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by pocopito
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many chess programmers are turning to Go?
Replies: 24
Views: 8606

Re: How many chess programmers are turning to Go?

I learned to play Go a few months ago and I've kind of wondered about the same question. It seems the situation of computer Go is similar to the one of computer chess in the 90's. You say that there is not many money to be made on this field, but I'm not that sure about it (for example, the android ...
by pocopito
Sat Aug 09, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM and Rybka vs. Stockfish
Replies: 56
Views: 13084

Re: GM and Rybka vs. Stockfish

It's important to note that Sotckfish with no opening book at all.
by pocopito
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Linus on gcc-4.9: "your compiler is pure and utter *shi
Replies: 9
Views: 3399

Linus on gcc-4.9: "your compiler is pure and utter *shi

I just stumbled on this: https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/7/24/584 Just a sample: "Ok, so I'm looking at the code generation and your compiler is pure and utter *shit*. Adding Jakub to the cc, because gcc-4.9.0 seems to be terminally broken. Lookie here, your compiler does some absolutely insane things wi...
by pocopito
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wanted open-source chess engine(s).
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Wanted open-source chess engine(s).

Didn't mean to sound patronizing; I haven't read about bitboards for a long time and just forgot this is "standard notation".
Yes, FWIW, the list was authored by me.
by pocopito
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Development Environment
Replies: 32
Views: 8311

Re: Development Environment

Qtcreator as IDE. GIT for version control. "printf" and "puts" for debugging. Also some bitboard printing. The linux terminal, specially "grep" and "|" are my friends. gcc for compiling (once in a while I also use clang, just to have a "second opinion". In this sense, once in a while I make a no-opt...
by pocopito
Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wanted open-source chess engine(s).
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

Re: Wanted open-source chess engine(s).

Maybe this can be of help: https://gist.github.com/emdio/7689543 Note this was written for my own personal interest, meaning that if you miss some stuff (v. g. links to the source code) it's just because I have it on my own computer, and of course, that the info is completely subjective. Best Emdio ...
by pocopito
Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How to implement bitboards?.. and some more questions
Replies: 25
Views: 4198

Re: How to implement bitboards?.. and some more questions

To bitboard. Bitboards aren't only very efficient for the moves generator, but also are really efficient in the evaluation because you have a lot of important information already stored on them, and a fast way (bitwise operators) to combine them to get extra info (passed pawns, doubled pawns, etc). ...
by pocopito
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A match based on an unbalanced positions opening book?
Replies: 3
Views: 774

A match based on an unbalanced positions opening book?

By "unbalanced positions" I mean a position in which one of the sides is one pawn or more below, and has some kind of compensation (attack, development, etc). Lets say we have some engines ranked under a match with a standard opening book. We run a match with the same engines using an unbalanced ope...
by pocopito
Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What does it take to program 3000+ elo chess engine
Replies: 43
Views: 6974

Re: What does it take to program 3000+ elo chess engine

I praise your self confidence and motivation (no irony or sarcasm here). Write down the many useful suggestions made on this post, and take into account that you are facing a really huge enterprise.

Just out of curiosity; will it be an open source project?
by pocopito
Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Penetration points
Replies: 39
Views: 4099

Re: Penetration points

Not sure if exactly what you are asking about, but this link can be interesting:
http://top-5000.nl/eval.htm