On-line engine blitz tourney May

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by RubiChess » Fri May 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Okay, thanks a lot. All that should help to make it work.
I will try again this evening.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by RubiChess » Sat May 16, 2020 6:42 am

Meanwhile I played successfully under Windows/winboard.
I also made some progress under Linux. It was the not working timeseal that prevented to connect. With the self-compiled openseal mentioned by Ronald it worked. But within a test game against rpiArminius the xboard crashed flooding the terminal with

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xboard: Fehler beim Schreiben zum ICS: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe)
Connection to internet seemed okay so there may be some other problem.

I will continue the Windows/winboard way for now...

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by hgm » Sat May 16, 2020 5:50 pm

Sounds like timeseal crashed. XBoard connects to the icshelper through a pipe. Timeseal is basically a tellnet terminal that piggybacks time stamps on the transmitted data.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Daniel Shawul » Sat May 16, 2020 5:53 pm

Is the server changed ? I am connected to by this command

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xboard -zp -ics -icshost winboard.nl -fcp "/home/daniel/Scorpio/bin/scorpio.sh" -fd "/home/daniel/Scorpio/bin" -autoKibitz
Ok I found the new link, but my account is not registered, so I can't shout or whisper.
Could someone fix that ?

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Joost Buijs » Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm

For Daniel, I added an account for Scorpio and told you the initial password in the chatbox, I hope you noticed it.

There were a lot of participants this time, and the tourney gets more and more difficult each month. I even saw a few engines surpassing 100 mnps. Two engines had problems and were forfeited by Liesebeth (Eendje) our tournament manager.

LczTinker (LC0 v0.26 on a RTX 2080Ti) took first place. rofChade (I suspect running on 32 cores) is a good runner up.

We're thinking about running the next tourney for 11 rounds, maybe this is objectionable for some people?

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:Tourney Players: Round 9 of 9 
:
:     Name              Rating Score Perfrm Upset  Results 
:     ----------------- ------ ----- ------ ------ ------- 
:  1 +LczTinker         [3069]  7.0  [3029] [   0] =20w +03w =10b +18w =11b =14b +04w +02b +06w 
:  2 +rofChade          [2945]  6.5  [3021] [   0] +26w +09w =06b +13w =04b +08w =07b -01w +14b 
:  3 +BelFish           [2974]  6.0  [2794] [   0] =12w -01b +28w +20b =07w +24w +11b +14w -08b 
:  4 +EtherealRB        [2929]  6.0  [2923] [   8] +24b +10w =13w =14b =02w +09w -01b =07w +18b 
:  5 +ArasanX           [2924]  6.0  [2841] [   0] +21w +11b =14w -08b +12w =10b =13w +17w =07b 
:  6 +Schooner          [2920]  6.0  [2870] [  12] +22b +17w =02w =12b =08w =11w +09b +10w -01b 
:  7 +Nemorino          [2855]  6.0  [2851] [ 175] +23w +18w -12b +15w =03b +16b =02w =04b =05w 
:  8 +NightmareX        [2840]  6.0  [2916] [ 262] +31w +19w =09b +05w =06b -02b =14w =13b +03w
:  9 +Goldbar           [2800]  5.5  [2696] [  20] +36w -02b =08w +25b +18w -04b -06w +24b +20w 
: 10 +RubiChess         [2774]  5.5  [2831] [ 258] +33w -04b =01w +19w +17b =05w +15b -06b =13w 
: 11 +Marvin            [2735]  5.5  [2736] [ 259] +29b -05w +24b +16w =01w =06b -03w =12w +21b 
: 12 +Scorpio           [2500]  5.5  [2811] [1049] =03b +20b +07w =06w -05b =15w =16w =11b +24w 
: 13 +rpiRofChade       [2847]  5.0  [2783] [  79] +27w +15w =04b -02b -14w +26b =05b =08w =10b 
: 14 +WaspX             [2842]  5.0  [2868] [ 202] +28w +16w =05b =04w +13b =01w =08b -03b -02w 
: 15 +Minic             [2632]  5.0  [2568] [   7] +35w -13b +27w -07b +26w =12b -10w +22b =17w 
: 16 +Arminius          [2620]  5.0  [2538] [   0] +32w -14b +31w -11b +23b -07w =12b =19b +26w
: 17 +TheBaron          [2646]  4.5  [2592] [   0] +25w -06b +21w =26b -10w =18b +20w -05b =15b 
: 18 +WaDuuttie         [2639]  4.5  [2604] [   3] +30w -07b +23w -01b -09b =17w +28w +26b -04w 
: 19 +atomNightmare     [2555]  4.5  [2372] [  32] +34w -08b -26w -10b =22w =23b +30b =16w +28b 
: 20 +atomGoldbar       [2504]  4.5  [2511] [ 282] =01b -12w +32b -03w +28b +25w -17b +23w -09b 
: 21 +RookieMonster     [2330]  4.5  [2416] [   0] -05b +29w -17b +33w -24b +36w =22w +31b -11w 
: 22 +rpiArminius       [2329]  4.5  [2382] [ 113] -06w =25b -36b +27w =19b +29w =21b -15w +31w 
: 23 +Nemeton           [2296]  4.5  [2422] [ 129] -07b +30w -18b +29b -16w =19w +36b -20b +33w 
: 24 +Myrddin           [2340]  4.0  [2499] [   0] -04w +33b -11w +36b +21w -03b +31w -09w -12b
: 25 +Joker             [2120]  4.0  [2337] [ 308] -17b =22w +30b -09w +27b -20b -26w +33b =29w 
: 26 +Francesca         [2493]  3.5  [2492] [ 138] -02b +36w +19b =17w -15b -13w +25b -18w -16b 
: 27 +Floyd             [2270]  3.5  [2174] [   0] -13b +35w -15b -22b -25w -28b +33w =30w +32b 
: 28 +Barbarossa        [2264]  3.5  [2367] [   6] -14b =32w -03b +31b -20w +27w -18b +29b -19w 
: 29 +Isa               [2150]  3.5  [2094] [   0] -11w -21b +34b -23w +35w -22b +32b -28w =25b 
: 30 +KingSlayer        [2089]  3.5  [2099] [  90] -18b -23b -25w +32b -31w +35b -19w =27b +34w 
: 31 +Spartacus         [2239]  3.0  [2132] [   0] -08b +34w -16b -28w +30b +32w -24b -21w -22b 
: 32 +microMax          [1935]  2.5  [2037] [ 388] -16b =28b -20w -30w +33b -31b -29w +34b -27w
: 33 +RavenEngine       [2159]  2.0  [1967] [   0] -10b -24w +35b -21b -32w +34w -27b -25w -23b 
: 34 -Skipper           [1643]  2.0  [1869] [ 355] -19b -31b -29w +35b -36w -33b +37w -32w -30b 
: 35 -Skiull            [forf]  0.0  [1757] [   0] -15b -27b -33w -34w -29b -30w 
: 36 -mhouppin          [forf]  2.0  [2147] [ 102] -09b -26b +22w -24w +34b -21b -23w 
: 37 +_BYE_             [forf]  0.0  [1243] [   0] -34b 
:
:     Average Rating    2512.0

