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by leavenfish
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: 40 games - McBrain(SF) vs K10.3 60 min/60 seconds base/inc
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: 40 games - McBrain(SF) vs K10.3 60 min/60 seconds base/

I rather like this approach.
Forgive the question, but how do you tell who is White and who is Black?
Also...searched for several minutes...where can one obtain McBrain?
by leavenfish
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Computer Chess Program
Replies: 36
Views: 8311

Re: Best Computer Chess Program

Personally, I believe that any reasonable engine could be dominant (commercially, not in terms of ELO) by repackaging/repositioning their product and using the marketing strategy of "hit em where they aint" (aka niche down and specialize). The ELO race is a race you can't win, but making your engin...
by leavenfish
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Computer Chess Program
Replies: 36
Views: 8311

Re: Best Computer Chess Program

I am a chess enthusiast and like to play programs against one another. Currently I have all the Stockfish engines ( up to 8 ) Deep Hiarcs 13.2 Komodo 10 and Houdini 4.Am I missing out on anything? Cheers Allan :D One could argue that you are...missing out on the joy/satisfaction from understanding ...
by leavenfish
Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing
Replies: 62
Views: 15559

Re: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing

.... Anyway an engine is the sum of eval + search, and only that sum can produce a program that actualy can play chess at an high level. I used to consider the eval as probably the most important part of an engine. Turns out I was wrong, time proved (at least to me) that engines that prune like hel...
by leavenfish
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing
Replies: 62
Views: 15559

Re: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing

A TOTAL non-programmer observation: Can't one infer how important chess knowledge may be by how many ply it takes an engine to 'decided' and generally stick to it? I wonder because when using Stockfish 8 and Komodo 8 to analyse a position, Komodo often settles on a move at say 25 ply when Stockfish ...
by leavenfish
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing
Replies: 62
Views: 15559

Re: Chessprogams with the most chessknowing

Resurrecting this old thread...just to see if anyone had in 2017 any new takes on this. Static evaluation seems like an idea that would work best...not in 'game play', but say looking at some random point (say move 13) in ones opening repertoire and trying to evaluate if one should chose between one...
by leavenfish
Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chessbase idea - who to contact?
Replies: 5
Views: 1473

Chessbase idea - who to contact?

Idea for improvement of the new 'tactical analysis feature'. 1. Make user definable the point at which the engine in use considers a move 'clearly better'. It is a mystery at the moment as to what the code says. However it is a fact that say Komodo might consider a move generating a +.33 improvement...
by leavenfish
Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: deep sac
Replies: 13
Views: 3005

Re: deep sac

I am curious...if one of these engines sees this at say 31 ply...if you let them continue to chew on the position, at say...39 ply they may think another move is better.

So...what does finding Nh4 at a certain depth mean? It may not be optimal.
by leavenfish
Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 10.3 64-bit Gauntlet for CCRL 40/40
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Re: Komodo 10.3 64-bit Gauntlet for CCRL 40/40

Having purchased 2 versions, I would like to see that happen...but...I'm not holding out much hope.
by leavenfish
Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 10.3 64-bit Gauntlet for CCRL 40/40
Replies: 10
Views: 2348

Re: Komodo 10.3 64-bit Gauntlet for CCRL 40/40

I'm beginning to wonder if the gap between the current Komodo and Stockfish/Houdini is so great that Team K will never be able to make up the difference. Seriously. By the time Team K catches the current versions of the other two, they will have moved on...