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yorkman
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YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:12 pm

After a decent turn-out for the YLCET Season 1 Final I will be rewarding everyone with my next tournament at:

http://chess.my2dollars.ca (there will be no need for TLCV or Livius clients this time so they won't be available).

Move history and PV with boards are all working now. I hope everyone likes it. I think it's an improvement over the previous page.

Here's the details:

Tournament: YLCET Super X1 (round robin)
Start date: Fri. Feb. 2nd, 2018
End date: Mar 1st, 2018

I have previously posted a short survey so that viewers can vote on what engines and settings they'd like. You talked and I listened so here's what you have selected:

Engines: Latest SF (compiled on my dual Xeon with Mingw and gcc 7.x The Ultimaiq pre-compiled version came in at a very close 2nd). 3rd engine will likely be Komodo's latest dev. build after discussing with Larry Kaufman. However, if they release a public version before Feb. 2nd then I'll be forced to use Komodo 11.2.2 for the tournament. One has to keep in mind that I don't get donations like TCEC.

TC: It was a tie between 45 mins. and 60 mins. + 10 sec increments. I haven't decided yet but based on all the results it seems people want to see a similar tournament like the YLCET Season 1 Final I hosted but with latest Komodo dev. included so I will probably go with 45 mins + 10 sec again.

Contempt: 0 for all engines

Book: TCEC Season 10 however I didn't include TCEC Season 9 in the survey and I've heard users liked it better than 10 so I'll go with the S9 TCEC opening book. Alternating colours.

HT: Off
Ponder: Off
Hash Size: 16 GB
Cores: 35 (+1 core for ChessGUI - Dual Intel Xeon E5-2696v3 @ 2.80 GHz)

If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know.

Vizvezdenec
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by Vizvezdenec » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:29 pm

Would be nice to have archive of games, at least of decisive ones - since people will probably not be able to watch tournament 24/7 and miss some cool games because of that. 8-)

yorkman
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:06 am

That's already available. Have you checked out the new and revised site that I've been working on lately?

You can select from the dropdown menu below the board to view the previous YLCET archive from Season 1 Final. Schedule, crosstable and full PGN.

yorkman
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:41 am

UPDATE:

Next Friday, Feb. 2nd 2018, I will be starting the next YLCET tournament.

There will be no need for TLCV or Livius clients this time so they won't be available anymore.

Move history and PV will be included now. I hope everyone likes the website better now. I think it's an improvement over the previous page.

Here are the details:

Tournament: YLCET Super X1 and likely X2 (round robin)
Start date: Fri. Feb. 2nd, 2018 @ 12:01 am (give or take an hour)
End date: Approx. Mar. 1st, 2018
Place: http://chess.my2dollars.ca


HARDWARE:

CPU's: 36 Cores -> 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2696 v3 @ 2.80 GHz | Motherboard: Supermicro X10DRL-i | RAM: 64 GB DDR4 ECC | SSD: Samsung Pro 1TB | OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 (slightly tweaked for better performance)

I have previously posted a short survey so that chess lovers can vote on what engines and settings they'd like to see. You talked and I listened so here's what most of you have selected:

ENGINES:

While you voted that I use my own compiled SF version using Mingw and gcc 7.x, the Ultimaiq pre-compiled version came in at a very close 2nd (by one vote actually) and since it's more trusted I've decided to use that instead.) Its opponent will be Houdini 6.0.3. If I receive the latest Komodo in time from Larry then it will be added to the tournament otherwise it'll just be SF vs H6.

TIME CONTROL:

It was a tie between 45 mins. and 60 mins. + 10 sec increments. I'm likely going with 60 mins + 10.

CONTEMPT:

Will be set to zero for all engines (I realize SF defaults to +20 now but 0 is what everyone has strongly voted in favour for)

OPENING BOOK:

While TCEC Season 10's book had the most votes, Jeroen Noomen's TCEC Season 9 book was not listed in the survey however after getting some feedback that many users preferred TCEC S9's book I've decided to go with that instead, at least for the first 100 games.

