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by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 2:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Rybka Rental program is a nonsense.
Replies: 32
Views: 10792

Re: Rybka Rental program is a nonsense.

Any wealthy chess enthusiast would rather invest $30000 in a Cray Cx1 (Windows HPC Server 2008) with Houdini, rather than renting R4 cluster for an equivalent amount. By the way, CX1 is only the first step in Cray' s plan to take advantage from Windows hegemony. What will the R4 cluster be worth wh...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Taming the Tiger :-)
Replies: 43
Views: 13994

Re: Taming the Tiger :-)

I'm not so sure about the material value. I guess it must be done by breaking down the material into queens, major pieces and minor pieces. Gambit Tiger cannot do much without its queen for example. // Christophe The Queen is a major piece. Best not to think that way, a computer program can be very...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

The name is not important. Look, you can have a horrible and nonsensical name like "Stockfish" and still be popular. ;-) True, but actually the iOS version is named "Stockfish chess", in order to make it easier to find accidentally when searching for chess programs on the app store. I have several ...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

The name is not important. Look, you can have a horrible and nonsensical name like "Stockfish" and still be popular. ;-) True, but actually the iOS version is named "Stockfish chess", in order to make it easier to find accidentally when searching for chess programs on the app store. I have several ...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

I think Tord should make money from Stockfish I agree. I've (almost) begged him to charge $1 for it. What I'm about to say is not intended in any way as a criticism of Tord - it's his engine and he can do whatever he wants with it. But I believe by giving it away Stockfish for free he is "holding u...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

I agree. I've (almost) begged him to charge $1 for it. I predict that you guys are going to have a hard time persuading somebody who has learned to share as a child. ;) As a child, you say? Eureka! :idea: @Tord Tord, each time a copy of Stockfish is downloaded for free on the AppStore, a puppy die!...
by tiger
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

I'm still experimenting and I'm just starting to understand a little bit about it. So I still do not know what the optimal recipe is. Stockfish fulfills the needs of an infinitesimal fraction of people. It's a technical product made by a technical guy for people with the same set of mind. It does n...
by tiger
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Taming the Tiger :-)
Replies: 43
Views: 13994

Re: Taming the Tiger :-)

OK, it deserves a try. Meanwhile, you are free to test it manually. One thing I will have to decide is this: if there is little material left, switching to the aggressive mode will not work anyway. Where should I draw the line? Maybe you can help by testing manually?// Christophe One idea would be ...
by tiger
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Taming the Tiger :-)
Replies: 43
Views: 13994

Re: Taming the Tiger :-)

Rybwhat? Has this thing already been allowed to enter the next WCCC? As of now it has not been disallowed. Here are the main characteristics of the strongest engines in the world in the coming years: - free (as in free beer, not free as "open") and - illegal (by Copyright infringment of either GPL ...
by tiger
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Daily iPhone chess programs releases
Replies: 217
Views: 92108

Re: ChessTiger Update

The name is not important. Look, you can have a horrible and nonsensical name like "Stockfish" and still be popular. ;-) True, but actually the iOS version is named "Stockfish chess", in order to make it easier to find accidentally when searching for chess programs on the app store. I have several ...