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by duncan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 15094

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

mclane wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm
todays cars have computers and can easily be manipulated.
old cars had no computer and are running no matter what you do.
Old cars had no computer controlled air bags, so more likely to kill you. Better a new-fashioned life than an old-fashioned death.
by duncan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 15094

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

mclane wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:48 pm

what is the sense of million of million of NPS when these positions are completely irrelevant ?
they are wasted energy.
Branching factor has gone down a lot the past 20 years which means less wasted nodes. That is software development for you.
by duncan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: translating chess material and author's right
Replies: 4
Views: 936

Re: translating chess material and author's right

I teach chess in israel based on the step methods and I thought to translate some chess material that I bought from english to hebrew https://www.chess-steps.com/books.php The chess material include a lot of diagrams that I do not need to translate. Of course basically I have the right to translate...
by duncan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7-piece Syzygys
Replies: 3
Views: 745

Re: 7-piece Syzygys

Paloma wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:46 am
yes I think so too
Do you think 8 piece would be any different, as they are more evenly matched. ?
by duncan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: My longest game (LC0)
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: My longest game (LC0)

[Event "40 Züge in 40 min"] [Site "LCZero, DESKTOP-K5TPRSK"] [Date "2018.12.13"] [Round "1.1"] [White "LC0 0.19.1 1CPU"] [Black "Deep Shredder 12 x64 1CPU"] [ECO "A75"] [Result "1-0"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Bg4 11. Bf4 Bxf3...
by duncan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: My longest game (LC0)
Replies: 9
Views: 1848

Re: My longest game (LC0)

[Event "40 Züge in 40 min"] [Site "LCZero, DESKTOP-K5TPRSK"] [Date "2018.12.13"] [Round "1.1"] [White "LC0 0.19.1 1CPU"] [Black "Deep Shredder 12 x64 1CPU"] [ECO "A75"] [Result "1-0"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nc3 exd5 5. cxd5 d6 6. Nf3 g6 7. e4 Bg7 8. Be2 O-O 9. O-O a6 10. a4 Bg4 11. Bf4 Bxf3...
by duncan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 73
Views: 16961

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

Going back to the 4 man EGTB, it probably gain 5 or 6 Elo compared to none, going from 4 to 5 Man EGTB , perhaps gain 2 or 3 Elo, going from 5 man to 6 man EGTB maybe gain another 1-2 Elo and like wise with going from 6 to 7 man EGTB, another 1-2 Elo. And alway less at longer TC. As today's softwar...
by duncan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 73
Views: 16961

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

Going back to the 4 man EGTB, it probably gain 5 or 6 Elo compared to none, going from 4 to 5 Man EGTB , perhaps gain 2 or 3 Elo, going from 5 man to 6 man EGTB maybe gain another 1-2 Elo and like wise with going from 6 to 7 man EGTB, another 1-2 Elo. And alway less at longer TC. As today's softwar...
by duncan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 73
Views: 16961

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

Went though many of the decisive games - so far only found that had an impact on play, but it did not impact final result. 7q/2R4P/6k1/p7/Pp6/1K6/8/8 b - - 0 1 With 7 man syzygy, it plays Qxh7 immediately, with 6 man syzygy, it will play Qxh7 at depth 37 in about 11 seconds. With no egtb, it will b...
by duncan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.3 is out
Replies: 76
Views: 14550

Re: Komodo 12.3 is out

It would be unrealistic to predict 20 elo per month gain once we catch normal Komodo, but the main point is that there is no obvious limit or sense that we are anywhere near any kind of peak. There was also no obvious limit for alpha zero, bit it started to struggle not soon after it just surpassed...