On-line engine blitz tourney August

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On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by hgm » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:49 pm

The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for August will take place on:

Saturday August 27, 3pm Boston time (21:00 Amsterdam time)

To connect:

winboard -zp -ics -icshost winboard.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz

(for UCI engines, add -fUCI)

Please do not panic if I am not there at 21:00 sharp. I will be out of town most of the day, but plan to be back in time. But with the trains here in the weekends here you never know, and I do not have a very large margin. But even ifI miss a connection and have to take a train later I should not be more than 15 min late.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by flok » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:50 am

Please note that the server is currently down.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by zenpawn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:28 am

How does this work? Any rating restrictions? Is there a way to watch?

Thanks,
-Erin

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by Henk » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:35 am

I think only a good internet connection, a winboard version, an account and a reasonable working chess engine.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by flok » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:01 pm

Henk wrote:I think only (...) reasonable working chess engine.
I think you showed that even that is not a hard requirement :)

(just teasing you a bit)

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by Henk » Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:16 pm

Few days a go I encountered that Skipper was playing illegal moves again in lost positions. So some old bugs revive.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by hgm » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:33 pm

zenpawn wrote:How does this work? Any rating restrictions? Is there a way to watch?

Thanks,
-Erin
There are no restrictions other than that the same engine should not participate multiple times. And even that requirement is relaxed a bit lately, if a second copy wants to participate on very slow hardware (like Raspberry Pi).

For watching just login without engine:


winboard -ics -icshost winboard.nl -icshelper timeseal -autoKibitz

The ICS should be up again; I guess they rebooted the VPS it is running on for maintenance.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by Daniel Anulliero » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:33 pm

hgm wrote:The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for August will take place on:

Saturday August 27, 3pm Boston time (21:00 Amsterdam time)

To connect:

winboard -zp -ics -icshost winboard.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp ENGINE.exe -fd ENGINEFOLDER -autoKibitz

(for UCI engines, add -fUCI)

Please do not panic if I am not there at 21:00 sharp. I will be out of town most of the day, but plan to be back in time. But with the trains here in the weekends here you never know, and I do not have a very large margin. But even ifI miss a connection and have to take a train later I should not be more than 15 min late.
Good!
My funniest event of the month ! :)
Will be here :wink:

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by zenpawn » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:27 pm

What's the time control?

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney August

Post by hgm » Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:54 am

5 min +1 sec/move

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