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by JohnW
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Good resource for old dos engine manuals?
Replies: 2
Views: 627

Good resource for old dos engine manuals?

Anyone know of a good place I can download manuals for old dos engines? I am playing around with MChess 5 today and I would really like the manual.

Thank you,

John
by JohnW
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz Update
Replies: 27
Views: 3959

Re: Fat Fritz Update

Version .2 available. Fritz Update in addition. By the way, the multi gpu syntax "(backend=cuda-fp16,gpu=0),(backend=cuda-fp16,gpu=1)" does not work on Fat Fritz though. Do anyone know a quick fix ? When I run Fritz it asks if I want to update Fat Fritz from version 20 to version 2 (not .2) which i...
by JohnW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do you test engines with or without using a book?
Replies: 27
Views: 2889

Re: Do you test engines with or without using a book?

With no book you're just testing a handful of lines from startpos. If your engine picks moves somewhat randomly in the opening then you avoid this problem, but this is the job of an opening book, not the engine really. But if you use a book aren't you testing from a situation that could give one si...
by JohnW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do you test engines with or without using a book?
Replies: 27
Views: 2889

Do you test engines with or without using a book?

Just curious how most people test engines when running a match or tournament. I usually run them without.
by JohnW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon by Komodo Chess
Replies: 110
Views: 21171

Re: Dragon by Komodo Chess

Just wanted to say that I am really impressed how well Dragon has been playing against other engines I have installed on my PC. I really feel like I got my moneys worth in this purchase. Great job!
by JohnW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon versus Nakamura
Replies: 91
Views: 13274

Re: Dragon versus Nakamura

FYI, Nakamura is on Twitch now..

https://www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru
by JohnW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 10936

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

My personal feeling: human computer era ended around 2005 when SMP Rybka was released. Handicap matches are not interesting. I would like to see non handicap games against GM's even if the engines win every game. Note that I am not sure that they can win every game with black and maybe humans can f...
by JohnW
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 146
Views: 19218

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

Thank you for your efforts, Andy. If your main goal is to compete with a hand-crafted engine against another hand-crafted engine, as was the tradition from 1968-2018, then it is a good time to quit. With neural network engines, a stronger engine can be created by just throwing more hardware at trai...
by JohnW
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crystal 3.0
Replies: 34
Views: 8854

Re: Crystal 3.0

Is there an *.exe somewhere?
by JohnW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1075
Views: 198741

Re: Banksia GUI released

I was wondering if you could consider adding functionality to the gui that would provide ratings to the engines based on the games\tournaments played. I currently use a program called Ordo which works well but it's tedious to do manually. Would be amazing if you could add that functionality! Thanks ...