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by jp
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which is the deepest Queen Sac ever made by Human that engine would not considered
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Which is the deepest Queen Sac ever made by Human that engine would not considered

4rrk1/1b3ppp/2qb4/1p1P4/2p1NP2/2P3PQ/BP5P/R3R1K1 b - - 0 28 Qxd5 is best, but most people would have played Qb6+ -may be hard for engines But we don't know Qxd5 actually is best. Can people with good hardware please let your engines upon this position? Edit: I wrote this before seeing yurikvelo's p...
by jp
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quantum Computing
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Quantum Computing

Leo wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:00 pm
So there is a tie in to chess, what could it do for computer chess?
It won't be able to do anything for computer chess.

But we have an ongoing challenge:

http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.p ... 32#p886932

8-)
by jp
Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"

[This post replaces the previous one, which I was editing when the website froze.] Stockfish has a UCI option to turn off the 50 move rule for 7 men or less , which works on the command line, but whether it works in a GUI is dependent on the specific GUI being used. Some GUIs enforce the 50 move rul...
by jp
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"

Stockfish has a UCI option to turn off the 50 move rule for 7 men or less , which works on the command line, but whether it works in a GUI is dependent on the specific GUI being used. Some GUIs enforce the 50 move rule regardless if the engine says to ignore it. IIRC (from previous discussion) that...
by jp
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"
Replies: 10
Views: 4043

Re: 7 piece tablebase "benefit"

The real benefit of using 7 men TB ( for me, ymmv) is knowing whether the position is a cursed win or not. Cursed wins are real wins under ICCF rules. For that you may need to have your engine and/or GUI configured differently. In this example, only Re5 wins (under ICCF rules). 6r1/8/8/6N1/2k2r2/6R...
by jp
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A random walk down NNUE street ….
Replies: 48
Views: 13200

Re: A random walk down NNUE street ….

I'm saying you won't be able to come up with an algorithm , like e.g. alpha-beta for classical computer chess. Forget about machines to run alpha-beta on. Forget about computer languages to write it in. If the "alpha-beta" does not exist, those things are irrelevant. You need the algorithm first, s...
by jp
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A random walk down NNUE street ….
Replies: 48
Views: 13200

Re: A random walk down NNUE street ….

Quantum computing for chess seems to be a a long way off, if ever. I'm not expecting to see anything with my remaining days on earth, but who knows, maybe I will. If you look at that blog post, you'll see that it has nothing to do with chess. The author is just using a bizarre analogy . As I've sai...
by jp
Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A random walk down NNUE street ….
Replies: 48
Views: 13200

Re: A random walk down NNUE street ….

Quantum computing for chess seems to be a a long way off, if ever. I'm not expecting to see anything with my remaining days on earth, but who knows, maybe I will. If you look at that blog post, you'll see that it has nothing to do with chess. The author is just using a bizarre analogy . As I've sai...
by jp
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A random walk down NNUE street ….
Replies: 48
Views: 13200

Re: A random walk down NNUE street ….

Quantum computing for chess seems to be a a long way off, if ever. I'm not expecting to see anything with my remaining days on earth, but who knows, maybe I will. If you look at that blog post, you'll see that it has nothing to do with chess. The author is just using a bizarre analogy . As I've sai...
by jp
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What Are the New Ideas That Chess Engines Introduced in Chess Theory?
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: What Are the New Ideas That Chess Engines Introduced in Chess Theory?

And if you really can do that, can you still accuse engines for lacking of fantasy? New ideas cannot come from a fantasy scarce world. There are different ways to skin a cat. The same result produced by a human might involve "fantasy" but produced by an engine is simply the product of mass calculat...