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by pijl
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 51833

Re: World Computer Chess Championship

The journalist is Leontxo Garcia, he is considered the best chess journalist in Spanish. Leontxo has the sufficient level to comment technically the games, but in addition his retransmissions are amusing because he counts numerous interesting anecdotes related to chess. Yes, that's the one. Thx Ped...
by pijl
Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 51833

Re: World Computer Chess Championship

As I've participated in many different tournaments over time, and organized a few of them as well I like to put my 2 cents on my perspective. I'll try to structure them around a few topics. Hardware Anything goes in ICGA, although there is also uniform platform competitions. The main difference with...
by pijl
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cerebellum, correspondence chess and me
Replies: 63
Views: 12191

Re: Cerebellum, correspondence chess and me

What do You think about this message in SF forum: "sign up with ICCF and let stockfish make ALL the moves with no intervention on human part - in all probability your rating will not go over 2200" This statement is probably true, although it may depend a little on the amount of time/processors you ...
by pijl
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Version of The Baron (3.42)
Replies: 12
Views: 4505

Re: New Version of The Baron (3.42)

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:Thank you Richard, and Steve. I have a question. Please write what the option is for timeuse.
timeuse modifies the average amount of time taken for one move.
100 is the default, where 200 will allow twice as much time.
I'm often using the value 120 so perhaps I should change the default :-)
by pijl
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Version of The Baron (3.42)
Replies: 12
Views: 4505

Re: New Version of The Baron (3.42)

I noticed that the default values in the .ini file were not the same as the values in the UCI dialogue. Which one should one use? The values specified in the Baron.ini will be used in the UCI dialogue as the default value. It might be that the commented out values in baron.ini do no longer reflect ...
by pijl
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New Version of The Baron (3.42)
Replies: 12
Views: 4505

Re: New Version of The Baron (3.42)

Ok, in other testpositions the kns are higher with the new version. It seems to me the search is not so depth. Version 3.41 was compiled with a VS 2017 professional prerelease with PGO on. After expiry of that trial license I had to revert back to VS 2017 Community that does not support PGO. So 3.4...
by pijl
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Wasp and The Baron -- a plea
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Wasp and The Baron -- a plea

I will release a 32-bits version of the Baron 3.42, as well as the regular 64-bits version and if there is any interest I will also release a raspberry pi version for it as well. I could release a linux 32 and 64-bits version, but initial tests have shown me that the windows version with wine is fas...
by pijl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Baron - Latest Version Released
Replies: 44
Views: 10426

Re: The Baron 3.41 configuration

Werner wrote: Are you sure?
Apparently I should not be. I'll check this a bit more carefully.
by pijl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Baron - Latest Version Released
Replies: 44
Views: 10426

Re: The Baron 3.41 configuration

I did try version 2.23 some time ago, but it did not seem any better than 1.7.0 and did not have a native linux version like 1.7.0 A 32 bit Windows version and a 64 bit linux version of the new engine would both be useful to me if the Syzygy problem is fixed. Enjoy it. By the way, 2.23 is tested by...
by pijl
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Baron - Latest Version Released
Replies: 44
Views: 10426

Re: The Baron 3.41 configuration

Now after I specified the same folder for The Baron for DTZ too, it still shows just 8.x scores here in the given K+NB - K endgame. This is in Winboard. Do I need them in a separate folder Richard? The szdtzpath is actually ignored. syzygypath is used for both wdl and dtz files. Note that the 8.x s...