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by lkaufman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Have you checked top human play of Crazyhouse games? Aren't they full of mistakes by both sides and who's winning changes constantly as they blunder? Even top engine play is like that after deeper scrutiny. If the strongest human player as white can't beat an engine at crazyhouse, then it's irrelev...
by lkaufman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

You forgot (I assume) to say draws count as 1/2 point per player, a rule which FIDE violates frequently when they rate games that give only 1/3 of the point to each player for a draw (so-called "football" scoring). They also violate your rules by rating events that forbid draw offers before move 30,...
by lkaufman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

I personally don't grant FIDE or anyone else the right to define words such as chess. This is the crux of the issue. If you aren't willing to grant the right to define words such as chess to anyone, then you're free to have a horse and define it as chess for yourself, and then to you your horse is ...
by lkaufman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Announcing under what conditions chess would be played is still chess. Announcing a chess tournament and then having to tell the players about the difference from normal chess would make it different from normal chess. It would only be chess if everyone agrees it's chess. If chess is white and non-...
by lkaufman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: question about weak level of engines
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: question about weak level of engines

I prefer the weak levels to have the following properties: 1)They are not deterministic so humans cannot learn a fixed way to beat them. 2)Their playing strength is fixed and not dependent on hardware or time control. Are there engines with weak levels that have these properties when the levels are...
by lkaufman
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

About thirty years ago a tournament of top GMs was held in honor of GM Polugaevsky in which all players agreed to open with the Sicilian defense (I think they even specified "open Sicilian") every game. Was this a chess tournament? Let me twist it around: Suppose you run a normal chess tournament, ...
by lkaufman
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

I still remember the very first involvement with chess I had in my life. I didn't even have a chess board, it was just a book for kids, with cartoons, that showed the rules of the game. The very first thing it did was telling about the shapes and names of the pieces. The next thing it did was showi...
by lkaufman
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 57
Views: 4902

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

I think that an engine would have to be specially designed to put up decent resistance in such hopeless positions. I'm pretty sure any human GM could resist better at such large handicaps than any normal chess engine. For giving rook odds (or less) the top engines (with high Contempt) are probably s...
by lkaufman
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists September 29th 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 797

Re: CEGT - rating lists September 29th 2019

The challenge with Komodo is we need several thousands of games to get a clearer picture. Hi Ray, that's true. Yesterday i've made an update for our 40/4 list: Komodo 13.01 x64 4CPU 3448 (+- 15) 1300 games Komodo 12.2.2 x64 4CPU 3446 (+- 19) 1100 games Komodo 13.1 x64 4CPU 3443 (+- 18) 920 games an...
by lkaufman
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Kaufman you should make tutorial Videos of your Komodo vs Humans games
Replies: 16
Views: 1194

Re: GM Kaufman you should make tutorial Videos of your Komodo vs Humans games

Probably the best use of a NN would be like what ChessDB is doing, you would just need to add a way for people that visit the DB to donate their resources while they're surfing it, so not only would people get access to analysis by the NN in real time on a hardware that is faster than theirs (so in...