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by Nordlandia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning endgame for black?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Winning endgame for black?

Ajedrecista Downloading 200 GB take about half a day at 5 MB/s and is presumely over in a couple of hours when i'm home from work. I bet the evaluation should rise in blacks favour. When stockfish can consult 7 piece tables. Those tables i'm downloading will tell. If not good enough i download those...
by Nordlandia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Winning endgame for black?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Winning endgame for black?

I'm downloading KRBNPvKQ and KRBNvKQP table that might turn the tide of analysis.
by Nordlandia
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 164
Views: 4785

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Each year the maximum alloted odds for engines increase as both hardware like cpu & engines get better. Now i'm curious to know what is possible the present sweet spot ? -> two pawns + move or knight for pawn with or without moving first ? P.S. -> Namakura said few years ago than he will beat any en...
by Nordlandia
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Testing Gothic Vortex.....Rh3 wins.
Replies: 22
Views: 4104

Re: Testing Gothic Vortex.....Rh3 wins.

I bought a Gothic chess set from Ed Trice. I used the iron to flaten it out and it worked.

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Alternatively i can rotate the board and play 8x10 chess with standard piece set.

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by Nordlandia
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Evidence that the release of Houdini 7 is imminent?
Replies: 19
Views: 1746

Re: Evidence that the release of Houdini 7 is imminent?

Fake news / hoax.

I'd say possible but unlikely.
by Nordlandia
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: delay vs increment
Replies: 19
Views: 654

Re: delay vs increment

There is couple of youtube videos about how hourglass time format looks like. I made this video last year to showcase it. I managed to import SF and K into chessmaster 11 gui last year and let them play but it turns out that they don't understand the format. During about the same time i made the vid...
by Nordlandia
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 46
Views: 3930

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

Which of the pawnless tables is good to download ? The partial syzygy set consists of pawnful tables. http://tablebase.lichess.ovh/tables/standard/7/ Apparently they do not come up that often , I would start with 4/3 ones that are more or less balanced or perhaps interesting/exotic , KQBNKQR , KQNN...
by Nordlandia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 164
Views: 4785

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Time odds has also been mentioned as one possible way to handicap the engine. I recall 1:30 or 1:60 time scale was discussed as possible candidates. Alternately 1:90 or 1:120 time scale but Komodo is allowed to think during human's turn.
by Nordlandia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 164
Views: 4785

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Ovyron: the days when human can compete against the computer in the classical starting position is by a long shot over. Material odds or cripple the hardware is needed to give the human any practical chances.