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by MonteCarlo
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero Elo
Replies: 34
Views: 6892

Re: LCZero Elo

As Kai pointed out later in that post, his GPU is getting very, very low rollouts per second. The CPU version of Leela was much faster on his machine, and only performed about -119 rating to Zurichess. Also, that was with network id 44, which is already substantially weaker than the strongest curren...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crown!
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: GM Caruana won the candidates! Got a shot for World Crow

Yeah, Fabiano lived for the first 12 or 13 (can't remember which offhand) years of his life in the US before his family moved to Europe for the greater chess opportunities it afforded. If I remember correctly, even when he played for Italy he lived elsewhere in Europe (Spain and Hungary, maybe?). He...
by MonteCarlo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 56223

Re: LCZero update

Yeah, it really needs a decent amount of time to avoid getting completely confused. I decided to put up with the delays of slow mode at play.lczero.org (there is candidates to watch during the delay :) ), and this was the game: https://lichess.org/8idDxNek I didn't even attempt to play correct chess...
by MonteCarlo
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: LCZero update
Replies: 266
Views: 56223

Re: LCZero update

I played a few games against it, and yeah, it's especially uneven at such fast time controls. When I steer the game into closed maneuvering, its play stays fairly reasonable, but if you just go after it with a bunch of threats it just collapses. I'm not sure how much of that is the super-fast time c...
by MonteCarlo
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 2 testpositions
Replies: 19
Views: 3088

Re: 2 testpositions

What's so hard about position 2? FEN: 7q/b1p5/1p1Npkb1/pPP2ppP/P1P5/3B2P1/5P1R/K3R3 w - - 0 1 Stockfish_18021223_x64_bmi2: 1/1 00:00 96 48k +8.55 h5xg6 2/2 00:00 152 76k +8.55 h5xg6 Qh8xh2 3/3 00:00 208 104k +8.55 h5xg6 Qh8xh2 Re1xe6+ Kf6xe6 4/4 00:00 264 132k +8.55 h5xg6 Qh8xh2 Re1xe6+ Kf6xe6 5/5 0...
by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Connect 4 AlphaZero implemented using Python...
Replies: 9
Views: 5186

Re: Connect 4 AlphaZero implemented using Python...

Well, to be fair, that was some...let's say, "artful" quoting, inserting a period where there was none.

Robin only claimed that checkers is much simpler than chess, not that it was simple, period.

That's a pretty big difference :)
by MonteCarlo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Secret of Chess
Replies: 246
Views: 53099

Re: First Review

As an outsider to this disagreement, I can say that I would prefer that none of the involved parties leave or be banned. Everyone involved so far has made contributions to the forums that I enjoyed/appreciated/found informative, and I'd rather not see any of that go away (there is at least one perso...
by MonteCarlo
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Stockfish Handicap Test
Replies: 28
Views: 3563

Re: Stockfish Handicap Test

As long as we're nitpicking, there were at least 3 distinct openings (depending on how you count subvariations) played in the 10 published games (Ruy Lopez, Classical French, Queen's Indian).

:D
by MonteCarlo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.
Replies: 42
Views: 9107

Re: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.

A0 is well below 3300Elo at 5min/game TC as shown in the very same paper about it . (my emphasis added) This claim you did make, and that cannot simply be read or deduced from the paper. Again, I'm not disputing that it's possible that SF is stronger, even much stronger, than A0 at G/5 with Cerebel...
by MonteCarlo
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.
Replies: 42
Views: 9107

Re: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.

Well, re: the "as shown in the very same paper" bit, let's not go too crazy :) Nothing in the paper indicates that A0 loses several hundred points relative to SF at game in 5 minutes (for that matter, such a time control is not discussed at all). The only part of the paper remotely close to talking ...