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by mhull
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crafty on Cray Blitz vs. Rybka3
Replies: 42
Views: 8512

Re: Crafty on Cray Blitz vs. Rybka3

This time, I have a 10:1 hardware advantage for Crafty. Score 123456789012345678901234567890 ------------------------------------------------------ 1: Rybka 22.5 / 30 0111==1101=11111=1=1=1=101=11= 2: Crafty 7.5 / 30 1000==0010=00000=0=0=0=010=00= ---------------------------------------------------...
by mhull
Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2008 WCCC - Unbalanced Hardware
Replies: 24
Views: 4646

Re: 2008 WCCC - Unbalanced Hardware

Hi, I think for the 2009 WCCC, the rules should be one CPU of your choice and a set amount of RAM. The 2008 WCCC really doesn't mean much when the programs are running on completely different levels of CPU power! In the past, there were tests of a top program running at one-tenth the speed of craft...
by mhull
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC China 2008
Replies: 62
Views: 12287

Re: WCCC China 2008

When I started dabbling with chess after a long absence I was delighted to see many human tournaments where you are able to follow along move by move over the internet...delightful! It really helped encourage and maintain my interest. I find it builds suspense watching games live compared to waitin...
by mhull
Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: move generation
Replies: 176
Views: 60143

Re: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: setting up a new game

sje wrote:
hgm wrote:Could you make a Chess program in LISP as small as micro-Max (< 2000 characters)?

Then this thread would not have to be so long... :P
Be careful with what you write, lest I start a thread about a chess program written in COBOL. :shock:
Or befunge.
by mhull
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: move generation
Replies: 176
Views: 60143

Re: CIL Toolkit: code snippets: logging and dribbling

This is an interesting thread. Thanks for the informative code examples.

BTW, is the Symbolic 'cognitron' still being developed?

Thanks,
by mhull
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Will I get more games on ICC than on FICS
Replies: 16
Views: 3656

Re: Will I get more games on ICC than on FICS

Unfortunately ICC is not a good place anymore for new computer accounts. Good human players only play the very top C accounts (all of them are rybkas on powerful computers), hoping to gain a few points through a few draws. The top computer accounts do not accept to play against other computer accou...
by mhull
Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov was in fact psychologically cheated in 1997
Replies: 70
Views: 8335

Re: Kasparov was in fact psychologically cheated in 1997

I have psychologically cheated opponents in OTB play, mostly by pretending that I'm not very interested in the game, and am thus not paying close attention. This has worked on several occaisions. Much of Kasparov's power at the board is psychological, IMO. He has "command presence". Unfortunately fo...
by mhull
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: testing, 2 complete runs now...
Replies: 37
Views: 5340

Re: testing, 2 complete runs now...

That's not quite correct. If there are two test runs that both diverge from a truth that is presumed to be constant, then making both test runs measure closer to the truth will necessarily also make the test runs measure closer to each other. Well, I think that it very easy to prove that this state...
by mhull
Sun May 18, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Xeon vs. Intel Quad?
Replies: 13
Views: 3313

Re: Xeon vs. Intel Quad?

Depends on your application. One has a 14% higher clock rate, the other a 50% bigger cache. So if your application is not really helped by L2, you'd be off better with the Q6700. The Xeon must be a 45nm design. Otherwise, the chips are nearly identical. Thanks, That is what I saw but I wanted to kn...
by mhull
Thu May 15, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: What's the role of the GUI?
Replies: 82
Views: 18061

Re: What's the role of the GUI?

So the Nalimov EGTBs would be OK in an official tournament as long as the engine programmer writes his own probing code. I wouldn't be comfortable with that either, but it would definitely be better than just copying Nalimov's code without even understanding it. That would mirror an identical openi...