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Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Sergio Martinez » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:53 pm

Rules

- GUI : Arena 3.51
- Swiss system tournament by teams. The teams will consist of four engines from the same country. The engines that participate in the tournament will have to be classified in a previous classification tournament, that depending on the number of participants will have a system or another (round robin or swiss). In the main tournament there can be more than one team by country (example Germany A, B, C, etc.), the participation of these teams will also depend on the number of total engines.
- Time control: 40/40 (adapted to the CCRL benchmark).
- Ponder: off
- Threads : 1
- Default hash=256Mb,
- Endgame tablebases: Syzygy -- Nalimov -- Scorpio Bitbases -- Gaviota ---64Mb hash
- Resign is set to -5 for 3 consecutive moves where able.
- Updates will not be allowed during each tournament (each division)
- Open to all Winboard and UCI engines (free, private and commercial).
- The similarity tool will be used to determine whether or not an engine can participate (Engines allowed until 70% of moves match).
- Results will be rated only for engines already in the CCRL lists.
- All engines will use the same opening book limited to an 8 move depth.
- Engine authors can either post their wish for their engine to participate or contact through email (sergiomg24@hotmail.com) or private message. I will choose engines by myself too.
-Startdate of qualify tournament: When swiss tournament 40/40 finish
-Startdate of tournament: When Qualify finish
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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by brtzsnr » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:02 pm

Thank you for organizing all these turnaments. Please join Zurichess, too. Team Romania or Switzerland are both fine.

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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Sergio Martinez » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:36 pm

brtzsnr wrote:Thank you for organizing all these turnaments. Please join Zurichess, too. Team Romania or Switzerland are both fine.
Hi Alexandru

Count with Zurichess here :wink:

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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Carlos777 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Nice idea Sergio. I did this in the past and it is a lot of fun, although there are some doubts about engines' nationalities, like if Stockfish is italian or norwegian or Fritz should be representing USA or Czech Republic. What to do with Houdini, if there is no more belgian engines besides Sjeng. Some people who also did this type of tournaments, created a European team for those engines that do not have more partners with the same nationality, but to be sincere is kind of unfair. :)

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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Werner Taelemans » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 pm

Carlos777 wrote:What to do with Houdini, if there is no more belgian engines besides Sjeng.
'belofte' is another Belgian engine.

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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by AlvaroBegue » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:25 pm

Hi, Sergio. Please consider RuyDos if you are putting together a Spanish team.

Salud!
Álvaro.

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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Sergio Martinez » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:06 pm

Carlos777 wrote:Nice idea Sergio. I did this in the past and it is a lot of fun, although there are some doubts about engines' nationalities, like if Stockfish is italian or norwegian or Fritz should be representing USA or Czech Republic. What to do with Houdini, if there is no more belgian engines besides Sjeng. Some people who also did this type of tournaments, created a European team for those engines that do not have more partners with the same nationality, but to be sincere is kind of unfair. :)
Thank you very much Carlos

I have the same doubts as you, so I must think well what engines will play for each team.

As for Belgium maybe we can make a team, because as Werner says, Belofte is a belgian engine, although there are others like Cavechess or Galjoen, so I think we will have a Belgian team in the tournament :wink:
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Re: Swiss Tournament by Teams

Post by Sergio Martinez » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:08 pm

AlvaroBegue wrote:Hi, Sergio. Please consider RuyDos if you are putting together a Spanish team.

Salud!
Álvaro.
Hi Alvaro

RuyDos will play in this tournament (and in most I run :wink: )

Greetings

Saludos
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Auto team generator

Post by Ferdy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:59 pm

Long ago I created a tool to generate teams for fun. You can choose how many players in a team and how many seeded players. In a 4 man team and if you select 3 seeded players the first 3 players from a country will be selected and the 4th one will be selected with priority from same country otherwise it will be imported, such that the whole competition will have a close average rating. For larger number of players in a country, you can create more than 1 team.

