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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Edsel Apostol » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:33 am

Hi Daniel,

It is a good idea. But I think I could win that by releasing a new version every week with a 5 elo point improvement than the last version. :)

Maybe you should add a minimum elo improvement to add 20 points. Maybe 20 elo points would do. :)

By the way, I have not seen any updates to the engine testing in the superchessengine web page anymore.

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Daniel Charles » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:40 am

You are right Edsel

at least 20-30 elo improvement between each release :D:D

For the New Release I will try to update every 2 weeks ...

Will try a new system to update without spending too much time on it :D

Engine testing is back and on 8 cpu this time . Just update your old pages on superchessengine.com :D

I put recently Zappa Mexico Gauntlets, Naum 2.2 SMP, Strelka , and will post New UCI engines released in September


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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Edsel Apostol » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:05 am

Edited. I was wrong.

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Michael Sherwin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:19 am

Tony Thomas wrote:By those calculations Romichess is the weakest. Michael is the first computer program ever written by god estimated at approximately eleventy trillion years.
Tony, lay off of the booze! :lol:

My formula for calculating the strength of a chess program is ELO/IQ. By that formula, RomiChess's strength is almost infinite! :lol:

I guess that's better than undefined! 8-)
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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Zach Wegner » Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:55 am

I'm 19. I win. (In case you didn't know, my engine is 3100+ rated.)

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Edsel Apostol » Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:54 am

Hi Zach,

I wonder what's the name of your engine. Don't tell me it's Toga SMP. :)

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by ilari » Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:41 am

Edsel Apostol wrote:By the way, welcome to the club with your engine Sloppy. You should add UCI. It is a much easier protocol to implement.
Thanks. Well, I've already added pretty much complete support for Xboard/Winboard protover 2, so easy of implementation isn't an issue. I chose Xboard because I like the philosophy that a chess engine is a chess player. A chess player chooses his own opening moves, how he evaluates positions, and how many brain cells he wants to use. Sloppy's code is highly modular though (eg. the Xboard protocol has its own module), so adding UCI support shouldn't be a difficult task.

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by nczempin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:01 am

ilari wrote:A chess player chooses his own opening moves, how he evaluates positions, and how many brain cells he wants to use.
Wow, can you show me that trick one day?
:D

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by Edsel Apostol » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:18 am

You can still use your own book in UCI mode, but I think learning will be hard as it doesn't have the result command.

It is possible that two protocols can be supported in one executable, this way, you can have the best of both protocols.

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Re: Strongest Chess Engine

Post by ilari » Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:50 am

nczempin wrote:
ilari wrote:A chess player chooses his own opening moves, how he evaluates positions, and how many brain cells he wants to use.
Wow, can you show me that trick one day?
:D
Sure, all we need is a lot of booze.

It is possible that two protocols can be supported in one executable, this way, you can have the best of both protocols.
I'm planning to add UCI support. It's not a high-priority update though.

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