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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:34 am

76TH AMATEUR SERIES (Division 1)

Intel i5 Quad
ChessGUI
256mb hash each where possible
3-4-5 piece tablebases
Ponder off
GBSelect2019.cgb book
40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL)
4 cycles 44 rounds
All engines 1CPU (64-bit where possible)
The bottom engine will face automatic relegation. Any other changes of division will be at my discretion and may not necessarily involve playoff matches.
Standings after Round 24

19.0 - SugaR NN 310719 64-bit
17.0 - Stockfish 10 64-bit
16.0 - ShashChess 8.0 64-bit
14.0 - Fire 7.1 64-bit
13.0 - Xiphos 0.5 64-bit
12.5 - Ethereal 11.53 64-bit
10.5 - Defenchess 2.2 64-bit
9.5 - Booot 6.3.1 64-bit
8.5 - Laser 1.7 64-bit
8.5 - Ginkgo 2.18 64-bit
8.0 - Fizbo 2 64-bit
7.5 - Schooner 2.1 64-bit


Games and standings will be available after every six rounds from the following link:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... =7&t=11429

If you install TLCV (Tom's Live Chess Viewer) on your computer, you can watch the games live move by move. You'll also be able to chat to others following the tournament in the chatroom there.
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... p?id=42959
Host - GrahamCCRL.dyndns.org Port - 16002

Linux users can use Livius:
https://github.com/kmar/livius

There is also a Livius windows version.
It has live pv boards as a nice addition.
http://www.crabaware.com/livius/
My email addresses:
gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Graham Banks » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:42 pm

76TH AMATEUR SERIES (Division 1)

Intel i5 Quad
ChessGUI
256mb hash each where possible
3-4-5 piece tablebases
Ponder off
GBSelect2019.cgb book
40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL)
4 cycles 44 rounds
All engines 1CPU (64-bit where possible)
The bottom engine will face automatic relegation. Any other changes of division will be at my discretion and may not necessarily involve playoff matches.
Standings after Round 30

24.0 - SugaR NN 310719 64-bit
21.5 - Stockfish 10 64-bit
20.0 - ShashChess 8.0 64-bit
16.5 - Fire 7.1 64-bit
16.0 - Xiphos 0.5 64-bit
14.5 - Ethereal 11.53 64-bit
12.5 - Defenchess 2.2 64-bit
12.0 - Booot 6.3.1 64-bit
11.5 - Laser 1.7 64-bit
11.0 - Fizbo 2 64-bit
11.0 - Ginkgo 2.18 64-bit
9.5 - Schooner 2.1 64-bit


Games and standings will be available after every six rounds from the following link:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... =7&t=11429

If you install TLCV (Tom's Live Chess Viewer) on your computer, you can watch the games live move by move. You'll also be able to chat to others following the tournament in the chatroom there.
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... p?id=42959
Host - GrahamCCRL.dyndns.org Port - 16002

Linux users can use Livius:
https://github.com/kmar/livius

There is also a Livius windows version.
It has live pv boards as a nice addition.
http://www.crabaware.com/livius/
My email addresses:
gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:41 am

76TH AMATEUR SERIES (Division 1)

Intel i5 Quad
ChessGUI
256mb hash each where possible
3-4-5 piece tablebases
Ponder off
GBSelect2019.cgb book
40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL)
4 cycles 44 rounds
All engines 1CPU (64-bit where possible)
The bottom engine will face automatic relegation. Any other changes of division will be at my discretion and may not necessarily involve playoff matches.
Standings after Round 36

29.5 - SugaR NN 310719 64-bit
26.0 - Stockfish 10 64-bit
25.0 - ShashChess 8.0 64-bit
19.0 - Fire 7.1 64-bit
19.0 - Xiphos 0.5 64-bit
17.0 - Ethereal 11.53 64-bit
15.5 - Defenchess 2.2 64-bit
14.0 - Booot 6.3.1 64-bit
13.5 - Laser 1.7 64-bit
13.0 - Fizbo 2 64-bit
13.0 - Ginkgo 2.18 64-bit
11.5 - Schooner 2.1 64-bit


Games and standings will be available after every six rounds from the following link:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... =7&t=11429

