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by lkaufman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can a 2600 player beat a 2200 5 minutes to 1 minute?
Replies: 11
Views: 1856

Re: Can a 2600 player beat a 2200 5 minutes to 1 minute?

When Roman Dzindzichashvili was about 2600 FIDE he could crush 2200s giving 5 to 1 min odds. