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which engine will be #1 at december 2012?

Poll ended at Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:05 pm

Houdini
35
40%
Critter
22
25%
Komodo
19
22%
Rybka
11
13%
Shredder
1
1%
 
Total votes: 88

MM
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#1 engine in 2012

Post by MM » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:05 pm

Hi, which engine do you think it will be the #1 engine at the end of 2012?

Regards
MM

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by gerold » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:25 am

MM wrote:Hi, which engine do you think it will be the #1 engine at the end of 2012?

Regards
I will go with Critter. Richard has been working pretty study on it and it is improving. Critter 1.4 looks to be very close to Houdini 2 now.

Best,
Gerold.

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by h1a8 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:52 am

MM wrote:Hi, which engine do you think it will be the #1 engine at the end of 2012?

Regards
Rybka most likely should be. I think Vas is going to put out a strong version to top everyone else by a decent margin. This would make his cluster version seem even stronger and will make him some money.

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by MM » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:24 am

Hi,
thanks for contribution.

I'm in trouble to have an opinion, many engines could sit at the top next year, but it depends by several factors...if just i was forced to bet something, i would bet on Houdini. Houdart is very skilled.

Best Regards
MM

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by Sean Evans » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:31 am

MM wrote:Hi, which engine do you think it will be the #1 engine at the end of 2012?

Regards
Depends on how you define #1?!

1. Most plagarized?
2. Highest ELO?
3. Price?
4. Availability?
5. Compatibility with GUI's?
6. Etc...

The poll question is to vague, thus the results are meaningless.

Cordially,

Sean

MM
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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by MM » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:56 am

Sean Evans wrote:
MM wrote:Hi, which engine do you think it will be the #1 engine at the end of 2012?

Regards
Depends on how you define #1?!

1. Most plagarized?
2. Highest ELO?
3. Price?
4. Availability?
5. Compatibility with GUI's?
6. Etc...

The poll question is to vague, thus the results are meaningless.

Cordially,

Sean
The results of a poll are anyway meaningless but the interest in people opinion.

For your satisfaction i could make a poll about the fairer top programmer but i think i would be quickly massacred by many people lol.

Regards
MM

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by mwyoung » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:40 pm

Only 6 votes for Rybka.

I remember when Rybka and it's minions here and on other sites controlled the thoughts and speech of all....

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by Terry McCracken » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:41 pm

mwyoung wrote:Only 6 votes for Rybka.

I remember when Rybka and it's minions here and on other sites controlled the thoughts and speech of all....
Rybka is going down and so is Houdini.
Terry McCracken

MM
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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by MM » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:24 am

Terry McCracken wrote:
mwyoung wrote:Only 6 votes for Rybka.

I remember when Rybka and it's minions here and on other sites controlled the thoughts and speech of all....
Rybka is going down and so is Houdini.
i read that Vas said that a Rybka 5 beta should start testing at early 2012. This could mean that it will start in autumn 2012 (lol) but anyway, considering that is true, Rybka 5 could be ready, at best, around may-june 2012 (i don't think so soon anyway) and it will have to come back around 60 points to Houdini.
Considering that probably Houdart, Vida and Komodo's team will work for something better and will release something not far from this date, Rybka should come back around 80/100 points. Mission impossible?

Regards
MM

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Re: #1 engine in 2012

Post by lkaufman » Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:25 am

mwyoung wrote:Only 6 votes for Rybka.

I remember when Rybka and it's minions here and on other sites controlled the thoughts and speech of all....
I believe that Vas can make Rybka number 1 again, if he drops concerns about cloning. But if he holds back ideas for his rental project, it will be difficult for Rybka to be number 1. I think Vas is the best chess programmer of all, but not by so much as to give this handicap to the rest. It would be like Carlsen trying to give pawn and move to the Elite.

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