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by jefk
Wed May 02, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Blood in the streets
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Blood in the streets

interesting to see (without engine) Benoni is double edged btw, from such games you can learn. (my Dutch otb rating is only 1590 or so while my last tourn result was 1840, but i'm now CCM, and probably know most about opening theory than most of you); with this experience i intend to go back to my c...
by jefk
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 - Initial position until depth 50
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Houdini 6 - Initial position until depth 50

[quote="main line"]But this is draw line!? Something is wrong. I think white must win[/quote]

*must* ?
:)
by jefk
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero beats AlphaGo Zero, Stockfish, and Elmo
Replies: 198
Views: 58553

Re: AlphaZero beats AlphaGo Zero, Stockfish, and Elmo

had a quick look, and it confirms my findings in the Infinity Chess Tourn earlier this year, where i could beat stockfish sometimes as 'centaur' (using Houdini 4 and Komodo10 on two comps). Also, the opening book used by Stockfish in this match was weak if i compare it with my own knowledge as corre...
by jefk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 has been released
Replies: 263
Views: 85440

Re: Houdini 6 has been released

So i do think one of the theorems of Zermelo can be applied, at least in a common sense matter. ok, not only Zermelo, i admit. There has been a guy here once who suggested graph theory. Now if i'm correct, Cerebellum already is using some graph methods, rather than pure minimax. Ask Zipproth if Whi...
by jefk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 has been released
Replies: 263
Views: 85440

Re: Houdini 6 has been released

From a mathematical point of view, chess is a finite game and can be trivially solved by application of the minimax algorithm, but I don't believe you can produce a proof that chess is a draw which can be verified within our lifetime. Zermelo's theorem will in any event not be of help in tackling t...
by jefk
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 6 has been released
Replies: 263
Views: 85440

Re: Houdini 6 has been released

syzygy wrote:
Uri Blass wrote: since chess is not going to be weakly solved in our lifetime anyway.
that's your opinion.
personally i still think, that with application of Zermelo's theorem,
chess is solved and the outcome is a draw of course.
But i'm not going to repeat my arguments
by jefk
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 22710

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

I will check your d4 games, but I don't thinks there's a realistic white edge, aways from the Queen's Gambit, and that was already neutralised. well, i meant the 'correspondence games' i'm playing currently (on ICCF); but they can't be seen yet until a tourn is finished. So in fact instead of 'have...
by jefk
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mark Lefler and irma
Replies: 43
Views: 8323

Re: Mark Lefler and irma

Flood control systems have been improved. But maybe we should hire some engineers from Holland to make them better. I believe technology can fix things for any future storms. Mark First of all condolescences with your parent;s as for the Dutch engineers, Irma was on the news here ofcourse, but ther...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 22710

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

[quote="jefk"]there are some other books written with an algorithmic approach [/quote] here's what i had in mind https://www.mongoosepress.com/catalog/books/best_play.html by a physicist and chess player Shashin; and here's an excerpt http://www.chess.co.uk/downloads/best-play-shashin-sample.pdf a b...
by jefk
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 22710

Re: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins

Lyudmil is a genius. Of course he is not always right, fine, yet, being helpful, i would suggest him to continue in his niche research of postional evaluation; there are some other books written with an algorithmic approach to this issue, but i have to look it up to mention the author etc. certain ...