I sound like a broken record, but I expect that one day the platform where one of such matches will be broadcast will be announced.) Chess.com is only interested in providing live commentary for matches with "big names", which cost real mone...
by duncan
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 7762

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

For the first time ever, an engine (Komodo, probably the MCTS nn dev. version) will play a rapid (15' + 10") knight odds match on chess.com with an I.M., namely my son Raymond Kaufman, this Saturday Jan 4 at 4 pm Eastern time. Four games are planned, alternating g1/b1 knight odds. Look for games of...
by duncan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50573071 Despite his retirement, Lee Se-dol is due to play against another AI system in December. He will play against HanDol, a program developed by South Korea's NHN Entertainment Corp, which has already defeated the country's top five Go players. Lee will be...
by duncan
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50573071 Despite his retirement, Lee Se-dol is due to play against another AI system in December. He will play against HanDol, a program developed by South Korea's NHN Entertainment Corp, which has already defeated the country's top five Go players. Lee will be...
by duncan
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...
Replies: 13
Views: 2251

Re: Lee Se-dol retires in face of AI...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50573071 Despite his retirement, Lee Se-dol is due to play against another AI system in December. He will play against HanDol, a program developed by South Korea's NHN Entertainment Corp, which has already defeated the country's top five Go players. Lee will be ...
by duncan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Networks for lc0
Replies: 16
Views: 2924

Re: Networks for lc0

Nay Lin Tun wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:56 am
Btw, a guy in lichess has played 0.35 million games. He might be the first human in history who played > 1 million record. 🤔
.35 million is not > 1 million.
by duncan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: longest 6-man EGTB win
Replies: 40
Views: 5561

Re: longest 6-man EGTB win

<snip> syzygy lists these. [Event "KQPvKRR"] [Site ""] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "-"] [White "Syzygy"] [Black "Syzygy"] [Result "0-1"] [FEN "1r2k3/8/2P5/8/2Q5/5r2/4K3/8 b - - 0 1"] [Annotator "shakmaty-syzygy"] [WDL "Loss"] [DTZ "-100"] [WinningMoves ""] [DrawingMoves ""] [LosingMoves "Rf1, Rf2+, ...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 12269

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

It seems to me that Fischer Random is working out better than I expected; I thought it would solve only the preparation problem in chess, but it seems to be doing wonders for the draw rate as well, as has already been shown in computer chess in the CCRL testing. Do you have any thoughts on why Fisc...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 10376

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

I recall a time when a chess engine would think all night to achieve 17 plies. How would we have defined tactical and strategic then? I think the definition is a moving target. But I would put it this way: A strategic move is made using first principles without seeing a definite win of material or ...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 12269

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

It seems to me that Fischer Random is working out better than I expected; I thought it would solve only the preparation problem in chess, but it seems to be doing wonders for the draw rate as well, as has already been shown in computer chess in the CCRL testing. Do you have any thoughts on why Fisc...