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by Ralph Stoesser
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: Cursed win at TCEC

If one side can prove to have an unavoidable checkmate, the game should not end with a draw. It simply feels wrong. Checkmates should take precedence. But you seem to be alone in this: http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=62175 That one is about the clock, right? No flag fell issues in what w...
by Ralph Stoesser
Sun Nov 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: Cursed win at TCEC

Actually Stockfish has that knowledge, all its need is that little check box to be unchecked to false. If the operator knew the 50 move rule was not going to follow FIDE 50 move rule, the setting should, have been false. So either way , it is operator error. But then you get the problem that 50-mov...
by Ralph Stoesser
Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

"FIDE rule 4.1
Each move must be made with one hand only."

Happy coding... ;)
by Ralph Stoesser
Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

1) Why should that change the FIDE rules? They stay exactly the same. The question should rather be why a piece of software should try to 100% conform to a set of rules that were created for human entities under special tournament conditions? Does it make sense? In all cases? 2) Again: Look at the I...
by Ralph Stoesser
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

FIDE rules are made from humans for humans, but not for pure engine competitions. In that sense they stay untouched by this proposal.
by Ralph Stoesser
Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

The 50 move draw rule was not created with destroying inevitable checkmates in mind. Humans can't usually calculate that far, so a outright 50 move rule for all cases makes sense as long as humans are involved. But if only KI is involved and one side can prove that it can checkmate in any number of ...
by Ralph Stoesser
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

To remove the stalemate rule would be a major change. Most chess studies would be worthless. The character of the game would change too much. Additionally it would result in a change of the FIDE rules, but nobody here proposes to change the FIDE rules. The proposal is to overrule the 50 move rule in...
by Ralph Stoesser
Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cursed win at TCEC
Replies: 296
Views: 244615

Re: fortress_draw_rule

eg. 50 moves except where there is a tablebase win. this will cover the 1000 move win for 8 piece tablebase which we may have in 7 years, but will disallow pointless prolongation of the game where there is no tablebase win This is too messy and inconsistent. There was an exception in FIDE chess, an...
by Ralph Stoesser
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Steven Edwards RIP...
Replies: 38
Views: 11313

Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

Good Bye Steven Edwards.
by Ralph Stoesser
Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lee Sedol vs. AlphaGo [link to live feed]
Replies: 121
Views: 34814

Re: Lee Sedol vs. AlphaGo [link to live feed]

Jouni wrote:Wow, another "solved" board game!! What have we left now? Tuning Stockfish parameters ad infinitum :)?
Why not rewrite SF so that it creates art (=chess studies)? :)