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by carldaman
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: It looks like the big 3 in TCEC are LC0, SF and Allie now!
Replies: 29
Views: 4356

Re: It looks like the big 3 in TCEC are LC0, SF and Allie now!

On my slow i5: Analysis by CyberNezh-dev: 1.Rxd7 White is clearly winning: +- (15.48 ++) Depth: 38/112 00:01:51 1277MN 1.Rxd7 Bxd7 2.Nf6+ Bxf6 3.gxf6 Qb1+ 4.Kg2 Qa1 5.Qf4 Qxf6 6.Qxf6 e5 7.Rc1 Bh3+ 8.Kxh3 Ra6 9.Rc5 Re8 10.Bxg6 fxg6 11.Qxg6+ Kf8 12.Qf6+ Kg8 13.Rc4 e4 14.Rc5 Re5 15.Rxe5 Ra7 16.Re8+ Kh7...
by carldaman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: link to the 1800s
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

Re: link to the 1800s

So you have all sorts of degrees that are close to history. My only claim to fame is that as young man, working for a caterer, I had served Ronald Reagan, Jackie Kennedy Onasisis and the Philadelphia Don, Angelo Bruno (not all at the same party, but 3 different affairs LOL) The first two are obviou...
by carldaman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: armageddon in norway chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: armageddon in norway chess

Yes, chess18 is a better option than chess960. I admit I'm also intrigued by Bronstein's so-called pre-chess, a form of shuffle chess where the players get to pick their starting setup by sequentially placing pieces on the back rank.
by carldaman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where are the funs of Leela?
Replies: 78
Views: 9327

Re: Where are the funs of Leela?

As someone else suggested, the 'Dawn of a New Era' would be a better and somewhat less sensational way to express the same thought.
by carldaman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: armageddon in norway chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: armageddon in norway chess

IMO, a scoring system that disincentivizes draws and rewards wins more, especially with Black, should be better than messing with the fabric of the game (by introducing weird variants). Such an alternate scoring system was discussed here a while ago - HGM made an interesting suggestion, but I don't...
by carldaman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Playing the endgame like a boss !!
Replies: 71
Views: 11873

Re: Playing the endgame like a boss !!

Why would this be non-zero? Similar things have been discussed about AlphaGo. We won't know either way until we know exactly what it is doing. But if a non-zero feature was "discussed about AlphaGo", that wouldn't make that feature "zero"; it would make AlphaGo non-zero. (Lc is already non-zero bec...
by carldaman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS
Replies: 39
Views: 5341

Re: Komodo MCTS

Hi Mark! Any plans to implement position- learning to komodo (MCTS)? Works fine for me in StockLearn, which derived from an idea of Kelly Kinyama, as far as I know, has something to do with kind of MCTS too. Marco Zerbinati (SugaR_MCTS) and Andrea Manzo (ShashChess and StockLearn) gave GPL- Code of...
by carldaman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: armageddon in norway chess
Replies: 33
Views: 4018

Re: armageddon in norway chess

IMO, a scoring system that disincentivizes draws and rewards wins more, especially with Black, should be better than messing with the fabric of the game (by introducing weird variants). Such an alternate scoring system was discussed here a while ago - HGM made an interesting suggestion, but I don't ...
by carldaman
Mon May 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 13.01 MCTS - chess960 results and site updated
Replies: 26
Views: 2912

Re: Komodo 13.01 MCTS - chess960 results and site updated

Yes FRC is the prime candidate. The 50 positions was from the Rybka forum more than 10 years ago: "Stefan Pohl has created a set of 50 shuffle chess positions, which can be used as an opening database for testing. There are NO castlings possible, and the set does NOT contain any Chess960 positions....
by carldaman
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bluefish vs Leela in TCEC , who will win? BF =170 Threads, Lc0 =2x GPU
Replies: 40
Views: 4653

Re: Bluefish vs Leela in TCEC , who will win? BF =170 Threads, Lc0 =2x GPU

Are you serious ???? Aesthetic ???? Playing on for a 100 moves when a mate in 12 is there is not aesthetics! An engine is an analysis tool that is supposed to help us analyze a chess position so that we can train and learn from it. This really makes Lc0 useless to analyze as a stand alone engine an...