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by carldaman
Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ...

Thanks for taking a look at this, Adam. I have run no more than 100 games, but the results have been consistently lopsided in favor of the "PL20" version, which is what sparked my curiosity in the first place. For lack of a better explanation, and barring an extreme case of randomness, I'd have to s...
by carldaman
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Ponziani Swiss 8CPU
Replies: 65
Views: 10248

Re: Broadcast details

Thanks for trying the suggested setting for Tornado, Graham - it should be fun to see what happens :) (Please remember to leave the Use Playlevel box unchecked, as I mentioned in the other thread/forum) Also, interesting to see Robbolito competing, and do I see an MP version of Hannibal in there ? :...
by carldaman
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ...

HG, I didn't just throw 2 dice. I threw a few more than that. These 2 'dice' were thrown after I made the original post in this thread, to show that I 'm getting the same type of results repeatedly, on demand. I ran one small test because Graham asked for another batch. I would agree that these shor...
by carldaman
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Houdini 3 vs ClusterRybka Game 3 ...
Replies: 34
Views: 5295

Re: Houdini 3 vs ClusterRybka Game 3 ...

I would agree that the Rybka cluster seems overrated in terms of its billing, but 2 games is premature to draw such a conclusion on. Besides, Houdini 3 on really good hardware is not so 'weak' as you claim. :?

CL
by carldaman
Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ... pgn

I would not want to run thousands of games when many fewer would suffice. If I were trying to show a small increase in strength, then I'd have to run the proverbial 2000 games because any small gain would fit into the error bars and be inconclusive. However, here I've encountered a situation where t...
by carldaman
Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ... pgn

George, I've put out my findings. Others can run more tests, too. I don't have a monopoly on that. And like you'd said before, who has that much time to run so many games, sometimes needlessly? But what you say doesn't surprise me. You test things, but are you really after the truth? By the way, I n...
by carldaman
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ... pgn

The second match pgn: (Game 5 stands out as an exceptional game) [Event "tourn84-tornado-hannibal-5m-3s-1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2012.11.30"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Tornado 4.88 x64 MP SSE42"] [Black "Hannibal 1.2"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C95"] [Annotator "0.42;0.24"] [PlyCount "157"] [EventDate "2012.11....
by carldaman
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ... pgn

The first Tornado-Hannibal match pgn: [Event "tourn84-tornado-hannibal-5m-3s"] [Site "?"] [Date "2012.11.30"] [Round "1.1"] [White "Tornado 4.88 x64 MP SSE42"] [Black "Hannibal 1.2"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C95"] [Annotator "0.56;0.24"] [PlyCount "231"] [EventDate "2012.11.30"] [EventType "tourn"] ...
by carldaman
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ...

A further batch of games would be interesting. Ask and you shall receive :) I've just run another 2 'quick' 5m+3s matches, 10 games each, same exact conditions, as in the prior test (vs Grapefruit) with Tornado 4.88 vs Hannibal 1.2, and the results are striking. Tornado 4.88 (default) vs Hannibal 1...
by carldaman
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tornado 4.88 best strength setting?
Replies: 22
Views: 3103

Re: Tornado 4.88 one more thing ...

The same identical openings were used each time, with the same time control, same conditions. The only thing that changed was the playlevel setting.

How do you account for the notable difference in performance?

CL