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by carldaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Scorpio 3.0
Replies: 60
Views: 10907

Re: Scorpio 3.0

Thank you for the release!

Does it work with non-cuda GPUs? I have a Radeon GPU. All the files are in place, but it doesn't want to run...
by carldaman
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

Welcome back, Norman -- nice to hear you're doing well. :)

Texel tuning is known to smooth out the rough edges and corners that actually lend personality to an engine.

All for a bundle of rating points. Probably not worth it, in my view, unless the Elo gained is meaningful to the developer.
by carldaman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

Thanks a lot, Pawel.

A good old version to archive. :)
by carldaman
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 'Deus X' Unveiled as FAT FRITZ PROJECT...
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: 'Deus X' Unveiled as FAT FRITZ PROJECT...

There is a catch, however: Do I have to wait if Fat Fritz is already taken? Only one user at a time can use Fat Fritz, in order to maintain the full calculation power. That is why you will have to wait until the active user has finished his analysis. Alternately you can also offer a higher bid in or...
by carldaman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Francesca 0.25 Released
Replies: 12
Views: 2605

Re: Francesca 0.25 Released

The position does not look like a draw: https://lichess.org/Wb0ZA8C3#197 According to tablebases on lichess (if you click on a book icon) it seems like black (Francheska) is wining. Is it a bug of cutechess-cli? Of course it's not a draw, as K+R vs K is a basic win. Does Francesca know how to win t...
by carldaman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Smith Morra Bust?
Replies: 27
Views: 5358

Re: Smith Morra Bust?

It's hard to envision a typical "engine slave" (someone who just relays the engine's move without significant analytical interaction - ovyron's description is spot-on) having a 2000+ rating on ICCF. However, I'll concede that it may be possible if the engine is left on to analyze for days at a time ...
by carldaman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

http://www.pkoziol.cal24.pl/rodent/history.htm contains a sampling of older Rodent versions. If Pawel can add v0.238 to it, that would be awesome. :)
by carldaman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

After doing some digging, I have concluded that the version linked by Pawel is probably Rodent III 0.172.
I don't seem to have v0.238, strangely enough. Can anyone please post a link to Rodent 0.238?
Thanks! :)
by carldaman
Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the last good Rodent?
Replies: 19
Views: 4153

Re: What was the last good Rodent?

I am aware that something went wrong with Rodent's style, probably because of automated tuning, and working to fix it. Noticed the problem watching CCRL game, a few elo weren't worth the mess it has been creating. However the good news is that if you set a personality, it uses mostly old default va...
by carldaman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: RSIF as alternative to armageddon
Replies: 70
Views: 11556

Re: RSIF as alternative to armageddon

New and interesting, but rather significant/radical rule changes, imo. This indeed need some changes to the engine, but for humans, they already know the rules. Perhaps a little bit of adjustment and practice. Knowing the rules shouldn't be that hard, but altering and skewing all endgame theory?