After the 100 games are done I'll start the YLCET Super X2 as a bonus for the remainder of my available time and use the latest version of Balsa Special (which came in a very close 2nd as the preferred opening book).

I believe this book has 100 openings consisting of 5 moves (200 games), if the games average 2 hrs then I should have enough time to play all the games for for a total of 300 games at 60'+10"). All books will be played with alternating colours.

HT and ponder will be off. 16 GB of hash and each engine will use 35 cores (1 core for the gui).

Here's the full Super X1 schedule for the first 100 games from TCEC's Season 9 opening book as displayed by ChessGUI:

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B94
B94
Three Knights Variation, Slav; D15
Three Knights Variation, Slav; D15
Flohr; Zaitsev; Lenzerheide Var, Ruy
Flohr; Zaitsev; Lenzerheide Var, Ruy
Kozul Gambit, KID
Kozul Gambit, KID
Albin-Chatard Gambit, French
Albin-Chatard Gambit, French
Goglidze Attack
Goglidze Attack
Advance Variation, Caro
Advance Variation, Caro
King's Indian Attack; Reti; Zukertort; A05
King's Indian Attack; Reti; Zukertort; A05
B78
B78
Huebner Variation, Nimzo-Indian
Huebner Variation, Nimzo-Indian
Cozio Variation, KGA
Bishop's Gambit, KGA
Steiner Variation, Slav
Steiner Variation, Slav
Pirc; Robatsch; Modern; King Pawn Fianchetto; B06
Pirc; Robatsch; Modern; King Pawn Fianchetto; B06
Chigorin Defense, QGD; D07
Chigorin Defense, QGD; D07
Exchange Variation, Philidor
Exchange Variation, Philidor
E84
E84
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Spassky Variation, Tarrasch
Spassky Variation, Tarrasch
Schliemann; Jaenisch Var, Ruy Lopez; C63
Schliemann; Jaenisch Var, Ruy Lopez; C63
Trompowsky; Opocensky; Ruth Opening
Trompowsky; Opocensky; Ruth Opening
Boleslavsky Variation, French
Boleslavsky Variation, French
Closed Variation, KID; E87
Closed Variation, KID; E87
Nimzovich; Bronstein-Larsen, Caro; B16
Nimzovich; Bronstein-Larsen, Caro; B16
Dutch Defense; A80
Lemming Defense
Byrne Variation, Sicilian; English Attack
Byrne Variation, Sicilian; English Attack
Botvinnik System, King's English
Botvinnik System, King's English
Modern Benoni
Modern Benoni
Modern Variation, Vienna
Modern Variation, Vienna
Leningrad Variation, Nimzo-Indian; E30
Leningrad Variation, Nimzo-Indian; E30
Gligoric Variation, Ruy Lopez; C69
Gligoric Variation, Ruy Lopez; C69
Main Line, Benko Gambit Declined
Main Line, Benko Gambit Declined
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Smyslov Variation, Slav
Smyslov Variation, Slav
Weiss Variation, Pirc
Weiss Variation, Pirc
Smyslov Variation, Grunfeld; D98
Smyslov Variation, Grunfeld; D98
Steinitz Variation, French
Steinitz Variation, French
Quiet Line, QID
Quiet Line, QID
Mindeno Variation, Caro-Kann
Mindeno Variation, Caro-Kann
Harrwitz Attack, QGD
Harrwitz Attack, QGD
B48
B48
Normal Defesne, Sameisch Variation, KID; E81
Normal Defesne, Sameisch Variation, KID; E81
Fried Liver; Fegatello Attack, 2 Knights
Fried Liver; Fegatello Attack, 2 Knights
Fully Accepted Variation, Benko Gambit; A58
Fully Accepted Variation, Benko Gambit; A58
Poisoned Pawn Variation, French Winawer
Poisoned Pawn Variation, French Winawer
Slav Defense; Czech Defense, QGD; D10
Slav Defense; Czech Defense, QGD; D10
Arseniev Variation, Ruy Lopez
Arseniev Variation, Ruy Lopez
Vienna Variation, Semi-Slav
Vienna Variation, Semi-Slav
Tartakower Attack, Evans
Tartakower Attack, Evans
Symmetrical Defense, English; A30
Symmetrical Defense, English; A30
Adams Attack, Sicilian
Adams Attack, Sicilian
B94
B94
Three Knights Variation, Slav; D15
Three Knights Variation, Slav; D15
Flohr; Zaitsev; Lenzerheide Var, Ruy
Flohr; Zaitsev; Lenzerheide Var, Ruy
Kozul Gambit, KID
Kozul Gambit, KID
Albin-Chatard Gambit, French
Albin-Chatard Gambit, French
Goglidze Attack
Goglidze Attack
Advance Variation, Caro
Advance Variation, Caro
King's Indian Attack; Reti; Zukertort; A05
King's Indian Attack; Reti; Zukertort; A05
B78
B78
Huebner Variation, Nimzo-Indian
Huebner Variation, Nimzo-Indian
Cozio Variation, KGA
Bishop's Gambit, KGA
Steiner Variation, Slav
Steiner Variation, Slav
Pirc; Robatsch; Modern; King Pawn Fianchetto; B06
Pirc; Robatsch; Modern; King Pawn Fianchetto; B06
Chigorin Defense, QGD; D07
Chigorin Defense, QGD; D07
Exchange Variation, Philidor
Exchange Variation, Philidor
E84
E84
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Four Knights Variation, Sicilian
Spassky Variation, Tarrasch
Spassky Variation, Tarrasch
Schliemann; Jaenisch Var, Ruy Lopez; C63
Schliemann; Jaenisch Var, Ruy Lopez; C63
Trompowsky; Opocensky; Ruth Opening
Trompowsky; Opocensky; Ruth Opening
If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know.

