Any News on another TCEC season ?

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Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by PaulieD » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:51 am

Seems to be very quiet, not even rumors brewing :D

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by gerold » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:40 pm

PaulieD wrote:Seems to be very quiet, not even rumors brewing :D
Gone Flew the coop hahahahahaha. :lol:

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by whereagles » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:04 am

Well, here's a rumor: (by me, right now.. :D)

Absence of any news from Martin hints at a likely end to the project. Season 8 was supposed to be played with a new 32-core machine, and funding was being sought-after. Possibly, it fizzled. Still, the 16-core machine is still there (I think), so starting off the season with the latest engine updates should be simple, leaving the hardware upgrade to season 9 or 10.

Sure, there could have been a message on this, but sometimes silence is the best choice. It certainly saves space on your e-mailbox.

Anyway, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Martin for the seasons already played. It was quality time for me. But we do need a replacement :) Lots of people here run games between top engines. Is there anyone interested in cloning the web-cast concept? (Don't ask me - not a computer geek nor do I have the time... ;) )

Cheers!

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by Henk » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:43 am

Yes they already called it the real world chess championship. I doubt if the Olympic games started this way too long time ago. Maybe if you pay the tournament director they can give your engine an extra secret time slice. If that increases the sales of your engine it would be a minor investment for only top position counts.

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by lucasart » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:12 am

TCEC appears to be dead :(

Oh well. I'm sure someone else can setup an online retransmission of games played on his machine, to replace TCEC.
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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by Peter Berger » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:24 pm

Which goes to show that people should better play it slow before giving some private event "official status".

ICGA events may leave a lot of things to be desired, but they place responsbility where it is due, namely to the competitors.

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by S.Taylor » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:41 pm

lucasart wrote:TCEC appears to be dead :(
Things tend to die without warning.

CAn't he just come on and say

"It's dead!"?

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by Modern Times » Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:28 pm

Well, I'm not sure that it is dead yet, that is just speculation.
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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by gerold » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:44 pm

Peter Berger wrote:Which goes to show that people should better play it slow before giving some private event "official status".

ICGA events may leave a lot of things to be desired, but they place responsbility where it is due, namely to the competitors.
Thanks for your view Peter. I agree.

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Re: Any News on another TCEC season ?

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Thu Jun 18, 2015 5:59 pm

Peter Berger wrote:Which goes to show that people should better play it slow before giving some private event "official status".

ICGA events may leave a lot of things to be desired, but they place responsbility where it is due, namely to the competitors.
Fully agreed here regarding the first statement....
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