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by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Vasik Rajlich wrote: What you can't do is export Aquarium format back to .ctg.

Vas
But can you export Aquarium format to something else?
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

In my view we need to avoid the temptation to try to overhaul everything in one step. Fairly decent, time-tested tournament rules already exist. The one obvious, huge, clear improvement is to move everything to the internet. This will make the tournament more accessible to participants and viewers....
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

There is no benefit to the chess world in having me or anyone else roll his own EGTB implementation. Vas That's like saying Nalimov can't be improved upon. Think 6-men bitbases, for example. Once you reach a certain size, a 10-fold size reduction begins to not be so interesting. 10% of infinity is ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Clustering etc. thread
Replies: 159
Views: 23604

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Can we stay in the real world? Splitting at the root can not produce a 2.5x speedup, when the best move at the root takes _way_ over 50% of the total search time. There is theory. There is practice. And there is nonsense. For the event I am talking about, this claim is "nonsense". You might get the...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Next thing we know we need to have a hardware limit because the commercial teams can afford more.! Now that Sjeng is commercial I am sure you are aware of the 'fortune' that is earned from selling an engine. We also have to pay more to enter WCCC as I am sure you know as you now have to pay the hig...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Now, where is the problem with that? We don't use the same book. The ChessPartner book moving code will surely pick different moves for engineB than for Telepath. ChessPartner's code for making a book move is a slave to the content of the books (the pgn data and the human encoded priorities). What ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

In practice, we're going to need to allow opening book and EGTB code. :) Most engine authors have been operating on the assumption that this is allowed and only a tournament with incredible rewards could entice them to write their own book code. Wouldn't being able to win the World Championship be ...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Allowing shared book code is actually the democratic choice, anyone can use it. I don't necessarily see that as a good thing. Allowing reusing Fruit code is the democratic choice, anyone can use it. If book code were treated like engine code, then our team would get permission from Convekta or Ches...
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

Vasik Rajlich wrote:There is no benefit to the chess world in having me or anyone else roll his own EGTB implementation.

Vas
That's like saying Nalimov can't be improved upon. Think 6-men bitbases, for example.
by Gian-Carlo Pascutto
Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?
Replies: 220
Views: 32262

Re: An idea for a new WCCC format - what do you think?

In practice, we're going to need to allow opening book and EGTB code. :) Most engine authors have been operating on the assumption that this is allowed and only a tournament with incredible rewards could entice them to write their own book code. Wouldn't being able to win the World Championship be ...