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by noobpwnftw
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI pondering done right
Replies: 52
Views: 3971

Re: UCI pondering done right

I find that making pondering rely on the behavior of hash table on a new search of a different position is even more horrible. What do you mean by "the behavior of hash table on a new search" ? There is only 1 possible behavior, which is to do nothing. Unless, of course, you are debugging your engi...
by noobpwnftw
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: UCI pondering done right
Replies: 52
Views: 3971

Re: UCI pondering done right

I find that making pondering rely on the behavior of hash table on a new search of a different position is even more horrible.
by noobpwnftw
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

matthewlai wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:15 pm
We do still need to pay for the resources and I'm afraid this one will be a bit hard to justify.
Despite my prejudice and all that, I sincerely hope that next time you guys are going to pay for a test like a thousand games at 3 hours TC, think twice or better ask on forums.
by noobpwnftw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

People are using books in the first place in order to save time on the clock and because maybe you can get better moves with more time. That we can adapt, provided that we have a book move, we can still let the engine search for whatever time it may take and only change the move during actual play,...
by noobpwnftw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

If the book is top notch and always selects the optimal move, no current program without any book (or armed with an inferior one) will win a match against SF10. I doubt SF10 would defeat SF8 under such conditions. That said sf plays excellently from any number of very low ply openings), I do think ...
by noobpwnftw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

Either way, this proves my point that by introducing diversity to the opening moves does not seem to harm an engine's performance in any way, even if the engine is a perfect player. It doesn't prove anything of the sort. (And which 'ways' are you distinguishing here anyway?) The existence of a sing...
by noobpwnftw
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

Well the "nearly" here is a form of compromise to truth because if we have perfect knowledge then the chances that "nearly" happens is zero. So that means than a perfect player would perform very poorly from nearly won positions, almost never be able to convert one into a win, and always quickly le...
by noobpwnftw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

that's like saying Berlin is inferior to French, one could also make an argument saying that they are exactly equivalent and if some statistics are favoring one over the other, then those statistics are flawed, which both can be verified only if chess is solved. No. Solving Chess would only make th...
by noobpwnftw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

There is no hard proof that by introducing diversity to its opening moves "weakens" the engine in any way, that's like saying Berlin is inferior to French, one could also make an argument saying that they are exactly equivalent and if some statistics are favoring one over the other, then those stati...
by noobpwnftw
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 42051

Re: Alphazero news

I will reply just shortly, as I am a bit bored nailing down every detail of what I posted, and I have in les than an hour a dinner outside. Don't you see that it is virtually impossible to make it "fair" when one is the direct result of a statistical fitter over a defined set while one is not, and ...