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by TShackel
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To Larry Kaufman
Replies: 104
Views: 29329

Re: To Larry Kaufman

Keep up the good work Larry! Looking forward to K 9.4 and the new parameter you think is interesting.

Sincerely,

Tim.
by TShackel
Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To Larry Kaufman
Replies: 104
Views: 29329

Re: To Larry Kaufman

We would very much like to improve Komodo's blitz/bullet chess, since that's the one area where Stockfish seems to have a small edge. But we don't yet know why Stockfish is stronger at bullet level play, so it's hard to fix this except by generally improving Komodo. We can say it's because our bett...
by TShackel
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To Larry Kaufman
Replies: 104
Views: 29329

Re: To Larry Kaufman

We are actively working on Komodo every day. Since it is impossible to predict when we will have enough elo and features, I don't want anyone holding me to any estimates of a release date. But it we would like to have another Komodo 9.x release, followed by Komodo 10 in the next several months. But...
by TShackel
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: To Larry Kaufman
Replies: 104
Views: 29329

To Larry Kaufman

Hi Larry, I haven't heard much from you or Mark recently. May I ask what areas you're working on right now for komodo's improvement? And how many elo have you improved so far from Komodo 9.3? And lastly, do you know when you'll release Komodo 10.0 on your website or with chessbase? Or are you planni...
by TShackel
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Great win by Komodo 9.3 against Stockfish Finals Version
Replies: 0
Views: 449

Great win by Komodo 9.3 against Stockfish Finals Version

Hi, This was a great crush by komodo 9.3 against the TCEC Finals version of stockfish. The time control was 90' + 30" increment (average game 3+ hours), on an i7 haswell quad core at 2.5 ghz, no ponder, and a 10-12 move book I created. The cool thing about this game was that both evals agreed black ...
by TShackel
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under

Of course, you can limit any CTG book to just 10 moves in the book options when setting up your tournament. Hi, Is that a new function in a recent fritz? I have fritz 12 interface, so I don't havae the most recent. I see before a tournament that you can adjust books and book options, but I don't se...
by TShackel
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under

Tim Of course I understand what you are saying, but don't underestimate the Commercial Book makers. They spend hundreds of computer hours analysing each and every move and variation using the best Engine available to them. Against a Book made with such determination,grit and patience, it is no wond...
by TShackel
Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under

Graham,

That ICCF database is a great idea. Even though it's only 2500+ rather than higher rated, ICCF games tend to be higiher quality games than regular time control games. That's a great idea I hadn't considered.

Sincerely,

Tim.
by TShackel
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under

http://americanfoot.free.fr/echecs/hsbook.htm The TopGM-8move pgn was discussed in the following thread. I made a ChessGUI book from the pgn, but I'm not sure if anybody made a ctg book from it. http://www.talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=54999&postdays=0&postorder=asc&topic_view=&start=0 Thanks...
by TShackel
Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: CTG Books at 10 moves deep or under

No handicap, dude. Using one of the latest Commercial Books ( Sicilian or King Asad Books, both made by Asian authors, I'm happy to say) its possible to even beat dual-xeon users using latest Komodo or Stockfish, by using just an ordinary 4-Core i5 or i7 without ONCE coming out of Book ; they are T...