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by konsolas
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Does Syzygy WDL Probe Do Anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

Re: Does Syzygy WDL Probe Do Anything?

In games with tablebase adjudication, only the WDL probe has any effect on strength, as only WDL tables are used in search. Generally the effect is small (in the order of 10-20 elo).
by konsolas
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL Chess Engine Match Standards. How obsolete are they?
Replies: 70
Views: 14496

Re: CCRL Chess Engine Match Standards. How obsolete are they?

I admire CCRL's commitment to their scientific approach of benchmarking and standardising time controls to ensure consistent conditions across all their games. Whether or not the list is called 40/40 or 40/20 is just nitpicking given its history and the fact that the "40" is immediately explained at...
by konsolas
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Summer time - how does your PC cooling solution perform?
Replies: 25
Views: 3667

Re: Summer time - how does your PC cooling solution perform?

My i5 8400 running 5 concurrent games is running at around 70 C, but the situation in the UK is nowhere as crazy as the rest of europe at the moment.
by konsolas
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2019
Replies: 460
Views: 140249

Re: New engine releases 2019

Topple 0.7.1: https://github.com/konsolas/ToppleChess ... tag/v0.7.1

Elo gains mainly for SMP.
by konsolas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Bottom CCRL 40/4
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Bottom CCRL 40/4

Oh I see, sorry; didn't realise DanaSah RDN was a random mover at first.
by konsolas
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Bottom CCRL 40/4
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

Re: Bottom CCRL 40/4

I do wonder where a pure random mover (that knows the rules) would come on CCRL 40/4
by konsolas
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Explanation of the Cute Chess message 'connection stalls'
Replies: 15
Views: 3262

Re: Explanation of the Cute Chess message 'connection stalls'

Do you implement UCI or Xboard?

Your engine needs to respond to the appropriate protocol's "ping" command.

In the case of UCI, you need to respond to "isready", even if you are searching.
by konsolas
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Explanation of the Cute Chess message 'connection stalls'
Replies: 15
Views: 3262

Re: Explanation of the Cute Chess message 'connection stalls'

Your engine is probably crashing.

Try entering one of the positions where "the connection stalls" manually into your engine to see if it exits or does something strange.
by konsolas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2019
Replies: 460
Views: 140249

Re: New engine releases 2019

Topple 0.7.0: https://github.com/konsolas/ToppleChess ... tag/v0.7.0

No more illegal moves?
by konsolas
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: is LVA as in MVV-LVA useless ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2828

Re: is LVA as in MVV-LVA useless ?

It's strange that SEE is still used to differentiate good captures from bad captures, yet its score somehow isn't useful in ordering the moves.