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by Ozymandias
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is e4 significantly better than d4?
Replies: 62
Views: 6328

Re: Is e4 significantly better than d4?

It'd be ridiculous only against perfect play, because then 1.e4 and 1.d4 draw and they're objectively equal, but we don't have perfect play around. Some people disagree with me on this, and say draw death hit us years ago, but those people also claim they can draw a game against all possible moves,...
by Ozymandias
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

You could say that the players may ask the TD to call the game a draw by one of the specific rules if it is clear that this outcome is inevitable. There will be lots of games where it is obvious that a fifty move rule draw is inevitable, and having to play out fifty pointless moves is a bit much to...
by Ozymandias
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

I would prefer that the total score given for the game always be 1 point, for several reasons. So I would say that for repetitions without check the side repeating the position for the third time gets less than half point, the other gets more, same as for fifty move rule. That's more neat, although...
by Ozymandias
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Stalemate is too rare for that rule to do much, although of course it will change some basic endgames. Much more significant is addressing bare king (making king and minor vs king a win), and doing something about repetitions, at the very least those due to perpetual check should be either banned o...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Stalemate is too rare for that rule to do much, although of course it will change some basic endgames. Much more significant is addressing bare king (making king and minor vs king a win), and doing something about repetitions, at the very least those due to perpetual check should be either banned o...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

Does anyone run correspondence or freestyle events with rules designed to avoid or minimize draws, such as specified one-sided openings or startpositions, or modifications of the normal draw rules, or anything else? It seems that attempts to do something about draws should start with correspondence...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Re: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

See the following tournament. 27 games out of 28 are draws and only one unfinished game. If the last game is a draw we are going to have perfect draw result(I am not sure if it is the first tournaments in the ICCF with 100% draws in case of a draw or we had in the past some tournament with 100% dra...
by Ozymandias
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 2252

Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?

The draw rate keeps rising, and it's been years since anybody at the top even lost a game. When I started playing Freestyle,12 years ago, this was the picture: https://i.postimg.cc/pLFRNtR9/Screen-Shot-09-16-19-at-10-47-AM.png Nothing radically different, from what we can see in correspondence chess...
by Ozymandias
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 92
Views: 9957

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

noobpwnftw wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:37 am
I was also told that I get to decide many things but in fact my opinion doesn't matter
Sounds like you talked to some politician.
by Ozymandias
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Busted Dutch
Replies: 90
Views: 7655

Re: The Busted Dutch

I have very little interest in the Dutch, so I'll wait until you address something more relevant to current computer chess opening theory, lke this: what I am seeing is mostly white wins. I honestly can't wait, for you to have the time to share with us some details, about those games you mention. Th...