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by carldaman
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 14.1 Release and Dragon Announcement
Replies: 114
Views: 15752

Re: Komodo 14.1 Release and Dragon Announcement

How is the playing style of your nnue implementation? Well, it's hard to make general statements about playing style. I would say it is more human-like, even though it was trained on engine games, because it is less reliant on arbitrary rules that might not be appropriate for a given position. With...
by carldaman
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What for a fantastic chess game ... pulse of 180!
Replies: 1
Views: 435

Re: What for a fantastic chess game ... pulse of 180!

Great stuff, Frank! Turning a Ruy Lopez/Spanish into what's basically a King's Indian and 'extending the chain' with 14...f4, resulting in a raging attack on the King! John Stanback has done a marvelous job with Wasp. :D

Not too many years ago, chess engines couldn't quite attack like this.
by carldaman
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 598
Views: 165047

Re: New engine releases 2020

Graham Banks wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Sophos keeps deleting Counter 3.6. :roll:

http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... &start=400

It's been showing up as a positive in most scans. You could try Tony Mokonen' compilation:

http://tonyschess.x10host.com/CounterGo-1.36.0.7z
by carldaman
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CEGT - rating lists November 01st 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: CEGT - rating lists November 01st 2020

Incredible elo increase (+445 elo) for Scorpio 3.0.10NN dh2. I wonder how much of this increase is due to the network. Daniel means: this shows, how bad his own eval functions have been. He will somtimes make an own net. I will not test this engine without the net - so your question can not be answ...
by carldaman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mayhem NNUE - New NN engine
Replies: 76
Views: 16288

Re: Mayhem NNUE - New NN engine

Yeah, in many ways it's a sad state of affairs when you just plug in SF-NNUE as a shortcut. The worst part is that it's a black box that doesn't even let you set contempt, let alone other settings. It takes the fun out for guys like Brendan and me, and also for some conscientious programmers like An...
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Brendan, I need your helps ... Topic = Rodent!
Replies: 8
Views: 1004

Re: Brendan, I need your helps ... Topic = Rodent!

OpenTal 1.1 introduced some changes to search (and in other places, but not sure) that somehow reduced the engine's aggressiveness. It probably made it see more refutations to its attacking moves.

Keep in mind that these Rodent personalities will usually reduce strength, but enhance style.
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Despair Of The Three Kings
Replies: 9
Views: 1087

Re: Despair Of The Three Kings

DESPAIR OF THE THREE KINGS Intel i5 Quad ChessGUI 256mb hash each 3-4-5 piece tablebases Ponder off GBSelect2019.cgb book 40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL) 4 cycles 44 rounds All engines 64-bit where available Standings after Round 18 11.5 - GreKo 2020.03 64-bit 11.5 - Fridoli...
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!

The only objective way out of this dilemma is to use default settings, I'm afraid. If you want to try different contempt, then you'll be testing a (slightly) different entity than the original engine. If stronger engines are stronger with default contempt, then so be it. :| :)
by carldaman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!
Replies: 7
Views: 481

Re: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!

Quiet clear is: Engines based on strong endgame sources like Rybka / IPPs have a 2-3% higher move average as most of others, not based on that sources. Can be see in all of my rating list systems. Equinox, IPPs, Rybka versions and so one. I will not say Hannibal or Demolito based on IPPs (that is n...
by carldaman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Seer
Replies: 138
Views: 17581

Re: Seer

... Again the appeal to engine authors - please create a separate thread if introducing a new engine or important updates. The new engines 2020 thread is intended for testers. It would be interesting to see whether AMD's PEXT beats the native C PEXT implementation, most use magic bitboards as fallb...