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by lkaufman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches
Replies: 16
Views: 2475

Re: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches

You can increase your chances by setting Contempt to a high value, perhaps 100, as this encourages Komodo to avoid closed positions. Also, I don't know how many threads you can use on that hardware, but as long as it is more than 1 this will make for more varied play. You can also set "variety" to a...
by lkaufman
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches
Replies: 16
Views: 2475

Re: top engines vs 2400 engine knight odds matches

I don't know anything about that specific hardware, but since Hiarcs on a cellphone got a performance rating something like 2900 a decade ago I think it's safe to say that Komodo on a modern cellphone would be way above 2600, and a fast time limit favors the computer over the human. But you don't sa...
by lkaufman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.2 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Komodo 13.2 Release

a significant improvement in MCTS playing strength on six or more threads (we got a plus 20 elo result in 1300 bullet games on 8 threads) Why? I mean, how does a +6 on a single thread translate to +20 on 8? Why not +6 on 1 and 3 and 8 threads? I can understand that more core = more strength, but th...
by lkaufman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.2 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Komodo 13.2 Release

Larry, are you and Mark also working on a NN version? Well, we have a version of KomodoMCTS that can use and benefit from a NN, but not yet by enough to justify releasing it. If it needs a good GPU and a third-party NN, the benefit needs to be substantial. We don't yet have a decent NN of our own.
by lkaufman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Allie v0.5 released
Replies: 9
Views: 1732

Re: Allie v0.5 released

For any given network, will it generally play stronger with Allie v0.5 or with the latest Lc0? Does it depend on the network, or on the hardware, or on the time control, or on the position? If it does depend on any of these things, which network, hardware, time control, or position type would you ex...
by lkaufman
Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.2 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Komodo 13.2 Release

a significant improvement in MCTS playing strength on six or more threads (we got a plus 20 elo result in 1300 bullet games on 8 threads) Why? I mean, how does a +6 on a single thread translate to +20 on 8? Why not +6 on 1 and 3 and 8 threads? I can understand that more core = more strength, but th...
by lkaufman
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.2 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Re: Komodo 13.2 Release

Gary Internet wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 am
I see that both versions of Komodo are competing in the TCEC Cup 4 with version 2418. How close is version 2418 to the official release of 13.2? Is it weaker, stronger, or the identical version?
Identical.
by lkaufman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.2 Release
Replies: 14
Views: 2784

Komodo 13.2 Release

We are releasing Komodo 13.2 today at komodochess.com. The two main reasons for this release are a significant improvement in MCTS playing strength on six or more threads (we got a plus 20 elo result in 1300 bullet games on 8 threads), and a new feature, "Personalities", which adds seven new playing...
by lkaufman
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I think I'll change my opinion from "draw" to "loss" for 1.g4. I let Komodo MCTS think about it for an hour or so and got a -.83 score for it after 1...d5. Usually anything beyond 0.7 is a winning advantage based on playouts from the position. This doesn't mean that I or anyone else can prove the wi...
by lkaufman
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 3309

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I wouldn't trust Lc0's evaluation for anything, remember that if you follow blindly what it recommends against 1.d4 it suggests a losing line. No engine currently in existence is close enough to perfection to trust it blindly, but unless we are talking about a clearly tactical position such as the ...