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by Ozymandias
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 52
Views: 10058

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

Give in to the dark side, and suck power like a titanic inductor, screaming through a magnetar's magnetic field. Sure, you will eat one potato a day, but you will have beautiful chess. Which is more important? :twisted: I played centaur chess for beauty, but I don't find much in draws, which is wha...
by Ozymandias
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0
Replies: 52
Views: 10058

Re: Next-Gen GPUs for LC0

I don't know, I look at those 300W+ GPUs and I wonder what the utilities bill would look like (we have among the most expensive electricity in the world). I bought 3 1650 SUPERs back in January, and even those I have at 70% power.
by Ozymandias
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!

it is more interesting to try to guess the moves of a stronger player than to guess the mistakes of a weaker (or equal) one, but if the player is too far above me (like a top engine) it is too difficult to understand/predict/explain the moves. If you try to do it on your own, I can see that. Kibitz...
by Ozymandias
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!

I've heard that argument before, but for me, there are much more efficient ways of learning, such as analyzing my games or having someone explain where I went wrong. In essence, I play for fun, if I want to learn, I study.
by Ozymandias
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Chess is blowing up in twitch (x10 times spectators in 6 months ) and become part of pro e-sport competitions!

Not surprised, but as far as I can see this is still human chess. I will never grasp the appeal at watching (or playing) a stronger human opponent. When I play, I want someone around my level. When I kibitz, I want there to be as close to no mistakes being made as possible (humanly or otherwise). Th...
by Ozymandias
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 33002

Re: Chess solved?

I have several smaller systems that pull a few hundred watts and I don't turn them off. But the 64 amd 128 core commercial systems take a nap starting in July and come back on line in October. The commercial systems are also very loud. You have to buy sound proof boxes for them to use them in a hou...
by Ozymandias
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 33002

Re: Chess solved?

I don't know how to tell them, "My house is a place where we turn electricity into chess." I am not sure they would understand, even if I explained it very carefully Alternatively, you could place your computers all over your house, so that they substitute regular heating. Electricity based heating...
by Ozymandias
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess solved?
Replies: 265
Views: 33002

Re: Chess solved?

I don't know how to tell them, "My house is a place where we turn electricity into chess." I am not sure they would understand, even if I explained it very carefully Alternatively, you could place your computers all over your house, so that they substitute regular heating. Electricity based heating...
by Ozymandias
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where can I download the latest AsmFish ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: Where can I download the latest AsmFish ?

Not all of it, but most. Lyudmil more or less kept up with SF development, but once he left too, it started to seriously get behind. It's a pity Justin couldn't even reach the SF11 landmark (it fell short for about 11 months!). no updates in 10 months ... and I don't blame them .. at most , with a 1...
by Ozymandias
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cutechess 1.20 released
Replies: 28
Views: 5796

Re: Cutechess 1.20 released

I still see no mention of 7-men adjudication, is that so?