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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by cdani » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:05 pm

Sean Evans wrote: Then enter the program!
Why? I never participate in any tournament, other than when others run Andscacs on them, as I prefer to use the time to make it stronger, or play chess, or whatever. Anyone has his preferences on how to use their own time.
This does not mean that I can change of idea at any moment, of course.

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by Henk » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:33 pm

Only engines are allowed to participate that are qualified as being 'original'. That's an asset. So now we know that at least Komodo, Shredder, Hiarcs and Jonny are or were 'original' engines at the time they participated.

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by Henk » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:47 pm

cdani wrote:
Sean Evans wrote: Then enter the program!
Why? I never participate in any tournament, other than when others run Andscacs on them, as I prefer to use the time to make it stronger, or play chess, or whatever. Anyone has his preferences on how to use their own time.
This does not mean that I can change of idea at any moment, of course.
We expect Andscacs to be world champion within a few years. Maybe you could use this tournament now as a training to get used to it so participating won't be something new in the future when Andscacs is a really serious candidate for the title.

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by cdani » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Henk wrote:We expect Andscacs to be world champion within a few years. Maybe you could use this tournament now as a training to get used to it so participating won't be something new in the future when Andscacs is a really serious candidate for the title.
Many times I don't know if you're being serious or joking or sharp... :-)
Why not let this thread be what is meant to be?

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:30 pm

Sean Evans wrote:Speaking of derivatives is Andscacs participating in the tourney? If not, why not?!

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by Harvey Williamson » Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:24 am

Graham Banks wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:Speaking of derivatives is Andscacs participating in the tourney? If not, why not?!

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by MikeB » Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:13 am

Harvey Williamson wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
Sean Evans wrote:Speaking of derivatives is Andscacs participating in the tourney? If not, why not?!

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This post needs to go as well.
Perhaps it should remain as a monument to Seans stupidity. He will not be troubling us again during this moderation term.
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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by Modern Times » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:04 am

Henk wrote:Only engines are allowed to participate that are qualified as being 'original'. That's an asset. So now we know that at least Komodo, Shredder, Hiarcs and Jonny are or were 'original' engines at the time they participated.
Not really. All we know is that nobody complained to the organisers and no suspicions were aroused causing an investigation to be held. That is a long way from being positive proof of innocence. However I do believe in the presumption of innocence, so in that respect yes we have to regard them are "original".
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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by whereagles » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:16 am

ICGA should just buy TCEC rights and run a season every year. That's the true WCCC :wink:

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Re: Important announcement: World Computer Chess Championshi

Post by hgm » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:56 am

Except that there is nothing to buy. Anyone can run such a 'basement tourney'. It only requires a computer and an internet connection.

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