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by MonteCarlo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 111
Views: 11296

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

This will be quite interesting indeed; thanks to the Komodo team and chess.com for putting on the event! This match is getting far more advance publicity than we imagined. Hundreds of comments on Facebook, chess.com etc. Most people expect a lopsided result, they just don't agree on who will be the ...
by MonteCarlo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules

I've put way too much time into chess and enjoy it too much to spend a lot of time in other games, but in terms (complexity of play)/(simplicity of rules), I've always been even more partial to hex than go.

It has a much smaller community than either chess or go, though.
by MonteCarlo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 199
Views: 16035

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

Total playouts. Thats actually full games, so a "node" means something completely different from SF's nodes. You're comparing apples to oranges here. This is simply wrong. Leela does not perform playouts of the whole game in its search. A playout means navigating from the root via the PUCT algorith...
by MonteCarlo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 199
Views: 16035

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

Another important thing to keep in mind is that humans do quite a lot of computations themselves; it's just that we're consciously aware of very few of them. With engines, we're aware of all that they have to do to play high-level chess, which can make it seem like a more drastic difference than it ...
by MonteCarlo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 199
Views: 16035

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

To be honest all that has changed from the origins of chess until today is the hardware. :?: So, no software improvements at all? On equal hardware, I should expect Fritz 10 to hold its own with SF 11, or, sticking with the same engine across time, SF 5 to hold its own with SF 11? It's almost as if...
by MonteCarlo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Stockfish of shogi
Replies: 28
Views: 6582

Re: The Stockfish of shogi

On qhapaq's site the listed ELO for dolphin1/orqha1018 is 4393. AlphaZero[1] Shogi's ELO is apparently around 4400, and DeepMind's MuZero[2] apparently has a shogi ELO of about 4700. I had to eyeball those last two since I can't see an explict ELO figure given - presumably I'm overlooking something...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Turning off 50-move draw rule in Stockfish & other engines
Replies: 42
Views: 4591

Re: Turning off 50-move draw rule in Stockfish & other engines

If we're just wanting to test the idea, it seems it might be simpler to find a difficult TB position where the conversion is ,say, 30 moves away (or some such depth), and see if SF finds the win faster with 50-move ply counter set to 0 than with it at 39, instead of trying to make absolutely sure th...
by MonteCarlo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 431
Views: 48695

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

That output is expected score in hundredths of a percent, so it thinks white's best is an expected score of just under 26%
by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: mmt Vs. Ovyron (G4 D5 BG2)
Replies: 662
Views: 52069

Re: mmt Vs. Ovyron (G4 D5 BG2)

As a minor note, it seems the move order in the game updates got changed somewhere along the way (too lazy to track down exactly where).

Game started 1.g4 d5 2.Bg2, but game updates are showing 1.g4 d5 2.c4 as the beginning.

:D
by MonteCarlo
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lomonosov - what is the mate-distance...
Replies: 16
Views: 2850

Re: Lomonosov - what is the mate-distance...

It's not that the syzygy tables are "wrong" simpliciter or unreliable.

They're DTZ, not DTM, and DTZ-optimal play will very often not be DTM-optimal.

Since the OP wanted to know shortest forced mate, offering a DTZ-optimal solution from syzygy didn't help him much :)