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Post by brinan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:18 am

7pm, Wednesday 14th July, 2010 (UTC+1/GMT+1/British Summer Time).

Igorrit 0086v7 v Stockfish 1.8

I've written code to read the Arena engines' log as it is being updated. The code intermittently uploads extracted moves to be prepared for display by, a tweaked, iChess.de (v0.99), copyright Felix Fuernhammer.

This notice is a statement of intention, and if things go wrong, sorry in advance.

Only Firefox has been used in testing. Feedback from other browser users would be particularly welcome.

You might be aware of my current thread 90-minute Engine Matches.

Thanks for your interest.
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Post by brinan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:54 pm

For those watching, evaluations are incorrect.

Moves okay though (so far).
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Post by brinan » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:13 pm

It gets worse!

Stockfish is Black (and puts itself .64 ahead after its 13th move).

The live display will continue in spite of all the misinformation.
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Re: Live Game Notice

Post by beachknight » Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:55 am

Just had a quick look at your site, Brian.

Wonderful presentation.

Stockfish 1.8's handling of the French is very instructive.

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Post by brinan » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:39 pm

Harun

Have to say, when Stockfish handled the French as Black in game two, it seemed to lose its way after 15. .. c4.

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Post by brinan » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:50 pm

2.30pm, Tuesday 27th July, 2010 (UTC+1/GMT+1/British Summer Time).

Igorrit 0086v7 v Stockfish 1.8

Stockfish needs to win both remaining games in order to take over Igorrit's rank.

Recoded the processing of Arena's debug file. Seems to be working.

I can but hope.
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Post by hgm » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:31 pm

Note that WinBoard supports a similar functionality, which I am currently using to broadcast the games of one of my tourneys here.

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Post by brinan » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:40 pm

hgm wrote:Note that WinBoard supports a similar functionality, which I am currently using to broadcast the games of one of my tourneys here.
Not clear what you mean by similar functionality. Arena GUI is not, itself, allowing me to broadcast live. I had to write code to read its debug file, gather move data, then upload to website.

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Re: Live Game Notice

Post by alpha123 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:04 pm

brinan wrote:
hgm wrote:Note that WinBoard supports a similar functionality, which I am currently using to broadcast the games of one of my tourneys here.
Not clear what you mean by similar functionality. Arena GUI is not, itself, allowing me to broadcast live. I had to write code to read its debug file, gather move data, then upload to website.

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I think He means similar functionality to what Arena + your script/program does.

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Post by hgm » Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:22 pm

Indeed. WinBoard can be configured to write moves and key data (depth, score, time) in a very compact form on a file, updated every move. So that the viewer browser scripts can download it periodically.

So you still need an external viewer, bit you don't need special server software to extract moves from a log file. WinBoard does that for you.

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