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by Zenmastur
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24294

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

So, in conclusion, do you now think 1.g4 is a loss? I don't know :) - the difference is that before the game started I was certain that 1.g4 was drawn with perfect play, and as black's moves are so easy to predict due to the tree's width, that I could find and play the draw. In retrospect I should ...
by Zenmastur
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24294

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

1) Early on, White sacrificed a central pawn. On move 10, I count only two tempi in compensation, and with the quiet 10th move, that goes even down to one tempo. Usually, a pawn is considered about three tempi in the opening. Does that make the pawn sacrifice dubious? It makes 1.g4 dubious :) What ...
by Zenmastur
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

There are not enough games to know if a simplification is a regression or an improvement but you can get an unbiased estimate for the average value of simplifications from stockfish10. These are the first numbers and you need to get more numbers from the link and calculate average for that purpose....
by Zenmastur
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

There are not enough games to know if a simplification is a regression or an improvement but you can get an unbiased estimate for the average value of simplifications from stockfish10. These are the first numbers and you need to get more numbers from the link and calculate average for that purpose....
by Zenmastur
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

There are not enough games to know if a simplification is a regression or an improvement but you can get an unbiased estimate for the average value of simplifications from stockfish10. These are the first numbers and you need to get more numbers from the link and calculate average for that purpose....
by Zenmastur
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

I think that one of the problem with testing in the stockfish framework is that you adjudicate games as a draw when the evaluation is 0.00 for some moves and there is no progress and do not continue until you see a draw by the 50 move rule. It means that even if some patch make an improvement then ...
by Zenmastur
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

I think that one of the problem with testing in the stockfish framework is that you adjudicate games as a draw when the evaluation is 0.00 for some moves and there is no progress and do not continue until you see a draw by the 50 move rule. It means that even if some patch make an improvement then ...
by Zenmastur
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

I think that one of the problem with testing in the stockfish framework is that you adjudicate games as a draw when the evaluation is 0.00 for some moves and there is no progress and do not continue until you see a draw by the 50 move rule. It means that even if some patch make an improvement then ...
by Zenmastur
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3449

Re: Stockfish 10 was released 29.11.2018

I did have something weird with Stockfish recently. I chose the latest build at the time for 4040 testing, and after 100 games it was -30 Elo to Stockfish 10. Yes I know that is a tiny sample, but the chances of it recovering that 30 Elo and gaining a further +30-40 Elo over the next couple of hund...
by Zenmastur
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build
Replies: 55
Views: 3473

Re: AMD Ryzen R9 3950X new build

Even 64 Cores Users on Playchess are unable to beat me in LTCs ... I love seeing "me" in your post. :wink: Are you doing anything at all? I mean, you're running an engine written by others, using a NN trained by others, on hardware that most users simply can't afford. Are you at least supplying an ...