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Modern Times » Sat May 16, 2020 9:03 pm

Joost Buijs wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
We're thinking about running the next tourney for 11 rounds, maybe this is objectionable for some people?
At 4+1 say instead of 5+1 ?
.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Daniel Shawul » Sun May 17, 2020 12:23 am

For Daniel, I added an account for Scorpio and told you the initial password in the chatbox, I hope you noticed it.
Thanks, I got my password from there just now -- thankfully I did not close the window.

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Joost Buijs » Sun May 17, 2020 5:02 am

Modern Times wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Joost Buijs wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
We're thinking about running the next tourney for 11 rounds, maybe this is objectionable for some people?
At 4+1 say instead of 5+1 ?
Computers are getting faster each time, 11 rounds 4-1 sounds like a good possibility, it won't diminish the level of play.

I will talk about it with Liesebeth, she is boss of course, I'm only supporting the tournament with hardware and by keeping the software alive. ;)

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by chrisw » Sun May 17, 2020 7:08 am

Joost Buijs wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:02 am
Modern Times wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Joost Buijs wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
We're thinking about running the next tourney for 11 rounds, maybe this is objectionable for some people?
At 4+1 say instead of 5+1 ?
Computers are getting faster each time, 11 rounds 4-1 sounds like a good possibility, it won't diminish the level of play.

I will talk about it with Liesebeth, she is boss of course, I'm only supporting the tournament with hardware and by keeping the software alive. ;)
Are there any completely idiot proof instructions for hooking a UCI program into the system?

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Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

Post by Joost Buijs » Sun May 17, 2020 8:04 am

chrisw wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 7:08 am
Joost Buijs wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 5:02 am
Modern Times wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:03 pm
Joost Buijs wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:46 pm
We're thinking about running the next tourney for 11 rounds, maybe this is objectionable for some people?
At 4+1 say instead of 5+1 ?
Computers are getting faster each time, 11 rounds 4-1 sounds like a good possibility, it won't diminish the level of play.

I will talk about it with Liesebeth, she is boss of course, I'm only supporting the tournament with hardware and by keeping the software alive. ;)
Are there any completely idiot proof instructions for hooking a UCI program into the system?
There are many roads that lead to Rome, if you are on Windows the easiest is using Winboard.

Assuming Winboard 4.8b is installed in C:\Winboard-4.8.0, I usually start Winboard this way:

C:\WinBoard-4.8.0\WinBoard\winboard.exe /ics /icshost nightmare-chess.nl /icshelper timeseal /zp /fcp "polyglot.exe" /fd "C:\Winboard-4.8.0\Winboard\" /autoKibitz /keepAlive 30

You have to add a polyglot.ini, and if you want to avoid entering the account-name and password each time you logon you can add an ics.ini, I assume you are familiar with this.

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