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by Dann Corbit
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 'STS' Test Suite - Available for Testing
Replies: 46
Views: 7453

Re: compare 5 programs

What tool is it that you are using that cannot even read EPD?

Tools that can read EPD include:
ChessAssistant
ChessBase
SCID
Bookup
Aquarium
Arena
by Dann Corbit
Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 'STS' Test Suite - Available for Testing
Replies: 46
Views: 7453

Re: 'STS' Test Suite - Available for Testing

Finally new testsuite, thanks! But isn't this TOO EASY: Naum and Grapefruit (1 CPU) got 90-91/100 with one minute limit only. Jouni It could be easy for really stronger engines but do not forget that: Main objective is that it's designed and is more suitable to engines ranging from 1500-2700. Rybka...
by Dann Corbit
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A compromise idea for the WCCC hardware limit
Replies: 40
Views: 4603

Re: A compromise idea for the WCCC hardware limit

They did this before.

They called it the WMCCC and the WCCC.
WMCCC == World Microcomputer Computer Chess Championship
WCCC == World Computer Chess Championship

From the feeback on Remi's site, it seems that the programmers want WCCC and are not terribly interested in WMCCC.
by Dann Corbit
Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: DURING GRAHAM BANKS BAN FROM CCC.....!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: DURING GRAHAM BANKS BAN FROM CCC.....!!!

This is the problem:

Using the current software if you are banned from forum A, then automatically you are banned from forums B,C,D,E, etc.

It is an unintended consequence of the way that the software operates.

I believe that they are trying to create a work-around so this will not be a problem.
by Dann Corbit
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What do you call "solve"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: What do you call "solve"?

Cubeman wrote:I thought that the typical 7x6 Connect 4 was a win for the first player?
You are right, I should have looked it up. I thought I remembered it correctly but did not.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solved_game
by Dann Corbit
Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: B* Probability Search (long)
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Re: B* Probability Search (long)

Sorry in advance for my spanglish and a so long first post. I’m looking to do some try on B* Search. As I'm entering terra incognita some comment/advise are welcome. Right now I have some code to mimic the point 3.6 A Search Example from the paper: “B* Probability Based Search” Hans Berliner, Chris...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What do you call "solve"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: What do you call "solve"?

Well, Dann, I cannot believe in that approach that implies there is a set of moves that from the beginning conduct to an specific end. It is not a matter of numbers or difficulty to know about that set of moves. It is a matter of deeper susbtance. I mean, If you are right that set of moves should e...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What do you call "solve"?
Replies: 13
Views: 1284

Re: What do you call "solve"?

The discussion about chess solved or not, some day, should begin defining what is to solve, isn,'t it? If "to solve" means that there will be a deterministic series of moves that from move one conducts to mate or draw, that seems to me irrelevant even for discussion. In fact, preposterous. You do n...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I need a name for a chess gui application
Replies: 48
Views: 8757

Re: I need a name for a chess gui application

Before naming it, I think it would be helpful to know exactly what it does.

Does it have database functionality?
Does it play games over the internet?
Does it organize contests?
Does it analyze your games for you?

I am fond of naming things after their function.
by Dann Corbit
Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Deep Fritz 11 Q6600-Deep Rybka 3 x64 Q6600, now 3-2
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Deep Fritz 11 Q6600-Deep Rybka 3 x64 Q6600, now 3-2

If it had been a 6-game match, it would have been 4-2 to Fritz. A sizable victory. Bigger than Kasparov loss to Deeper Blue in 1997, which some people still look upon as being a conclusive victory ove Kasparov and mankind. hmmmm how come suh a big early lead, and not any more? Not nearly so startli...