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by MonteCarlo
Sun May 30, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Correspondence ICCF Champion Vs Top Engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 11351

Re: Correspondence ICCF Champion Vs Top Engine ?

The use of the phrase "kill us" makes me think I've missed something. I didn't think anybody was claiming that unassisted engines would win against a strong ICCF player (human+engine centaur), which is what the "kill us" suggests to me. I thought the claim was that unlike the before-times, unassiste...
by MonteCarlo
Sun May 30, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Correspondence ICCF Champion Vs Top Engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 11351

Re: Correspondence ICCF Champion Vs Top Engine ?

There was one recent test in these forums with some pretty strict restrictions for the unassisted engine, operated by me, against jefk. The engine played black, used maximum 2 hours per move, cleared hash each move, used neither opening books nor tablebases, and was on low-to-middling hardware based...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An actual interesting computer chess read about FF2
Replies: 51
Views: 10129

Re: An actual interesting computer chess read about FF2

... First (and worst) anomaly: in a sideline with SF analysis, SH claims that SFNNue wants to play an obvious error, 19...g5?? But i wasn't able to reproduce that (maybe, just *maybe*, after a much deeper analysis SF could come up with 19...g5, although i doubt that... (the response 20.f4 stays sta...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 11255

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

Draw agreed Indeed. a5! is a nice resource. Otherwise white keeps at least some token advantage (although still rather drawn). Nc3 instead of Re1 on move 12 was the engine's anticipated reply, much preferred to Re1. It also thought Bf4 was a modestly better try than Bg5. I'll play out the first sev...
by MonteCarlo
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 11255

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

19...a5

by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 11255

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

18...Rc2

by MonteCarlo
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 11255

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

17...Rxb2

by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 64
Views: 11255

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

16...Rb8


by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 12057

Re: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?

I'm not going to belabor the point after this, since I prefer not to get sucked into an xkcd Duty Calls situation. :D First, it was f7 and an extra move in addition to being white (so pawn and two moves in standard odds-speak), not just f7. Second, I explained why speed and TC would matter; I didn't...
by MonteCarlo
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?
Replies: 73
Views: 12057

Re: How many of you believe that Stockfish 12 or Komodo can give a rook Odds to a 1450 engine ?

Yeah, a few quick points. 1. As I said clearly already, Stash 27.0 is still quite a bit weaker than Komodo, so I know it will lose some games. 2. Some of the moves in that game Stash 27.0 switches from quickly for me, so either your machine is very slow and/or the TC was faster than the Naka match, ...