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by chessdev
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play

ah, i just saw this post - thank you!!! i will try this one.

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thanks!!
by chessdev
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play

thank you dan. i THINK i understand how this works. you take a .pgn and then do some kind of "makebook" command and specify how many ply to include and how many moves it must have in order to be counted. unfortunately the file you sent was too large at 178kb. i'm trying to get 10% of that! :) i was ...
by chessdev
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play

target size is under 20kb. all we really need is variety. maybe cutting off the book at 5 or 8 or 10 moves would work. even cutting off at 5 moves would yield thousands of possible games. :) smaller the better as it has to load in the browser.
by chessdev
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play

cool. can you help me do that if i give you some PGNs? i just want it to play randomly. maybe a book depth of 8, even. i'd be happy to pay for your time.
by chessdev
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Re: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play

java version, but it shouldn't matter, right? we just need a book.dat file?
by chessdev
Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)
Replies: 24
Views: 2458

Help Create Tiny Opening Book for GNUchess (to vary play)

I'm looking to get a TINY opening book for GNUchess that will help it vary the play. I'm thinking 4-5 moves deep only, just so that people who play will get to experience some randomness in the play. It needs to be TINY so that visitors to my website don't have to wait a long time for downloads. I'm...
by chessdev
Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How do I make gnuchess really really dumb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

Re: How do I make gnuchess really really dumb?

the problem is that i need it to run in java... :)
by chessdev
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How do I make gnuchess really really dumb?
Replies: 11
Views: 1561

How do I make gnuchess really really dumb?

Hi! I'm trying to get gnuchess to play really badly so it is a fun opponent for kids. Does anyone know which parameters would be best to set? Has anyone done this before?

I imagine we need to put depth at 1 (or zero?). And also set time? What about ponder? What else am I missing?

Thank you!!
by chessdev
Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: JOB: Hiring chess programmer to change chess engine features
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

JOB: Hiring chess programmer to change chess engine features

Hi! I'm looking to hire a chess engine programmer to help me with a special project. I want to take an open source engine or two and modify them to do a few different things like play with different strengths and personalities. I don't have any specific engines in mind at this time - we would evalua...