TCEC superfinal underway

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TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Dann Corbit » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:35 pm

Current game started:
1. f4 e5 2. fxe5 *

I have this analysis for the position:
[d]rnbqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4P3/8/8/PPPPP1PP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - acd 42; acs 25377; bm d6; c3 "d6"; cce -29; ce -46; id "Silver-Gambit.01"; pm d6 {2535} Nc6 {383} d5 {9} f6 {4} Bc5 {2} Qh4+ {2} Bd6 {1} g5 {1}; pv d6 exd6 Bxd6 Nf3 Bg4 e3 Ne7 Be2 O-O O-O c5 Nc3 Nbc6 g3 Qb6 Ng5 Bxe2 Qxe2 h6 Nge4 Bc7;
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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by whereagles » Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:06 pm

great opening to start, though engines defused it in no-time, without any of the audience understanding what the heck was happening... lol

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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Jouni » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:31 pm

SF has only lost 1 game this season and it was bookless game! Regression: last season was zero loss :D .
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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by whereagles » Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:19 pm

Jouni wrote:SF has only lost 1 game this season and it was bookless game! Regression: last season was zero loss :D .
SF loss was self-inflicted. Serves it right for playing the FRENCH ha!

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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Jouni » Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:40 am

Now 100 games and 1 loss. This is becoming boring! We need stronger opponents for the fish.
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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Nordlandia » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:40 am

H is optimistic by using default contempt of +2.

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The objectively highest level of play is achieved without contempt, i.e. Contempt value 0.

A contempt value of 2 will typically reduce the draw rate in a match by about 4%.
It's wrong to blame contempt solely, but 4 games can potentially be lost in a 100 game match by using default contempt. Those 4 games could instead have been draw.

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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Uri Blass » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:50 am

Jouni wrote:Now 100 games and 1 loss. This is becoming boring! We need stronger opponents for the fish.
The solution is simply to give the opponents more time so you have stronger opponents for the fish.

Alternatively if it is too long give the champion less time to make the next competition more interesting.

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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by S.Taylor » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:38 am

I wouldn't want to delay our witnessing of something closer to perfect chess just because it is a one man show.

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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by Norm Pollock » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:43 pm

I like watching SF play. But I hate to see another top engine get smashed, as is currrently happening.

TCEC should have a "Mercy" rule that stops the super-final at the midpoint if one engine has a very large lead of about 8+ points. Since no adjustments or updates are allowed during the match, the situation will continue approximately as is.
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Re: TCEC superfinal underway

Post by sovaz1997 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:02 pm

What for? Stockfish is really stronger much. TOP-2 really doesn't reach the level of TOP-1 at the moment. And this is his problem. In my opinion, Stockfish willn't longer have competitors.

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