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by carldaman
Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Frenzee engine download?
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

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: 1260

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: 834

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: 2875

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: 2875

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: 2875

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: 1333

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: 4353

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.
by carldaman
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Junior update
Replies: 22
Views: 5188

Re: Junior update

I think it would be great if today's top programmers would consider creating alternate personalities for their engines, even at the cost of some strength; at the very least, making the engines highly tunable, so that the customers can tweak them. This is already true to a degree of non-commercial St...
by carldaman
Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Junior update
Replies: 22
Views: 5188

Re: Junior update

3) Last but not least, the actual human Wch certainly isnt playing with Junior but Rybka or Houdini, the actually best. Arent they? . I could tell you which engines he is using but then I would have to kill you :) Human GMs when analysing do not always need the 'best' move. The 'best' move may lead...