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by Henk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

In chess both players can not look beyond the search horizon. This gives uncertainty. This is the reason why chess is played. At this moment of writing there is no algorithm available which computes whether one (search)strategy is better than the other. Explain the rating lists. I meant: At this mo...
by Henk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

In chess both players can not look beyond the search horizon. This gives uncertainty. This is the reason why chess is played. At this moment of writing there is no algorithm available which computes whether one (search)strategy is better than the other. Explain the rating lists. I meant: At this mo...
by Henk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

Chess is described as a game where both players have complete information. In practice this is not true. Both players can not look beyond the search horizon. So to decide in advance if one strategy is better than the other chances have to be computed. Decisions of large complex software can not be ...
by Henk
Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

I disagree Perfect information is a situation in which an agent has all the relevant information with which to make a decision. Perfect information is a concept from game-theory, which is a branch of mathematics that studies games. Chess is a game with perfect information according to the definitio...
by Henk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

Please do not respond (so often).
by Henk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

I meaned to say chess is comparable to a card game:

A chess player doesn't know much/anything about what's behind his search horizon.

A card player doesn't know much/anything about the cards of his opponents.
by Henk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

.. This is why engine developers have to play such a horrendously large number of games: to make a representative Monte-Carlo sampling of the game tree of Chess, and see how well their algorithm is doing on those positions. ... It easily may happen that development is trapped in a local maximum. Th...
by Henk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Re: Chess is a game of chance

...This is why engine developers have to play such a horrendously large number of games: to make a representative Monte-Carlo sampling of the game tree of Chess, and see how well their algorithm is doing on those positions. .. Playing large number of games can be prevented if you can proof in advan...
by Henk
Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess is a game of chance
Replies: 44
Views: 5817

Chess is a game of chance

Chess is described as a game where both players have complete information. In practice this is not true. Both players can not look beyond the search horizon. So to decide in advance if one strategy is better than the other chances have to be computed. Decisions of large complex software can not be t...
by Henk
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: MVV/LVA versus SEE
Replies: 27
Views: 3819

Re: let me google it for you

I think this is what you meant to give him http://googleitfor.me/?q=MVV%2FLVA&l=1 Thank me later Henk :) No wait, Thank Gerd! :lol: :lol: :lol: Joke aside, Henk, don't you understand why people are starting to feel annoyed with your beginner questions ? Beginner questions are answered everywhere on...