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by smrf
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Zobrist alternative?
Replies: 92
Views: 11741

Re: Zobrist alternative?

why not: key(piece,square) := key(piece, column) ^ key(piece, row)
by smrf
Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Quality Test of a Pseudo Random Number Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: Quality Test of a Pseudo Random Number Generator

Beside the fact, that I have detected some weaknesses already myself, DieHard.exe in Windows crashes for me ....
by smrf
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Quality Test of a Pseudo Random Number Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Quality Test of a Pseudo Random Number Generator

Is someone able/willing to comment on the good/bad quality (entropy) of the following C++ written 32 Bit generator I wrote? Also a hint on where to find such a testing routine would be very helpful. Random.h #ifndef RandomH #define RandomH // ===================================================== // ...
by smrf
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Raspberry Pi Thread
Replies: 86
Views: 19977

Re: Shipping date announced

Well, I am already watching that Pi page for a while. I will be surprised if it will be available before March 2012. But I hope the very best ...
by smrf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Battle of the Goths 2012 (live broadcast)
Replies: 59
Views: 15401

Re: Bihasa new 'Battle of the Goths' Champion!

Thank you for performing this 10x8 tournament!

Next year maybe the number of participants is doubling again.
by smrf
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SMIRF engine project terminated
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: SMIRF engine project terminated

Currently I am diseased having fever. Thus my web pages will be still there for some days until I will do a change of its topics. But there are no actual engine releases to be found and moreover an upgrade to the stronger bonus version will not be supported any longer. Thus it will not make much sen...
by smrf
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SMIRF engine project terminated
Replies: 3
Views: 916

SMIRF engine project terminated

Closing of web pages will follow soon.

http://www.open-chess.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=1822

Regards R.S.
by smrf
Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Seirawan Chess at my ICS
Replies: 22
Views: 4160

Re: Seirawan Chess at my ICS

As there has been in an example of Chess960, there is no chance to have a universial form of castling rights / special ability flags. But this it is highly recommended to have a clear distinction between those two views. Thus I vote for a separating dot '.' to create a unique interpratation of havin...
by smrf
Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: generalized chess(8*n for n>8) with empty files
Replies: 7
Views: 1202

Re: generalized chess(8*n for n>8) with empty files

There are a lot of 10x8 chess approaches. Already at a 10x8 board there are about 25% more moves each ply, which is of big impact to branching factors. In contrast to traditional 8x8 chess you often will find split battle fields and tactical challenges often starting before a finished development of...