Is computer chess dieing?

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Is computer chess dieing?

Post by jmartus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:45 pm

It seams the only strong engines that get updated are clone engines.

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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by zullil » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:51 pm

jmartus wrote:It seams the only strong engines that get updated are clone engines.
Critter is a strong engine that was just updated.

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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by Harvey Williamson » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:00 pm

zullil wrote:
jmartus wrote:It seams the only strong engines that get updated are clone engines.
Critter is a strong engine that was just updated.
So is Junior.

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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by mclane » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:30 pm

and where is shredder or hiarcs ?
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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by carldaman » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:58 pm

jmartus wrote:It seams the only strong engines that get updated are clone engines.
Huh, what about the new Komodo? It's supposed to be very strong, maybe even the strongest.

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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by jmartus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:33 pm

looks like junior is barely stronger if any and second its already been highly discussed critter is very very similar to houdini.
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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by Graham Banks » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:41 pm

No - it's not dying.
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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by gerold » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:16 am

Graham Banks wrote:No - it's not dying.
Just getting starting good. :-)

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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by kgburcham » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:54 am

Huh, what about the new Komodo? It's supposed to be very strong, maybe even the strongest
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Re: Is computer chess dieing?

Post by kgburcham » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:04 am

Is computer chess dying?
sure it is.
Computer chess has changed in the 14 years I have been using programs.
My first was chessmaster and then Shredder 4 and then all others after that. no pirate and most not downloads so I could have the cd/dvd case for my collection.
I am mostly refering to the amount of top strong programmers involved.
Rybka cluster, Houdini, Critter are in a class by themselves, all others that show up on raceday are racing for second place.
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