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by carldaman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess-Engines with unique and incomparable playing style
Replies: 56
Views: 17628

Re: New compilations

Thanks, Ruxy -- is this a different compile than the A90 from the WbM? The file size seems about the same. I could not download it because the site linked in your last post is too slow and times out the connection. If it's the same file, then I won't bother. I've noticed that while Comet A90 plays w...
by carldaman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

Re: Nostalgia

I think one has to make a distinction between the programmers' point of view and end users' point of view. But I am an interested end user of chess engines, and, for me, the ideal engine would be one that played attacking chess with gambits and surprises and wins and losses. Someone posted the othe...
by carldaman
Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 26
Views: 5268

the vision is lacking

That would be a pretty stupid business model. No one is going to buy a 2750 elo engine, when they can get several 3100+ elo ones for free. There is no money to be made by writing a strong engine. Perhaps it was the case 10 years ago, but not anymore. You cannot live from the sales of your chess eng...
by carldaman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/4 lists updated (9th February 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: CCRL 40/4 lists updated (9th February 2013)

Thanks, Graham, it works now :) Great job with these lists! While I was looking at the 40/40, I noticed Ivanhoe was de-listed from the main list since presumably it's not the strongest 'straight' Ippolit any longer (Bouquet 1.5 is rated higher). This actually makes sense, as it unclutters the list a...
by carldaman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess-Engines with unique and incomparable playing style
Replies: 56
Views: 17628

Re: Comet A90

James I, that's simply awesome! I usually have no luck with the Wayback Machine.

Thank you, sir! 8-)

Cheers,
CL
by carldaman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/4 lists updated (9th February 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: CCRL 40/4 lists updated (9th February 2013)

Just a heads-up, I checked the 40/4 list, but it still says Jan 27. Instead, the 40/40 list is now dated Feb 9.

Regards,
CL
by carldaman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Looking for games
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: Looking for games

Interesting idea, Ed. Engines have been making an impact on opening theory, it's undeniable. You can also check the ChessWar and WBEC game archives. I know they have a lot of games to download.

Regards,
CL
by carldaman
Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess-Engines with unique and incomparable playing style
Replies: 56
Views: 17628

Re: Comet A90

OK, I dig ZChess 2.0 ;) -- glad you posted about it, since most likely I would have looked at the later ZChess 2.22, if at all.

As for Comet, I only have B68 and other B-versions. I looked for Comet A90 everywhere on the 'net and I cannot find it anywhere :-(

(Nice sac, btw) :o

Regards,
CL
by carldaman
Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Bouquet 1.6 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Bouquet 1.6 64-bit 4CPU Gauntlet completed

Hello Graham, I'm curious if you have done any performance calculations for this gauntlet. So far I'm getting the impression Bouquet 1.5 MP performed better overall, possibly being the strongest Ippo-derivative (behind Houdini and Critter). Not so sure anymore, after Bouquet 1.6 was released. Regard...
by carldaman
Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Weak Mode Playing Styles
Replies: 12
Views: 2977

Re: Weak Mode Playing Styles

I remember the days when the Novag Super Expert was among the top chess programs for humans to play. The Novag was known for its good playing style. Subsequent Kittinger programs, while stronger, were not considered to have a good playing style. So for players in that range of strength and below, t...