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by Ozymandias
Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Power Chess Project...a new direction
Replies: 7
Views: 1376

Re: The Power Chess Project...a new direction

It will take a long time to get a decent amount of positions analysed, but if you keep critical it can be a useful tool.
Besides, it holds a couple of undeniable advantages over Let's Check:
- It wont be plagued with Fritz 13 and Fritz 12 analysis.
- Much better bang for your dollar.
by Ozymandias
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Logicial "open letter" consequence: SWCR ended!
Replies: 87
Views: 13664

Re: Logicial "open letter" consequence: SWCR ended

To be honest, I like SWCR as it is. The only thing I would change is stop testing weaker engines and increasing the number of games against each of the remaining ones to compensate. Seeing, for example, Robbolito beating the crap out of Daydreamer just isn't my thing. I'm actually talking about just...
by Ozymandias
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Logicial "open letter" consequence: SWCR ended!
Replies: 87
Views: 13664

Re: Logicial "open letter" consequence: SWCR ended

Thanks, this reply slipped under my radar. I will wait for that update.
by Ozymandias
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating in Let's Check
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Cheating in Let's Check

Of course I don't, I'm not at all convinced with it's current implementation. The concept, though, is interesting. And not having it doesn't mean you can't take a peak at how it works trough the videos at chessbase; where you can actually see that my description DOES apply, BTW.
by Ozymandias
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating in Let's Check
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Cheating in Let's Check

Engine evaluations are always tied to the best move in the position, with only three evaluations you get a maximum of three candidate moves.
by Ozymandias
Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating in Let's Check
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Cheating in Let's Check

Why aren't books also trimmed down to three candidate moves per position, then?
by Ozymandias
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

Re: Spark 2.0 Leiden 2011 ?

Keep up the good work, Allard. Spark is one of the best tactical engines out there, and the best one for mate solving. I hope you kept it that way.
by Ozymandias
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating in Let's Check
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Cheating in Let's Check

Or leave the 20 deepest analysis, instead of just 3, and leave people to decide which one do they trust more.
by Ozymandias
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating in Let's Check
Replies: 17
Views: 2943

Re: Cheating in Let's Check

"If you are using fewer cores, the speed index will be different, and it is rechecked for every engine you start." All that is good to stablish a bare minimum, but you still replace valid scores by those which meet this criteria and are still "invalid". I'm thinking about fast but weak engines provi...
by Ozymandias
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Two years without Shredder
Replies: 22
Views: 5834

Re: Two years without Shredder

Larry, you were already part of the team which made Rybka what it is today, and seeing what Komodo is accomplishing I really wonder if you weren't the decisive factor; you can't count yourself among those programmers who have seen others take number one and were left in the dust.