If you install TLCV (Tom's Live Chess Viewer) on your computer, you can watch the games live move by move. You'll also be able to chat to others following the tournament in the chatroom there.
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... p?id=42959
Host - GrahamCCRL.dyndns.org Port - 16002

Linux users can use Livius:
https://github.com/kmar/livius

There is also a Livius windows version.
It has live pv boards as a nice addition.
http://www.crabaware.com/livius/
My email addresses:
gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:12 pm

76TH AMATEUR SERIES (Division 1)

Intel i5 Quad
ChessGUI
256mb hash each where possible
3-4-5 piece tablebases
Ponder off
GBSelect2019.cgb book
40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL)
4 cycles 44 rounds
All engines 1CPU (64-bit where possible)
The bottom engine will face automatic relegation. Any other changes of division will be at my discretion and may not necessarily involve playoff matches.
Standings after Round 42

33.5 - SugaR NN 310719 64-bit
30.0 - ShashChess 8.0 64-bit
29.5 - Stockfish 10 64-bit
23.0 - Fire 7.1 64-bit
21.0 - Xiphos 0.5 64-bit
20.5 - Ethereal 11.53 64-bit
17.5 - Defenchess 2.2 64-bit
17.0 - Laser 1.7 64-bit
17.0 - Booot 6.3.1 64-bit
15.5 - Fizbo 2 64-bit
14.5 - Ginkgo 2.18 64-bit
13.0 - Schooner 2.1 64-bit


Games and standings will be available after every six rounds from the following link:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... =7&t=11429

If you install TLCV (Tom's Live Chess Viewer) on your computer, you can watch the games live move by move. You'll also be able to chat to others following the tournament in the chatroom there.
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... p?id=42959
Host - GrahamCCRL.dyndns.org Port - 16002

Linux users can use Livius:
https://github.com/kmar/livius

There is also a Livius windows version.
It has live pv boards as a nice addition.
http://www.crabaware.com/livius/
My email addresses:
gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Graham Banks » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:51 pm

76TH AMATEUR SERIES (Division 1)

Intel i5 Quad
ChessGUI
256mb hash each where possible
3-4-5 piece tablebases
Ponder off
GBSelect2019.cgb book
40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL)
4 cycles 44 rounds
All engines 1CPU (64-bit where possible)
The bottom engine will face automatic relegation. Any other changes of division will be at my discretion and may not necessarily involve playoff matches.
Final Standings

35.5 - SugaR NN 310719 64-bit
31.0 - ShashChess 8.0 64-bit
31.0 - Stockfish 10 64-bit
24.0 - Fire 7.1 64-bit
22.0 - Xiphos 0.5 64-bit
21.5 - Ethereal 11.53 64-bit
18.5 - Defenchess 2.2 64-bit
18.0 - Laser 1.7 64-bit
17.5 - Booot 6.3.1 64-bit
16.5 - Fizbo 2 64-bit
14.5 - Ginkgo 2.18 64-bit
14.0 - Schooner 2.1 64-bit


The complete tournament pgn (zipped) can be downloaded here:
http://kirill-kryukov.com/chess/discuss ... p?id=45097
My email addresses:
gbanksnz at gmail.com
gbanksnz at yahoo.co.nz

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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by Rebel » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:57 am

D Sceviour wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:18 am
I continue to be pleased with Schooners efforts to under-trade for a positional advantage. It makes for an interesting style.
Schooner has a 83.57% similarity with Xiphos 0.3 when comparing the results on depth=1, thus basically the evaluation function of Schooner is about the same as Xiphos 0.3
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Re: 76th Amateur Series Division 1

Post by D Sceviour » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:53 pm

Rebel wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:57 am
D Sceviour wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:18 am
I continue to be pleased with Schooners efforts to under-trade for a positional advantage. It makes for an interesting style.
Schooner has a 83.57% similarity with Xiphos 0.3 when comparing the results on depth=1, thus basically the evaluation function of Schooner is about the same as Xiphos 0.3
The use of the evaluation function was covered in the article "The Xiphos Material Evaluator" here which you should read:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=68842

However, I am surprised that the results are similar because there have been so many modifications since then. Among other things, Schooners style is also dependant on the width of the null move search window, and not the evaluator. It costs a few elo but I like the results especially with problem solving. Overall, Schooners similarity is no different than the other engines which you posted previously here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71497

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