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by Milos
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Probability to have repeated games

This is not the question you asked, but I have a 1980s Tandy/Radio Shack chess computer with a small opening book. Once out of the opening, at a given time control, it always plays the same move in the same position - and I tended to do that as well, so to my annoyance I used to find myself playing...
by Milos
Wed Dec 23, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Probability to have repeated games

Results: White Wins : 299 (29.9 %) Black Wins : 393 (39.3 %) Draws : 308 (30.8 %) Final Outcome: No game is repeated . Thanks for the result. It is kind of expected :). One more firm conclusion can be made. This position is more beneficial for black. ;) I usually test engines with 80 opening positi...
by Milos
Mon Dec 21, 2009 1:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Probability to have repeated games

The constraint will probably be a book made with a single game--so there is only one predefined position for the 1000 games. Now the question is up to how many moves before exiting the book. It would seem the higher the number of book moves the more likely there is a chance of getting repeat games-...
by Milos
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Test tournament: RobboLito 0.08e4
Replies: 17
Views: 1612

Re: Test tournament: RobboLito 0.08e4

R3 has a linear score against Robbolito with higher time controls or of course with bigger hardware. It is basically R3 with a large part of R3's evaluation still not in. This makes the engine executable very fast and thus it will perform very well against R3 at fast time controls but will lose tha...
by Milos
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Probability to have repeated games
Replies: 27
Views: 2387

Re: Probability to have repeated games

My impression is that 1 min/game time control contributes for getting repeated games, which would be much less probable for 1´+ 1" time control. Actually the shorter time control is, there is less chance to get a repeated game. Simply in every move OS scheduling makes few milliseconds of difference...
by Milos
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?
Replies: 53
Views: 15605

Re: Chessbase Promoting RobboLito?

Uri Blass wrote:Rybka is going to be the strongest thing in their engine room even if they allow robbo to play.
All your hopes and wishful thinking will go vain very soon. Just wait and watch... :mrgreen:
by Milos
Wed Dec 16, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Crafty 23.1 JE (Joshua Edition v1.11) changes
Replies: 27
Views: 5290

Re: Crafty 23.1 JE (Joshua Edition v1.11) changes

This is a bit offtopic.
Bob what happened to your homepage? It is down since yesterday.
by Milos
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4019

Re: Career and Interests

Do you _really_ believe non-tournament players are going to buy Rybka, excepting the small group of computer chess enthusiasts? I'd bet 10K copies is _high_, not low. The reason those other engines sell is price. Chessmaster has sold more copies of chess programs that everyone else combined, and mu...
by Milos
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4019

Re: Career and Interests

Has he sold say 10,000 copies? And makes perhaps 50 bucks a copy? Over 4 years now? $125,000 per year, roughly? Not exactly "remarkable". And that is likely a gross over-estimate of copies sold. It is not exactly in the chessmaster category for price and market. Exucuse me Bob, but you are simply w...
by Milos
Tue Dec 15, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Career and Interests
Replies: 38
Views: 4019

Re: Career and Interests

I believe that's for usual companies. Not a high profile ones. You are mixing apples and oranges. High profile companies hardly pay higher salaries. The difference with high profile companies is in stock options. However, the value of stock options is a very variable category that is heavily depend...