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Piotr Cichy
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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Piotr Cichy » Sun May 11, 2008 10:51 am

Tony Thomas wrote:Update 10, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
Nesik 0.7.0 (decently strong engine, but lose on time against stronger engines, playable)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)
Tony, I use Nesik frequently for testing nanoSzachy. I know it has problems with pondering, but in ponder off Nesik is quite stable!

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Sun May 11, 2008 11:28 am

Piotr Cichy wrote:
Tony Thomas wrote:Update 10, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
Nesik 0.7.0 (decently strong engine, but lose on time against stronger engines, playable)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)
Tony, I use Nesik frequently for testing nanoSzachy. I know it has problems with pondering, but in ponder off Nesik is quite stable!
That's why I made a special note saying that its playable. That's also the reason why I used green font, its still playing in my tournament. It doesnt have any major problems other than the occasional time loses..It was using around 200MB of hash, so I have lowered it, so hopefully it wont lose on time anymore.. I play ponder off by the way.

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Sun May 11, 2008 1:03 pm

Update 11, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
Nesik 0.7.0 (decently strong engine, but lose on time against stronger engines, playable)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)[/quote]

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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by swami » Sun May 11, 2008 1:16 pm

I don't find any problem with Nesik and Muriel. They are playing ok.

Tony, If you don't mind I will add the special section at my webpage about your engines no-play list, and will surely credit you.

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Mon May 12, 2008 5:02 am

swami wrote:I don't find any problem with Nesik and Muriel. They are playing ok.

Tony, If you don't mind I will add the special section at my webpage about your engines no-play list, and will surely credit you.

No problem Swami, you can add it to your website. You might want to update it frequently though. I think that the problems I have with Muriel and Nesik might be processor specific.

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Mon May 12, 2008 5:06 am

Update 12, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond. Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
Nesik 0.7.0 (decently strong engine, but lose on time against stronger engines, playable)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Tue May 13, 2008 2:10 pm

Update 13, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond. Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

Nesik is removed from the list. After I reduced the hash and adjusted the option in the config Ponder Possible to N, it hasnt lost on time. May be it doesnt listen to the ponder commands from the GUI..

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Tue May 13, 2008 5:17 pm

Update 14, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond. Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

Tony Thomas

Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Tony Thomas » Tue May 13, 2008 6:59 pm

Update 15, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time)
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond. Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)

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Re: Any success with these engines

Post by Jim Ablett » Tue May 13, 2008 7:11 pm

Tony Thomas wrote:Update 15, Tony's no play list

AKIBA 0.0 (version number not known) (moves too slow and loses on time) Jim is looking in to the problem as of nowJim is looking in to the problem as of now
Alice 0.35?? (frequent time losses, could be a cygwin problem)
Animats Chess 1.1.1.1 (not suitable for tournaments)
Apilchess 1.05 rev.1b (eternal pondering)
Arics 0.95 (does not move)
Bachess 1.3 (always runs out of time)
Babychess 11.1 (frequent crashes, illegal moves etc) Later versions not available..
Blitzer 2.0 (unexplainable time losses)
Brama 051204 (time losses)
Crux 5.0m (crashes about 10% of the time, decently strong engine)
Dendron 0.42 (frequent illegal moves)
Gringo 1.4.9 b(if the engine finds out that there is a mate, it just searches and searches until it loses on time, playable)
Jaksah 1.01 (time losses)
Kace 0.8.1 (time losses)
Knightmare BP (does not follow 3/0 or 1/1 time controls)
Joanna 2002 JA (time losses, about half of the games Joanna just doesnt move after out of book, if you restart the game it plays without problems, if you have enough time to sit through each Joanna game, you could restart the games were it doesnt respond.
Jim is looking in to the problem as of now)
MFchess 1.1 (time losses)
Muriel aka KDL chess 0.71 (time losses, could be hardware specific as others arent having problems)
NSVchess 0.14 (illegal move during compatibility test)
Trynyty 1.0 (bugs that I am scared to explain)
Zchess 2 from Eamonn Ramsay (loses on time, 100% of the time)
Zephyr 0.61 (time losses)
Joanna2002: Jim is looking in to the problem as of now
Yeh, right now! :)

Jim.

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