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by konsolas
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Near-random movers
Replies: 21
Views: 7561

Re: Near-random movers

This joke paper might actually be useful for you. The source code has a load of different random and near-random strategies implemented.

http://tom7.org/chess/weak.pdf
by konsolas
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: fseek problem files >2Gb (32-bit compile)
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Re: fseek problem files >2Gb (32-bit compile)

If you're on windows, you could also switch to c++ (std::ifstream supports all this natively) or use the windows API directly (CreateFile)
by konsolas
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The problem with adjudication based on score
Replies: 26
Views: 7175

Re: The problem with adjudication based on score

1.hxg7, Rg8; 2.Kb1, Rc7; 3.Kc1, R8xg7; 4. Kd1, Rh7; 5.Rg1, Rh2; 6.Ke2, Rgh7; 7.Kf1, Rh1; 8.Rxh1, Rxh1+; 9.Ke2, Rh2; 10.Kf1, Kf6 seems to win? nope. after 4 Rh7, white exchanges rooks and the impenetrable by stalemate fortress is on, as in the main line Yes - I realised this too late and couldn't ed...
by konsolas
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The problem with adjudication based on score
Replies: 26
Views: 7175

Re: The problem with adjudication based on score

Nice! Have you considered PR'ing that change to the main version?
by konsolas
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The problem with adjudication based on score
Replies: 26
Views: 7175

Re: The problem with adjudication based on score

Do any engines correctly score



to be a draw?
by konsolas
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Positional and Tactical
Replies: 6
Views: 2350

Re: Positional and Tactical

How about adding lots and lots of unsound pruning? For example, futility pruning with a margin of 32cp * depth, or maybe late move pruning at a low movecount at all depths, null move pruning with a very high reduction (say depth over 2), and also disable all search extensions. This also has the adva...
by konsolas
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 7-men Syzygy attempt
Replies: 588
Views: 173119

Re: 7-men Syzygy attempt

Is there a specification for the file format used by Syzygy which could be used to independently write probing code? Yup. Right here: https://github.com/syzygy1/tb I appreciate the effort, but there is no specification for the file format there, especially not for 7-man tablebases as the probing co...
by konsolas
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 7-men Syzygy attempt
Replies: 588
Views: 173119

Re: 7-men Syzygy attempt

Is there a specification for the file format used by Syzygy which could be used to independently write probing code?
by konsolas
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Elo World, a framework forbenchmarking weak chess engines
Replies: 9
Views: 4123

Re: Elo World, a framework forbenchmarking weak chess engines

I'm pleasantly surprised that Topple turned up in that paper. It's pretty funny too :)
by konsolas
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Topple 0.5.0
Replies: 6
Views: 2338

Topple 0.5.0

I've finally got a new release together, this time with what is hopefully a significant strength increase (+100 elo?) Changelog and binaries can be found on the GitHub page: https://github.com/konsolas/ToppleChess/releases/tag/v0.5.0 I've decided to ditch Lazy SMP and instead use YBWC, as it seems t...