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by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

Speaking of cute draws (not as cute as yours, though)... [pgn][Event "Computer chess game"] [Date "2017.09.10"] [White "Fizbo19x64"] [Black "Komodo-9.02-64bit"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "C54"] [Opening "Giuoco Pianissimo"] [Time "03:40:37"] [Variation "5.d3 a6"] [TimeControl "60+3"] [Termination "nor...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

SF8 thinks that Black's 25th move was the moment when iCE made a mistake - played 25... b4 (0.00) instead of 25... Ra7 (-1.23) and allowed Fizbo to force a draw. For White's 26th move, with contempt set to 100 and MultiPV to 4, SF gives 26. Rxh6 as the only move that's not worse than -1.00 (i.e. the...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

Amazing!!! :o I'll now show this game to SF 8 to find out if the draw was inevitable. If iCE had feelings, it would be so happy with the outcome. Thanks for gathering several aggressive engines in the same division of the series - I'll keep an eye on the PGN links that you'll be posting. This divisi...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

Thanks for the link, that game was brilliant! Fizbo definitely has a talent for pawn promotion tactics. It often sees an opportunity to give up a minor piece when it allows to create connected passers that are worth a rook. It looks as though its static eval gives more importance to passers than tho...
by Tony P.
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: But Fizbo have a big technical problem!

But the last TCEC version of Hakkapeliitta lost a lot of tactical power to the available release version before. Thanks for the tip! By the 'available release', do you mean v. 3 ( the Github master branch - that's where I downloaded it from) or an earlier version (which one)? It does look aggressiv...
by Tony P.
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine "Roc"
Replies: 93
Views: 28250

Re: New engine "Roc"

The non-HNI* binary of Roc 0.9 crashes instantly when I try to install it as a UCI engine in Arena 3.5.1 build 2861 under Windows 7 Home Premium x64. * I have to use non-HNI builds because my Intel Core i7-2600QM is a Sandy Bridge and supports POPCNT but not BMI2. The 0.9 binary can install itself a...
by Tony P.
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mark Lefler and irma
Replies: 43
Views: 8239

Re: Mark Lefler and irma

Good luck to Mark with getting the power back soon. It looks like this may take a week, as there's reportedly a record number of outages in the state, affecting the majority of its population :cry:
by Tony P.
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: Fizbo 1.9 released

[pgn][Event "Computer chess game"] [Date "2017.09.09"] [White "Equinox 3.30-x64"] [Black "Fizbo19x64"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D31"] [Opening "Semi-Slav"] [Time "23:52:39"] [Variation "Noteboom, 5.a4"] [TimeControl "180+3"] [Termination "normal"] [PlyCount "167"] [WhiteType "program"] [BlackType "progr...
by Tony P.
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fizbo 1.9 released
Replies: 57
Views: 16806

Re: Fizbo 1.9 released

Thanks so much for this original engine!!! Which program do you regard as the best opponent for Fizbo in terms of the potential for tactical entertainment value? I terminate the game as soon as it starts looking too drawish or balanced :D In most of the below games, I manually put in the first 1-5 m...
by Tony P.
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Using GAN to play chess
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: Using GAN to play chess

Curiously, David Pfau and Oriol Vinyals, who're working for DeepMind, have pointed out the close connection between GANs and actor-critic reinforcement learning methods, and the latter have been shown to be efficient at outperforming humans at video games.