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by whereagles
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Proposes Different World Championship Format
Replies: 20
Views: 3508

Re: Magnus Carlsen Proposes Different World Championship For

SzG wrote:I would not want a new world champion each year.
I see nothing wrong with that. Many sports hold their WCh every year. Agree that 2-year cycle is more normal, though.
by whereagles
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Magnus Carlsen Proposes Different World Championship Format
Replies: 20
Views: 3508

Re: Magnus Carlsen Proposes Different World Championship For

We can't change the format all the time... This. Plus: to each his own kitchen. Obviously, players and directors have to agree on a format that's attractive for players. But other than that, politics are for the ruling board of directors, not for top players. And there's a reason for this: WCh matc...
by whereagles
Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Two Pawn Handicap
Replies: 63
Views: 13070

Re: Two Pawn Handicap

Well, I have a totally orthogonal idea.

Since computer advantage stems from calculating power, why not handicapping this power?

I.e. 45'+15" for human vs say 5'+1" for computer.

Add a good opening book and you're all set.
by whereagles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Two Pawn Handicap
Replies: 63
Views: 13070

Re: Two Pawn Handicap

That game should not have been played, I certainly count the sixth game as a resignation without playing. I did not like the idea of these handicap matches at all, I must admit, but if you make big claims in order to sell more copies of your (fine) program, then at least stick with the rules when t...
by whereagles
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Two Pawn Handicap
Replies: 63
Views: 13070

Re: Two Pawn Handicap

Indeed. Against -cf pawns, Neuman quickly came up with the winning strategy of blocking the center, obstructing the c-file and forcing exchanges. The Bf5 in particular was a monster. Without c2 pawn, Rb1 was not possible, making stuff like Qb6 a stronger move than it usually is. Getting rid of this ...
by whereagles
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What will be the strongest engine at the end of the year?
Replies: 23
Views: 5951

Re: What will be the strongest engine at the end of the year

Shredder was impressive earlier on. How about Jonny? Was it only puter power to blame? :)

Still, unless the fish team can come up with some stunts, Komodo seems even odds.
by whereagles
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Komodo 2-pawn odds match: round 1
Replies: 34
Views: 6176

Re: Komodo 2-pawn odds match: round 1

Ravaging game :shock:
Quality time 8-)
by whereagles
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: What will Komodo score giving two pawns to GM?
Replies: 30
Views: 10129

Re: What will Komodo score giving two pawns to GM?

high hopes for the human contender, after Victor's 4/2 winning performance ;)
by whereagles
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Binary FEN
Replies: 16
Views: 3975

Re: Binary FEN

FEN is a very human-friendly notation.

Binary is nice. To reduce size one can alternatively run usual Huffman encoding over the standard FEN.