yorkman
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:40 am

Does anyone have any objections to changing the engine's contempt setting to their default in the upcoming YLCET Super X1/X2 now that SF has its default at +20?

It seems some users would like to see SF use its default contempt of +20 now and personally so do I so unless there's an overwhelming object I will go with the default contempt settings for all engines in this tournament.

MikeGL
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by MikeGL » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:18 am

Vizvezdenec wrote:Would be nice to have archive of games, at least of decisive ones - since people will probably not be able to watch tournament 24/7 and miss some cool games because of that. 8-)
Not just decisive ones. Seriously, I also love to watch drawn games. Some
are brilliant stalemates and some are amazing counter punches from both
sides which ends up in draw.

But I noticed all the games at X1 are wrong, because game ends in an equal eval with wv=0.00 or bv=0.00

I think a bug or there's something wrong with the setup.

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h6 Rh2 Nh7 Bd3 Nf6 Bb5, tb=0, R50=47, wv=0.00, MD=-,  }  
21.Rhf1 { ev=0.08, d=20, mt=00:00:04, tl=00:00:09, s=353 kN/s, n=1965178, pv=Rhf1 Rxa6 Rxf2 Ra7 Bb5 h6 Rh2 Rc8 Bc6 Nh7 Nd2 Nf8 g5 h5 Nc4 Ng6 Ka2 Nf4 Rhh1 Rcc7 Kb3 g6 Rdf1 Kg7 Re1, tb=0, R50=47, wv=0.08, MD=-,  }  
1-0

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Ra5 { ev=-0.53, d=17, mt=00:00:01, tl=00:00:02, s=700 kN/s, n=1620218, pv=Ra5 Bb3 Rab5, tb=48, R50=49, wv=0.53, MD=P,  }  
33.Bxe6 { ev=0.55, d=20, mt=00:00:01, tl=00:00:01, s=1623 kN/s, n=2130586, pv=Bxe6 Nxe6, tb=118, R50=50, wv=0.55, MD=-,  }  
1-0

