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by jefk
Wed May 31, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: $20,000 ICUC - a report on wins
Replies: 70
Views: 20256

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

Interesting stats, Juan. In my opinion, the main reason for this extremly high draw rates is the stubborn adherence to drawish lines, when the bots playing itselfs. maybe, but what do you mean with 'drawish'? Nowadays -for example- the 'slow Italian' is often played, and if an suboptimal book move ...
by jefk
Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Aegon 1995 VIDEO!
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Aegon 1995 VIDEO!

yes it was like that, was operator for one game during one of these tourns: http://old.csvn.nl/aegonhist.html see also here for report specifically for 1995: http://www.schaakcomputers.nl/hein_veldhuis/database/files/05-2014,%20Rob%20van%20Son,%20Reviewing%20the%2010th%20Aegon%20Computer%20Chess%20T...
by jefk
Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: DEEP SYNAPZE
Replies: 73
Views: 21145

Re: Deep Synapse RZ6

[quote="Amateur"]The Synapse RZ6 version is compiled IN DATE 2016-06-13 19:36:52 is stronger than Stockfish 8! These are the hard evidence [/quote] as simple 'user' i see the 'default' option in this engine for 'nullmove pruning' switched *off*; maybe this is the secret for this clone/derivative ? y...
by jefk
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Steven Edwards RIP...
Replies: 38
Views: 9971

Re: Steven Edwards RIP...

He had many serious medical problems, including diabetes, congestive heart failure and tachycardia. He often had problems paying for his medicines, and I hope that did not play a role. sad story indeed, i remember that only a few months ago his father passed away, which led to many condolescences h...
by jefk
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Official Fishbook Opening Books Released
Replies: 25
Views: 4683

Re: The Official Fishbook Opening Books Released

drj4759 wrote:Try it before posting sarcastic comments and shut up if you find out.
well i see that the time control of the games played was 1/1,
so we could wonder how this book would perform
under slower time controls, eg standard.
yes, it's a matter of trying, but it costs time you know
by jefk
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TWO BOOKS OF OPENINGS IN ONE ENGINE?
Replies: 7
Views: 1162

Re: TWO BOOKS OF OPENINGS IN ONE ENGINE?

we;; what you can do/try is first an engine book, than a polygot book, and then three books with a Gui as Chesspartner ; that should enough; if you can get the priorities right.. :) yes, smiley, because in fact i tried it, except for the engine book, but i got a headache; at least in correspondence ...
by jefk
Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: d4 is a draw
Replies: 18
Views: 3038

Re: d4 is a draw

After 1.e4 we sould play e6 according to stockfish at depth 37. In a previous post I thought it was e5 but that was until depth 31. yep 1...e6, French is fine; but requires accurate play by Black; for lines with ...e5 and ...c5 you need much larger depths, so you only can analyze it with a good ope...
by jefk
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: d4 is a draw
Replies: 18
Views: 3038

Re: d4 is a draw

Henk wrote:According to Stockfish 7 this is why d4 is no good move.
[pgn]
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "?"]
[Round "-"]
[White "?"]
[Black "?"]
[Result "*"]
1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. c4 b6 4. a3
*
[/pgn]
4.g3 is better in opening theory.

and btw 1.e4 also is a draw ofcourse
by jefk
Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Perfect play
Replies: 37
Views: 6558

Re: Perfect play

well i claimed a few times already that chess is a draw, but got criticized because there's no theoretical proof. If we look at the red line in that Elo graph, then my previous estimate of the maximum rating around 4000 looks quite reasonable. From games by Brainfish against this other book which is...
by jefk
Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: "It's like a chess master losing out to a computer.&quo
Replies: 7
Views: 1400

Re: "It's like a chess master losing out to a computer.

The ability to have extreme performance and computational efficiency as well as to be robust to uncertainties and randomness, adaptable to changing scenarios, verified and validated to follow safety specifications and operating doctrines via formal methods, and easily designed and implemented are j...