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by M ANSARI
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 5268

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

Theoretically, a powerful book will beat any other engine without a powerful book. I think a powerful book takes away from an engine playing chess as it depends completely on the book maker's ability. Better would be to have an opening and both sides have to play colors reversed.
by M ANSARI
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 GPU load
Replies: 17
Views: 3989

Re: Lc0 GPU load

Maybe thermal issues and GPU is throttling?
by M ANSARI
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 5268

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

TCEC is just an entertainment venue for chess engine lovers. It probably will not give you the most accurate indication of the strongest chess engine as the opening positions are designed to be unbalanced to make as many decisive games as possible. One of the main reasoning behind opening book choic...
by M ANSARI
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)
Replies: 151
Views: 45253

Re: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)

Finally got it working ... it seems that v4 has a bug and v3 is ok. I tried a few positions form my Lc0 Good and Bad where I did a tourney and chose a few positions where I thought Lc0 missed easy tactics and drew or lost games. Looks very promising although I think that somehow SF is not going very...
by M ANSARI
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)
Replies: 151
Views: 45253

Re: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)

Decided to give this engine a try ... but it seems to crash on the Fritz GUI when I start the engine in analysis? I tried the default setting first but as soon as the engine starts I get a DOS prompt and the engine stalls ... sometimes it gives an exception fault. I think there should be a read me f...
by M ANSARI
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Further development of Lc0: Lc1
Replies: 19
Views: 4149

Re: Further development of Lc0: Lc1

This is quite normal behavior and you have to understand that although many people are interested in AI and how that relates to chess ... a lot of people just want the best chess engine possible for use as an analysis tool. At the moment Lc0 is a fantastically strong chess engine but it is not very ...
by M ANSARI
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

Re: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.

Yes the match has been extremely competitive somehow. I certainly didn't expect that as in my tourneys it was very obvious that there were some serious weaknesses in Lc0 that were still not patched, and SF is an extremely well honed, mature and finely tuned world's strongest chess engine. This still...
by M ANSARI
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Could chess be Solved using Summit plus Leela or AlphaZero
Replies: 17
Views: 2590

Re: Could chess be Solved using Summit plus Leela or AlphaZero

I think that chess will be solved in that evaluations of engines will be so strong that all bad moves a culled out. Sort of like evolution ... a small fish that swims funny and slowly will immediately get gobbled up and to survive all the fish need to move fast and be accurate ... and only the fish ...
by M ANSARI
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

Re: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.

I think for Lc0 there needs to be a way to figure out how to use the available hardware for tactical calculations. A lot of new stuff coming out with the new GPU's and I am not sure it is being utilized as best it could in either hardware efficiency or software coding. I think self learning can only...
by M ANSARI
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.
Replies: 12
Views: 3067

Re: Lc0 Vs Stockfish Match.

Yes it would be pretty surprising if Lc0 could win TCEC 14 as Lc0 has just way too many holes and weaknesses to patch up, and SF is very capable and seasoned veteran. But I would be even more surprised if Lc0 doesn't win TCEC 15 as it seems that the weaknesses there are should be patched up pretty q...