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by carldaman
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Maia Chess, Engine Similarity, and Detecting Clones
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Maia Chess, Engine Similarity, and Detecting Clones

Leela and Stockfish move choices are at least 75-80% similar in TCEC . If they are getting stronger, there will be more similarities in the future. ( You can see in TCEC that they frequently share same PV lines for 10 moves + or 20 ply +). It might be true that latest Leela and Stockfish dev versio...
by carldaman
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon versus Nakamura
Replies: 91
Views: 13270

Re: Dragon versus Nakamura

I agree, the ability and opportunity to bluff should be a real consideration when prepping for human opponents. An engine that can go for bluffing lines is in an asset in my 'book'.
by carldaman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Ethereal question ...
Replies: 3
Views: 972

Re: Ethereal question ...

Drawing too often with clearly weaker engines looks worse than losing too often to much stronger ones.
Contempt=0 produces too many draws. It's the old (or is it new?) playing 'not to lose' safety-first paradigm.

However, that's just my opinion. I don't like seeing an abundance of lifeless draws.
by carldaman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees

Yes, but chess.com is a commercial partner of Komodo, so this is more like Larry Kaufman giving us an endorsement of his own program than a totally unbiased and independent review. :| It's Chess.com giving an endorsement of its computer chess events showcasing the newest strong engine, as the game ...
by carldaman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon versus Nakamura
Replies: 91
Views: 13270

Re: Dragon versus Nakamura

The ability to pose problems for the human opponent even when down material is a great feature of Komodo/Dragon, no doubt a consequence of its MCTS and smart contempt. I wish more engines would go in this direction. Great job, Komodo team! :)
by carldaman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Hunt For The Roc
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Hunt For The Roc

The name of this tourney reminds me of:

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:lol: :mrgreen:
by carldaman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees

I certainly agree that Sam is a good analyst/commentator! :)
by carldaman
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Sam Copleand: Komodo Dragon vs Stoofvlees

Yes, but chess.com is a commercial partner of Komodo, so this is more like Larry Kaufman giving us an endorsement of his own program than a totally unbiased and independent review. :|
by carldaman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ProDeo 3.0 has Arrived!
Replies: 17
Views: 2729

Re: ProDeo 3.0 has Arrived!

Thx a lot for the correct link, Ted :D - apparently I could only access an outdated parallel universe version of the Prodeo site. :?
by carldaman
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ProDeo 3.0 has Arrived!
Replies: 17
Views: 2729

Re: ProDeo 3.0 has Arrived!

Where do you see it? I went to https://rebel13.nl/prodeo/ where only v2.1 is available.

Thanks!