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On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:56 am
by hgm
The monthly on-line engine blitz tourney for April will take place on:

Saturday April 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)

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:18 pm
by Joost Buijs
I will be there, I informed Bart Goldhoorn too. The coming days I will try to add a few bugs, at least that is what usually happens when I start hacking the engine a few days before the tournament.

Now I sound like Henk! :shock:

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:01 pm
by Rémi Coulom
I plan to connect with my new engine. Is it possible to test the tournament configuration before the tournament?

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:30 am
by hgm
You can test the workings of the engine in individual games by logging in as guest, but for the actual tourney you will need a registered acount, or mamer would not allow you to join. (It wats to check if the rating is in range, and unregistered players have no rating.)

If you PM me an e-mail address and desired account name (letters only!), I will create an account. (Most of today I will be travelling, though, so I might not have an opportunity before tomorrow.) Then you can also play a few games to get a non-zero rating. This is important, because the McMahon pairing we use will make the pairigs for the entire tourney hugely dependent on the rating at the start.

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:33 am
by JohnWoe
I will too. If this thing works. No gonna debug too much.
xboard -zp -ics -icshost winboard.nl -icshelper timeseal -fcp sapeli -fd "." -fUCI
I tried this. This just stalls.

timeseal
Timeseal (FICS/GICS) v1.0 - programmed by Henrik Gram.

Syntax: "timeseal server-address server-port [-p port#]"

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:54 am
by Rémi Coulom
Thanks. I sent an email. I'll play some games before the tournament.

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:03 am
by hgm
That you use XBoard suggests you run under Linux.

Note that in Linux you cannot simply run binaries in the current directory by writig their filename; you have to prefix them with "./" . So if "sapeli" and "timeseal" are not globaly known commands (e.g. because you installed them in /usr/bin), you might have to give ./timeseal and ./sapeli as the -icshelper and -fcp arguments.

In case of problems, always test if thigs work directly from the command line, i.e. if you can connect through

./timeseal winboard.nl 5000

from a terminal window, through which you should be able to log on. Note that some ISP block port 5000

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 pm
by Modern Times
How do you change your profile to reject game requests with no time control increment, i.e. it has to be 1 sec or more ?

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 am
by Maarten Claessens
Modern Times wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 pm
How do you change your profile to reject game requests with no time control increment, i.e. it has to be 1 sec or more ?
set formula inc >= 1

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney April

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:31 am
by Modern Times
Maarten Claessens wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:03 am

set formula inc >= 1
Thanks.