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by carldaman
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: How can I run an FRC (FischerRandom or Chess960) tournament?
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: How can I run a Chess960 Tournament in Winboard (update)

I've spent more time playing around with Winboard and now I can see that selecting a .pgn file of chess960 positions was not the way to go; instead, as HG Muller suggested, it's best to just let WB choose the starting positions randomly. That has solved the problem. I have to say that Winboard is a ...
by carldaman
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: How can I run an FRC (FischerRandom or Chess960) tournament?
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: How can I run an FRC (Chess960) Tournament ?

Thank you, that worked! ... I've tried ChessGUI and it works, but it only uses 1 CPU per engine for chess960, for some reason. 1) Game / Engine Tournament / Chess960 ... 2) Options 2 / GUI Preferences ... 3) Engines 2 / "manage UCI Threads/Cores". ... and 4) GUI 1 / "lag-free Timing". Matthias.
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Frenzee engine download?
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Frenzee 3.5.19 download link.

Thank you Jesus & Graham (& Arpad)! :D

best regards,
Carl
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Frenzee engine download?
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Frenzee engine download?

Hi everyone,

Is there a site where this (presumably free) Frenzee engine can be downloaded? I've searched everywhere... :?

Thanks,
Carl
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Houdini vs Rainbow Limited- AN EPIC STRUGGLE!
Replies: 5
Views: 769

Re: Houdini vs. Rainbow Limited - AN EPIC STRUGGLE!

Hi George,

Will you make the games available for download after the match is over?

Thanks,
Carl
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: How can I run an FRC (FischerRandom or Chess960) tournament?
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: How can I run an FRC (Chess960) Tournament in Winboard ?

heh, I'm replying to my own questions, but as I've just discovered, ponder was on by default and I turned it off. :?

So in final analysis, running a Winboard chess960 match is fairly easy :D , but the tournament feature seems buggy, in my experience. :(
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: How can I run an FRC (FischerRandom or Chess960) tournament?
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: How can I run an FRC (Chess960) Tournament in Winboard ?

OK, I was able to adjust the CPU and RAM under Common Engine Settings, but the CPU usage rarely goes above 50%. Could it be that ponder is on by default in Winboard?

Thanks,
CL
by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: How can I run an FRC (FischerRandom or Chess960) tournament?
Replies: 19
Views: 2369

Re: How can I run an FRC (Chess960) Tournament in Winboard ?

Of course WinBoard would also not have any problems running an FRC tourney. Whether with one or four CPUs. And you would not have to supply a list of opening positions (although you could, if you want to exercise more control over the), as WB would set up a random shuffle before every game. (But yo...
by carldaman
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: test position: Bos-Severinov, RCCA-Bronze ICCF 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1224

Re: test position: Bos-Severinov, RCCA-Bronze ICCF 2009

Yes, with MultiPV=3 Critter finds Rxh6 easily. Will try another standard search now. I see a similar strange behavior with Houdini 1.5. In single-var mode, it does not play Rxh6 for a long time. If I search in multi-PV mode, then I do get Rxh6 to fail high after a while with a score of +2.78 (f6 ha...
by carldaman
Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is computer chess dieing?
Replies: 19
Views: 4224

Re: Is computer chess dieing?

jmartus wrote:It seams the only strong engines that get updated are clone engines.
Huh, what about the new Komodo? It's supposed to be very strong, maybe even the strongest.