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Be5 { ev=-0.72, d=17, mt=00:00:00, tl=00:00:01, s=297 kN/s, n=478899, pv=Be5 Ba6 Nxd5 Rd2 Ne3 Be2 Nf5 a6 f6 Na5 Bf4 Rd5 fxg5 hxg5 Bxg5 Rb5 Be3 Bd3 Kg7 Rb7, tb=0, R50=48, wv=0.72, MD=P,  }  
32.Ba6 { ev=0.98, d=19, mt=00:00:01, tl=00:00:04, s=2130 kN/s, n=1960428, pv=Ba6 Nxd5 Rd2 Ne3 Bd3 Nf5 a6 Nxh4 Be4 Ra7 Bb7 Nf5 Na5 Nd4 Nc4 Ne6 Nxd6 Bxd6 Rxd6 Kf8 Rd5, tb=0, R50=48, wv=0.98, MD=-,  }  
1-0

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26.Ka1 { ev=-0.13, d=13, mt=00:00:00, tl=00:00:01, s=88 kN/s, n=43126, pv=Ka1 cxd3 Rb1 Qf7 cxd3 fxe4 dxe4 Bxd5 exd5 exf4 Rb5 Bf6 Ka2 Rc8 Qe2 Be5 Qe4 Qc7, tb=0, R50=49, wv=-0.13, MD=RNNbbp,  }  
cxd3 { ev=0.94, d=20, mt=00:00:02, tl=00:00:11, s=2119 kN/s, n=2870146, pv=cxd3, tb=22, R50=50, wv=-0.94, MD=-,  }  
0-1

Decisive games ended when the score was just roughly equal or drawish.
By the way, congrats for the new look of the site.

regards,
Mike

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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:20 am

The YLCET Super X1 is officially under way with an improve web page. I hope everyone will enjoy it! See you there: http://chess.my2dollars.ca

Vizvezdenec
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by Vizvezdenec » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:21 am

Is twitch chat dead? I can't see it on this page.
Nice tournament btw :)

yorkman
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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:48 am

No, twitch chat is working fine and is on the page.

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Re: YLCET Super X1 Live Broadcast Announcement!

Post by yorkman » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:58 am

H6 draws first blood in the YLCET Super X1 tournament:

[pgn][Event "YLCET Super X1"]
[Site "YLCET - Super X1"]
[Date "2018.02.02"]
[Round "4.1"]
[White "Houdini 6.03 Pro x64-pext"]
[Black "Komodo 2005.00 64-bit"]
[Result "1-0"]
[BlackElo "3048"]
[BlackType "program"]
[ECO "D15"]
[Number "7"]
[Opening "Three Knights Variation, Slav; D15"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[Termination "GUI adjudication"]
[Time "10:01:30"]
[TimeControl "3600+10"]
[Variant "normal"]
[WhiteElo "2682"]
[WhiteType "program"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4 Bb4 8. Bd2
Qe7 9. Rg1 Bxc3 10. Bxc3 Ne4 11. O-O-O O-O 12. Be1 b6 13. Bd3 Ba6 14. b3 Rfd8
15. g5 c5 16. Bxe4 dxe4 17. Qxe4 cxd4 18. Nxd4 Rab8 19. Bc3 Bb7 20. Qg4 Nc5
21. Qf4 a6 22. Nc2 Qe8 23. Bd4 Nd7 24. Bf6 Rdc8 25. Bxg7 Kxg7 26. Qd4+ e5 27.
Qxd7 Qxd7 28. Rxd7 Be4 29. Rd2 b5 30. cxb5 Rxb5 31. Rg4 Bd5 32. Ra4 a5 33. Kb2
Kg6 34. f4 Rbc5 35. fxe5 Be6 36. Rf4 Bh3 37. Rf3 Bg4 38. Rf6+ Kg7 39. Rf4 Bh3
40. Rdf2 R8c7 41. Nd4 Rxe5 42. R2f3 Be6 43. h4 h5 44. gxh6+ Kxh6 45. Rg3 Rb7
46. a4 Bd5 47. Rf6+ Kh7 48. Ra6 Bc4 49. Ra8 f5 50. Ka3 Bf7 51. Ra6 Bh5 52. Rf6
Bg4 53. e4 Re8 54. exf5 Rg8 55. Ne6 Rgb8 56. Ng5+ Kh8 1-0[/pgn]
Last edited by yorkman on Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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