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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by Evert » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:29 am

Graham Banks wrote: Evert - am I right in assuming that Jazz 721 is still the latest official version?
I see on your website that Jazz 799 is marked as a beta.
Correct. My intention was to follow it up with an "official" release once the SMP was tested a bit.
From my notes, there are quite a few changes to evaluation and search between 721 and 799, so it should be stronger in single-core mode as well. I'll need to run a test to see by how much though.

Other changes are that the split UCI/WB versions are now merged in a single program (easier for me to keep both updated), and it can be configured to use Gaviota tablebases. This is mainly for testing end game heuristics.

Anyway, I didn't find the time to update the release version as planned. I'll try to find some time in the next few days.

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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by Evert » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:31 am

Martin Thoresen wrote:
Evert wrote: All that said, I'd think Jazz is still a bit too weak to play with the "big boys". :)
You never know. :wink:
Hehe. :)
Well, I've known Jazz to win a solid and convincing game against Hannibal in one of the OpenWar tournaments (Hannibal won, only having lost one game), and I've seen it hold its own against Crafty in my own testing a few times.

However, it doesn't do so consistently.

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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by FriedmannC » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Probably a beta Houdini 5 beta will participate :D

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Post by Vinvin » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:40 pm

FriedmannC wrote:Probably a beta Houdini 5 beta will participate :D
I hope so ! If not, Stockfish will win too easily :-)

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Post by FriedmannC » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Not if Deep Rybka 4.2 shows up! :twisted:

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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:29 pm

FriedmannC wrote:Not if Deep Rybka 4.2 shows up! :twisted:
Yep and Lady Gaga will operate it most probably :lol:
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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by gleperlier » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:14 am

Hello,
What is the List of participants so far ?

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Post by Martin Thoresen » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:18 am

gleperlier wrote:Hello,
What is the List of participants so far ?
Hi Gabriel,

The list of participants will be revealed soon. I do not want to reveal it until I am confident that the participating engines are stable. :)

PS: It will be announced here first: https://www.facebook.com/tcec.chess

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Re: To engine programmers: next TCEC Season starting in ~ 1m

Post by Gusev » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:24 pm

Will Protector play?

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Post by lucasart » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:21 pm

Gusev wrote:Will Protector play?
I hope so. It would be a farce if closed source IvanHone clones are allowed to compete, while an original and open source enging like Protector is not.
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