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by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Stockfish of shogi
Replies: 28
Views: 3244

The Stockfish of shogi

I recently got a very strong, free shogi engine called "Dolphin - Kristallweizen-kai" that is based on Stockfish, adapted for shogi. It is just incredibly strong. It is rated about a thousand elo above the world's top human player, and based on games with 2017 computer champ Elmo it is about equal t...
by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Hi Larry, thank you for answering. I don't have a good i7 as of now (will be purchasing big ThreadRipper soon though). I do have a very good GPU though. My ELO rating is low 23xx but I stopped playing many years ago during big raise. I am between 2500 and 2600 on Lichess blitz which is close to GM ...
by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 6322

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

I will not support a tourney that discriminates based on gender. I'm inclined to think the post was a joke, as I doubt that the poster would have knowledge of such an event that no one else would have. But be that as it may, in what way did you support the FRC championship just held that did NOT di...
by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Jhoravi wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:01 am
Does this Komodo uses Neural Network evaluation derived from training or just a standard Eval?
It combines info from a standard Lc0 net with Komodo MCTS analysis in a proprietary way.
by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Tried one against SF: [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/R1BQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] 1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c3 e6 4.Bf4 Bd6 5.e3 O-O 6.Be2 c5 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.O-O Nc6 9.Rc1 Bd6 10.Bxd6 Qxd6 11.c4 Rd8 12.Qc2 dxc4 13.Rfd1 Qe7 14.Rxd8+ Qxd8 15.Bxc4 Bd7 16.a3 Qe7 17.Bf1 h6 18.Qb3 Be8 19.Be2 Rd8 20.Qc2 e5 2...
by lkaufman
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

It's still hard to believe for me that you can lose a rapid game starting N up if you just play classical openings and keep the centre. I mean playing the Sicilian or Bogo-like opening allowing white to take space can't be an optimal strategy in those. I would love to try it myself. What kind of ha...
by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Ovyron wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:06 pm
Maybe you just wait until he becomes GM, if he's that close.
Well, he is 2470 FIDE so "close", but he reached 2459 six years ago so it could be years before he reaches 2500, or it could happen quickly.
by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

... I think it should be a GM with a current FIDE rating (including recent games) over 2500, the normally required rating to get the title (except for winners of World Championships in their categories). With these conditions specified, I hope we can do it sometime this year, although it might not ...
by lkaufman
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

Hoping to see some live broadcast with commentary (I know I sound like a broken record, but I expect that one day the platform where one of such matches will be broadcast will be announced.) Chess.com is only interested in providing live commentary for matches with "big names", which cost real mone...
by lkaufman
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: First knight odds match with IM Saturday
Replies: 70
Views: 6590

Re: First knight odds match with IM Saturday

For the first time ever, an engine (Komodo, probably the MCTS nn dev. version) will play a rapid (15' + 10") knight odds match on chess.com with an I.M., namely my son Raymond Kaufman, this Saturday Jan 4 at 4 pm Eastern time. Four games are planned, alternating g1/b1 knight odds. Look for games of...