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by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com
Replies: 50
Views: 1435

Re: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com

It's scheduled to start in a bit under 1 1/2 hours. I'm planning to raise Contempt to 200 for the knight odds games but only 100 for the other two handicaps, where material plays a lesser role in the handicap.
by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com
Replies: 50
Views: 1435

Re: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com

Maybe Chess.com should update their setup mechanism. The way i see it, if FRC is to be combined with material odds onwards. Making it as confusing as possible with randomization should in theory be better for the engine side which in return should allow for slightly higher odds allocated to the hum...
by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com
Replies: 50
Views: 1435

Re: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com

Maybe Komodo team might give chess960 + material odds a try. The disharmony of the pieces offered in chess960 might offset some material deficit. Most top engines play chess960 equally good as standard setup. Didn't you read the previous post? Two of the games will be precisely what you ask, chess9...
by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Interesting Chess Math/Simulation Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Interesting Chess Math/Simulation Problem

In the movie "Queen of Katwe", there was a kid that insisted that her queen can not be captured and wouldn't let the other kids capture it. Of course, this gives a great advantage. But, how much of an advantage? Is it the same as a queen odds handicap or more or less? You start with both having que...
by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Armageddon Openings released
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Armageddon Openings released

Well, we can be pretty sure that if the initial position used is not objectively winning, but close to it, then it should work much better in the future for Armageddon than normal chess with time adjustment, since the value of time adjustment fades as the play approaches perfection. Perhaps some de...
by lkaufman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com
Replies: 50
Views: 1435

Re: planned weekly komodo vs human series on chess.com

Maybe Komodo team might give chess960 + material odds a try. The disharmony of the pieces offered in chess960 might offset some material deficit. Most top engines play chess960 equally good as standard setup. Didn't you read the previous post? Two of the games will be precisely what you ask, chess9...
by lkaufman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.1 released
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Komodo 13.1 released

Aside from the strength gains, we have added two new skill levels at the bottom and two new skill levels at the top, so old level 0 is now level 3 and old level 19 is now level 22, with 23 and 24 being even stronger, and 25 being unlimited. I have Komodo 13 on android, version 13.02 but it has leve...
by lkaufman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.1 released
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Komodo 13.1 released

Aside from the strength gains, we have added two new skill levels at the bottom and two new skill levels at the top, so old level 0 is now level 3 and old level 19 is now level 22, with 23 and 24 being even stronger, and 25 being unlimited. I have Komodo 13 on android, version 13.02 but it has leve...
by lkaufman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Armageddon Openings released
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Armageddon Openings released

The increase in the elo-spread for PawnPlus with long time is indeed impressive, although the actual number is still lower than the SALC number. If we make the speculative assumption that the trend will continue with even more time, then yes, PawnPlus will show better resolution with more time. But...
by lkaufman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.1 released
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Komodo 13.1 suggested parameters for analysis

Hi LK: I just installed latest Komodo. I did not understand this " we have added two new skill levels at the bottom and two new skill levels at the top, so old level 0 is now level 3 and old level 19 is now level 22, with 23 and 24 being even stronger, and 25 being unlimited". It is unclear to whic...