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by clumma
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists
Replies: 47
Views: 11945

Re: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists

"Solving" a non-problem since playing strength difference between engines (and humans) obviously does shrink with LTC. What is "playing strength" in your understanding? In another thread on intrinsic ratings, it appeared to me that you and I have different conceptions of Elo. For me it is not a sta...
by clumma
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists
Replies: 47
Views: 11945

Re: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists

It seems to me that contempt should always be detrimental in a true strength measurement, where the engine is tested against equal numbers of stronger and weaker opponents. It can only be helpful in a flawed, lopsided measurement, which does not reflect playing strength, but some meaningless artifa...
by clumma
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists
Replies: 47
Views: 11945

Re: Wilo rating properties from FGRL rating lists

consider the following (exaggerated) scenario: Engine A scores 75 wins, 25 losses, no draws against Engine C. Engine B score 75 wins, 25 losses, and 100 draws against Engine C. Wilo would say that both A and B are equal, while normal Elo would say that Engine A is much stronger, roughly twice as fa...
by clumma
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Benchmarking Google's TPUv2
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Benchmarking Google's TPUv2

https://blog.riseml.com/benchmarking-go ... 1c03b71384

TL;DR About 3x faster for twice the price (compared to a V100 instance on Amazon).

-Carl
by clumma
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wikispaces is shutting down
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Wikispaces is shutting down

A sad day indeed. What can be done?

http://blog.wikispaces.com

-Carl
by clumma
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cerebellum, correspondence chess and me
Replies: 63
Views: 9596

Re: Cerebellum, correspondence chess and me

Thomas Zipproth wrote:Maybe I should stop releasing Cerebellum till the professional Version is ready where everyone can expand the book himself which is the correct way to use it for correspondence chess.
This would also avoid such discussions. :)
Yes please! May I pay you in advance? Please let me know.

-Carl
by clumma
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Chess variant with low draw rate
Replies: 15
Views: 2915

Re: A Chess variant with low draw rate

These don't even qualify as variants. They are just Chess for a different starting positio. ('thematic tournaments', if you like.) I guess you could call them 'sub-variants'. 960 is considered a variant, isn't it? It seems this is along the same lines. Anyway, I think it deserves a name. Laskos che...
by clumma
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Chess variant with low draw rate
Replies: 15
Views: 2915

Re: A Chess variant with low draw rate

Cool variant! Thanks! Seems pretty unhuman to play, but maybe some will be interested. My son and I played several games yesterday. I have almost no experience with 960 but so far I like this setup better than 960 positions I've tried. I haven't looked at your opening book but my son and I quickly ...
by clumma
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero - Stockfish game 3
Replies: 33
Views: 8748

Re: AlphaZero - Stockfish game 3

Werewolf wrote: Threads. They used a 32 core machine but ran it with 64 threads, the little rascals.
Source for this claim?