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by jorose
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Android Studio
Replies: 5
Views: 1265

Re: Android Studio

I did a group project with it at Uni. Worked really well to be honest, but it probably helped that we had someone in our group that knew what he was doing. Iirc he mentioned it was very important to update everything after setup. Essentially even if you just downloaded everything you need to update ...
by jorose
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCP
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: LCP

As I said, intuitively it would make sense. The only simple way to tell is to try it out!
by jorose
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCP
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: LCP

While intuitively I agree that a longer pawn chain should give some bonus it is very hard to come up with a good concrete example. [d]6k1/7p/p3p1p1/1p2P3/2pP4/2P5/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1 The problem with this one is that it is very imbalanced, black has 3 pawn islands to whites 1 and an argument could ...
by jorose
Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCP
Replies: 12
Views: 1287

Re: LCP

Hi, unfortunately I'm on vacation so I don't have time to write longer =(

I was just curious if I understood your point correctly about a pointy pawn chain: A pointy pawn chain is a pawn chain where the end (= defended part) of the chain is near the enemy king?
by jorose
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Least Dumb Chess Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: Least Dumb Chess Engine

Honestly in my opinion the opinion of "Dumb chess engines" is kind of a myth. It was true some 10 years ago when fritz was a top engine, but times have changed. Half the time an engine does a "bad positional move" it will be more that the human player has a dogma that something cannot possibly be go...
by jorose
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: chess, artificial intelligence, horizon effect
Replies: 15
Views: 2219

Re: chess, artificial intelligence, horizon effect

I suppose the irony is that even if we as humans can understand the solution, I don't think we understand why the engines solution may or may not work except with a large amount of their help. At least I have trouble understanding some of the lines in that analysis. Still a very interesting problem ...
by jorose
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: looking for really professional statistic-tools
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: looking for really professional statistic-tools

Since CB has been insistent on not releasing their products for non-windows platforms and they also don't have open formats I have ceased to recommend their products. I used to use them myself, but for all the functions I personally use I have found alternative, usually more stable, applications tha...
by jorose
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: looking for really professional statistic-tools
Replies: 26
Views: 4487

Re: looking for really professional statistic-tools

Part of the problem is what your describing is also to a certain degree abstract. However if you learn to use tags correctly then this pgn parser will allow you to extract pgns with containing positions with pieces on specific squares (so white bishop on h7 for example) as well as other little chara...
by jorose
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: e4, f4, d4, c4
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: e4, f4, d4, c4

e4 and c4 are clearly stronger first moves for white than d4. On e4, you can defend with black only with the Berlin possibly in the Ruy Lopez, or some very specific lines of the Sicilian. Most other lines should be very inferior for black. Thats a claim every top 50 player as well as every top 20 e...
by jorose
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Initiative
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

Re: Initiative

This an interesting example but it illustrates initiative very differently then you might think. Mainly due to the fact that the only reason black is doing even remotely well is because it is his turn to move! He can push back whites pieces, which for the most part aren't actually that well placed (...