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by Tord Romstad
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 1268368

Re: benchmark new smartphones: huawei ascend p6

mclane wrote:
Tord Romstad wrote:Sounds really good. I want that phone.

beware...
it has a fingerprint sensor !!!
Nothing to worry about. They sell gloves that work with smartphones now...
by Tord Romstad
Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 1268368

Re: benchmark new smartphones: huawei ascend p6

iPhone 5s, 64 bits, iOS 7 Stockfish 1152 KN/s Sounds really good. I want that phone. To get a perspective of how much faster the new CPU is: Can someone please benchmark the same SF version on an iPhone 5? Use the opening position, and run the program in analysis mode for a minute or so. I'm perfec...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don't update to iOS 6! (EDIT: YES.) Also SF for iOS news
Replies: 45
Views: 8455

Re: iOS users: don't update to iOS 6!!! (EDIT: YES)

Hi Bryan! Hi Tord Well I am surprised that there is a new Apple version especially when it states on the Stockfish Support site. Unfortunately, the developer who built the iPhone/iPad app is no longer actively working on the project. The Stockfish app is unlikely to get any new features or updates i...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don't update to iOS 6! (EDIT: YES.) Also SF for iOS news
Replies: 45
Views: 8455

Re: iOS users: don't update to iOS 6!!! (EDIT: YES)

(EDIT: NO)---since Julien's post is exactly one year old and iOS 7 was just released. The resurrection of this old post is unfortunate, today of all days. Why is resurrection of old threads unfortunate? As someone who is often absent from this forum for extended periods, I usually prefer the resurr...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don't update to iOS 6! (EDIT: YES.) Also SF for iOS news
Replies: 45
Views: 8455

Re: iOS users: don't update to iOS 6!!! (EDIT: YES)

OK well here goes nothing: i) The very latest Stockfish 4.x in 64 bit. ii) Same as i) :) Both of these are already there. The engine in the new iOS app is based on a development version from Thursday or Friday last week, and is therefore more recent than SF 4.0. The binary is compiled with 64-bit s...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 1268368

Re: benchmark new smartphones: huawei ascend p6

Nice new design for Stockfish for iOS, Tord, thanks! :D I'm glad you like it! In case you haven't noticed, it is not only a visual change: You can now tap a move in the move list to jump directly to that move, which is really convenient. The NPS is unchanged: around 277/278 KNs on my iPad 3. It's n...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Don't update to iOS 6! (EDIT: YES.) Also SF for iOS news
Replies: 45
Views: 8455

Re: iOS users: don't update to iOS 6!!! (EDIT: YES)

Finally, for those who wonder: The new iOS version of Stockfish is 99% done, with support for the higher-resolution screens of the iPad 3 and iPhone 5, a stronger engine, and some GUI improvements. The only thing that remains to be done is some tweaks to the lowest strength settings (it's a little ...
by Tord Romstad
Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Top 5 engines with LTC: Kingsgambit reloaded
Replies: 35
Views: 5059

Re: Top 5 engines with LTC: Kingsgambit reloaded

The bishop gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Bc4) is also still considered playable, isn't it? Yes, Short used to play this and even beat Kasparov with it. It is certainly playable. 3. .. Nf6 Nc3 4. c6 (or 3. .. c6 4. Nc3 Nf6) is at least = for Black though I think. Probably, but to be fair, I think i...
by Tord Romstad
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: How much of Stockfish code is still from Tord Romstad?
Replies: 6
Views: 3073

Re: How much of Stockfish code is still from Tord Romstad?

It is still similar enough that I can orientate myself in the code very easily, much more than I could in a foreign program. The least changed part of the code is the evaluation function, which is still very recognisably Glaurung. There are some new terms, some code changes, and lots of tweaked para...
by Tord Romstad
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Top 5 engines with LTC: Kingsgambit reloaded
Replies: 35
Views: 5059

Re: Top 5 engines with LTC: Kingsgambit reloaded

The Allgaier Gambit is considered unsound. Yes, as far as I know, it was already considered refuted long before strong computer programs existed. The Hamppe-Allgaier gambit (1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 g5 5. h4 g4 6. Ng5 h6 7. Nxf7) is probably marginally sounder, but I wouldn't trust tha...