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by MonteCarlo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: No progress part I
Replies: 12
Views: 2765

Re: No progress part I

I have never been sure this combination is even correct. The idea is very simple, but the details are reallly extremely complicated. I guess someone will have studied and likely posted it here already. Can someone provide a link? I've never understood what made Botwinnik think that this position is...
by MonteCarlo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov on Embracing AI
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Re: Kasparov on Embracing AI

It would be like my saying in a conversation about the middle ages "Today's infant mortality rates are much, much lower than they were in the middle ages." and getting a reply "You must be joking! Infant mortality rates were lower than that long ago!" That analogy isn't correct. Kasparov's statemen...
by MonteCarlo
Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov on Embracing AI
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Re: Kasparov on Embracing AI

Yes, but the point is that nothing about that is a joke or incorrect from Kasparov. Saying "These days free chess-playing programs is (sic) better at chess than Deep Blue" does NOT imply that they only recently became better. When I talk to people who only really know about computer chess from all ...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov on Embracing AI
Replies: 18
Views: 3156

Re: Kasparov on Embracing AI

Yes, but the point is that nothing about that is a joke or incorrect from Kasparov. Saying "These days free chess-playing programs is (sic) better at chess than Deep Blue" does NOT imply that they only recently became better. When I talk to people who only really know about computer chess from all t...
by MonteCarlo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What happend to TCEC?
Replies: 156
Views: 28044

Re: What happend to TCEC?

@Dann:

Yeah, I would agree with your further points as well.

One minor correction: TCEC 9 did not use 44 cores until after Jonny was gone (just the superfinal).

Jonny "only" had 20 cores to work with in that tournament :)
by MonteCarlo
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What happend to TCEC?
Replies: 156
Views: 28044

Re: What happend to TCEC?

I may very well regret jumping in here, since things seem a bit tense, but here goes :D First, the talk of probability is interesting, as it tends to be. To be fair, though, in the coin case we're leaving out some very important information: the prior. If we knew that unbiased coins outnumbered bias...
by MonteCarlo
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish on OpenBenchmarking.org
Replies: 7
Views: 1424

Re: Stockfish on OpenBenchmarking.org

Well, you're not wrong, though :)

Unless I'm missing something when looking at how they run that benchmark, they just call bench with no parameters, so it's only going to be a single-threaded test anyway.

Cheers!
by MonteCarlo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Conceptual question on aspiration windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Conceptual question on aspiration windows

Ok, that makes good sense.

Thanks much for the replies!
by MonteCarlo
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Conceptual question on aspiration windows
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Conceptual question on aspiration windows

I had a quick general question about aspiration windows and the improvement they provide over alpha-beta with a full window. Does search with aspiration windows only improve over alpha-beta with a full window if move ordering for the latter is not perfect? I've always just assumed the narrower windo...