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by bhlangonijr
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 38th Amateur Series Division 4
Replies: 15
Views: 2628

Re: Final Standings

And congratulations to RedQueen and Alfil authors. It was a good fight. Parabens Ben-Hur!!! Um abraco. Indeed! Ben-Hur - if you read this, please improve the time management in the next RedQueen. :wink: Hi Graham, I'm reading this. :) Unfortunately I haven't had much time to improve RedQueen but I ...
by bhlangonijr
Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who plays better "positional chess" Humans or Ches
Replies: 112
Views: 17491

Re: Who plays better "positional chess" Humans or

We don't use brute force any more even in chess, but in principle you could use brute force to solve any game. That doesn't mean it's the best way though. I know it sounds a bit harsh to call the modern search techniques "brute force" but in fact is what it is. IMO it's related to the complexity of...
by bhlangonijr
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who plays better "positional chess" Humans or Ches
Replies: 112
Views: 17491

Re: Who plays better "positional chess" Humans or

Long range planning is a different concept by my definition. I think we have sort of come to a consensus that positional play is an ill-defined concept that depends on what you want it to be. So when I talk about positional play I don't mean long range planning. Maybe you do but I don't. Humans are...
by bhlangonijr
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples
Replies: 105
Views: 16938

Re: "positional exchange sacrifice" examples

You have to know where your engine have to go to. If you lack chess understanding you are as a blind guide. Ask programmers that are strong chess players. This doesn't quite follow... A strong software engineer with poor chess knowledge will likely produce a stronger chess engine than that of a str...
by bhlangonijr
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Knight 'Danger' eval term
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Knight 'Danger' eval term

bob wrote: Yes, but it is the opposite of what you suggest. As material comes off the board, king safety becomes a less important issue. When all pieces are gone, what threats are left???
:)
would you mind to delete from the files what i've just said? lol
by bhlangonijr
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Knight 'Danger' eval term
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Knight 'Danger' eval term

Just a note. I don't think simple tropism works very well. That is, a single piece close to the king doesn't do a thing overall. Until it has friends. I've used a second-order function for years that works better than the simple tropism I used early in Crafty development. The idea is that the tropi...
by bhlangonijr
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Knight 'Danger' eval term
Replies: 7
Views: 1557

Re: Knight 'Danger' eval term

Has anyone thought of a knight Danger king safety term? I was reading the CPW's Knight Pattern article, and I came across the knight-fill section. My first thought when reading it was King Safety, or something of the sort. My idea (if no-one else has thought of it) is based on the knight fill patte...
by bhlangonijr
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship ?
Replies: 417
Views: 236186

Re: World Computer Chess Championship ?

Typical youthful (and thus forgivable) over self confidence underestimating the intellect of the person he is talking too as if that person has not thought through the issue himself. I really didn't mean that. I know you are a wise person that's why I am making fun of your position on that matter. ...
by bhlangonijr
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship ?
Replies: 417
Views: 236186

Re: World Computer Chess Championship ?

So apparently the true meaning of rule #2 is that there is an (undefined) limit on the number of ideas you are allowed to take from open-sources. It's not about copying any longer (it always was) but the volume you take of common (non-copyrightable) chess knowledge idea's found in every decent ches...
by bhlangonijr
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship ?
Replies: 417
Views: 236186

Re: World Computer Chess Championship ?

I don't think the ICGA is obligated to change the name of a tournament to thwart what other people do, that seems like a really silly idea. I agree that chessbase gets carried away with marketing, but doing away with the title is not a reasonable solution and since when is it ICGA's business to be ...