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by lkaufman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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? Yes, Russian website crazy-chess.ru did this on 2017, they managed to find position...
by lkaufman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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? Yes, Russian website crazy-chess.ru did this on 2017, they managed to find position...
by lkaufman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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 lkaufman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - 40/4 rating list September 9th 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: CEGT - 40/4 rating list September 9th 2019

Until now + 28 after 1200 games @ CEGT 40/4 + ... Looks pretty good ! Best wishes, G.S. (CEGT team) Thanks. The CCRL numbers for normal Komodo 13.1 came out pretty good, so overall (combining MCTS and regular, CEGT + CCRL + FastGM), I think our +20 estimate for the faster time controls was pretty a...
by lkaufman
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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 lkaufman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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 lkaufman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches

Can you tell me how KMCTS works at ultra long time control? What happens when the MCTS hash is full? big In timed play it should just go ahead and move when MCTS hash is full. In infinite analysis mode it will just stop changing anything, waiting for the user to do something. The default is enough ...
by lkaufman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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 lkaufman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Draws are getting cheaper, are 15W enough?
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

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 lkaufman
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches

I've been running a series of matches at the (human) World Rapid Championship time limit of 15' + 10" between top engines (running on 7 threads on a 4.9 Ghz 8 core I7 or for Lc0 on an RTX 2080 (with 2 CPU threads) against a single thread engine rated 2415 on the CCRL 40/40 list (Pawny 0.2 64 bit), w...