Code: Select all

TEAM COMPOSITION: 

Team 1. Italy 
Bd 1.        Stockfish   3323  Italy 
Bd 2.          Equinox   3168  Italy 
Bd 3.           Chiron   3062  Italy 
Bd 4.         GIUChess    988  Italy 
            MeanRating   2635 

Team 2. Belgium 
Bd 1.          Houdini   3267  Belgium 
Bd 2.             Fire   3187  Belgium 
Bd 3.            Sjeng   2859  Belgium 
Bd 4.       GrayMatter   1181  USA (import) 
            MeanRating   2623 

Team 3. USA 
Bd 1.           Komodo   3247  USA 
Bd 2.     NirvanaChess   2976  USA 
Bd 3.            Fizbo   2928  USA 
Bd 4.      DarkTemplar   1020  USA 
            MeanRating   2542 

Team 4. Russia 
Bd 1.             Gull   3192  Russia 
Bd 2.           Quazar   2901  Russia 
Bd 3.        SmarThink   2850  Russia 
Bd 4.           Pierre   1185  Canada (import) 
            MeanRating   2532 

Team 5. Germany 
Bd 1.        Protector   3052  Germany 
Bd 2.         Shredder   2953  Germany 
Bd 3.            Spike   2938  Germany 
Bd 4.        DarkFusch   1152  Germany 
            MeanRating   2523 

Team 6. USA1 
Bd 1.            Zappa   2845  USA1 
Bd 2.           Crafty   2835  USA1 
Bd 3.           Arasan   2786  USA1 
Bd 4.           Zotron   1563  USA 
            MeanRating   2507 

Team 7. Philippines 
Bd 1.         Hannibal   3053  Philippines 
Bd 2.        Deuterium   2890  Philippines 
Bd 3.     TwistedLogic   2778  Philippines 
Bd 4.           Ozwald   1295  Finland (import) 
            MeanRating   2504 
[...] 
There is player_data.txt which contains engine and country, they were not updated but probably useful to get started. Once the data is modified the tool would then be used to create teams.

There are some file output including the team_composition.txt.

You can download the tool from here.
http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 66&t=55960

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Re: Auto team generator

Post by Sergio Martinez » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:51 pm

Ferdy wrote:Long ago I created a tool to generate teams for fun. You can choose how many players in a team and how many seeded players. In a 4 man team and if you select 3 seeded players the first 3 players from a country will be selected and the 4th one will be selected with priority from same country otherwise it will be imported, such that the whole competition will have a close average rating. For larger number of players in a country, you can create more than 1 team.

Code: Select all

TEAM COMPOSITION: 

Team 1. Italy 
Bd 1.        Stockfish   3323  Italy 
Bd 2.          Equinox   3168  Italy 
Bd 3.           Chiron   3062  Italy 
Bd 4.         GIUChess    988  Italy 
            MeanRating   2635 

Team 2. Belgium 
Bd 1.          Houdini   3267  Belgium 
Bd 2.             Fire   3187  Belgium 
Bd 3.            Sjeng   2859  Belgium 
Bd 4.       GrayMatter   1181  USA (import) 
            MeanRating   2623 

Team 3. USA 
Bd 1.           Komodo   3247  USA 
Bd 2.     NirvanaChess   2976  USA 
Bd 3.            Fizbo   2928  USA 
Bd 4.      DarkTemplar   1020  USA 
            MeanRating   2542 

Team 4. Russia 
Bd 1.             Gull   3192  Russia 
Bd 2.           Quazar   2901  Russia 
Bd 3.        SmarThink   2850  Russia 
Bd 4.           Pierre   1185  Canada (import) 
            MeanRating   2532 

Team 5. Germany 
Bd 1.        Protector   3052  Germany 
Bd 2.         Shredder   2953  Germany 
Bd 3.            Spike   2938  Germany 
Bd 4.        DarkFusch   1152  Germany 
            MeanRating   2523 

Team 6. USA1 
Bd 1.            Zappa   2845  USA1 
Bd 2.           Crafty   2835  USA1 
Bd 3.           Arasan   2786  USA1 
Bd 4.           Zotron   1563  USA 
            MeanRating   2507 

Team 7. Philippines 
Bd 1.         Hannibal   3053  Philippines 
Bd 2.        Deuterium   2890  Philippines 
Bd 3.     TwistedLogic   2778  Philippines 
Bd 4.           Ozwald   1295  Finland (import) 
            MeanRating   2504 
[...] 
There is player_data.txt which contains engine and country, they were not updated but probably useful to get started. Once the data is modified the tool would then be used to create teams.

There are some file output including the team_composition.txt.

You can download the tool from here.
http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... 66&t=55960
Amazing!!! :shock:

Fantastic tool and very useful

Thank you very much Ferdinand, your tool will help me a lot

Smile :)
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