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by Guenther
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase Violation
Replies: 17
Views: 3422

Re: Chessbase Violation

The video feed is very likely protected by law, but the simple relaying of moves as they are played in a public forum is most certainly not prohibited by any statute. It is quite possible that claiming an illegality where there isn't one may itself be illegal. If I read the message from the origina...
by Guenther
Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: About TC tolerance in ChessGUI
Replies: 25
Views: 2125

Re: About TC tolerance in ChessGUI

ChessGUI awards a loss on time even if an engine lacks only 1 millisec to finish a session. Use only ChessGUI 0.133 to eventually see what I mean. I hear that Arena is not so strict. I don't know how strict Winboard or other GUIs are. I think the ChessGUI approach is fine. Or should a GUI tolerate ...
by Guenther
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: <HT> in Crafty thinking output?
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: <HT> in Crafty thinking output?

cyberfish wrote:What does "<HT>" in Crafty thinking output mean?

I have Googled and Ctrl-F'ed Crafty documentation but couldn't find any reference to it.
It means the line is extracted from the hashtables.

Guenther
by Guenther
Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Re pondering
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Re pondering

Why do you say that? I always do my piece-value measurements at 40/1, to get enough statistics in the available time, but I still like to get the best possible chess that the available time allows If I could do with a lower quality, I would shorten the TC, to get more games, rather than switch pond...
by Guenther
Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Re pondering
Replies: 17
Views: 1494

Re: Re pondering

I am the original poster of this topic and am sorry i have started a feud! I only wanted to know how to obtain the best quality chess possible. ponder on or off simple. I guess the question is not related to 1 minute bullet chess, because in this case it would be absurd to care about 'best quality ...
by Guenther
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: pondering
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: pondering

Hello But 99.x% of all engine users uses this 0%! So your statements pertain only to commercial engines, and have no general relevance. That is all I wanted to point out. When was the last tournament where a programmer took part which was held in "ponder off"? WC, ICC tourneys, Leiden, Paderborn .....
by Guenther
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opening book fairness in testing
Replies: 7
Views: 964

Re: Opening book fairness in testing

In order to achieve fairness in engine testing, I believe that a GUI would have to duplicate the exact same opening book position when colors are reversed. Otherwise it can happen that A, playing white, gets a superior opening position from the the book, against B who is playing black. When the col...
by Guenther
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Starting Mammoth Engine Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 1604

Re: Starting Mammoth Engine Tournament 400 games update.

Another extra tip ;-)
You should check your games for time losses, because it is very unlikely
that all your selected participants can correctly play 1min bullet games.

Guenther
by Guenther
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess960 on my variant ICS!
Replies: 53
Views: 4248

Re: Chess960 on my variant ICS!

I suppose it must be a problem with the Baron, as Glaurung and DanaSah play FRC with me without any problem. ? Glaurung really plays without problem, but Danasah plays shuffle chess, not FRC: it does not accept FRC castling. Also, Danasah does not understand "/depth=n" argument. Glaurung does. Harm...
by Guenther
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Man vs chess engines,the endless issue....
Replies: 53
Views: 8304

Re: Man vs chess engines,the endless issue....

At the moment, matching a strong hardwared Rybka 3 against the strongest GM in the world is like doing 10 race runs of 100 meters by the fastest human against a F1 car ... yes the F1 car might crash or have technical difficulties in a race or two ... but in 10 races ... the human will have no chanc...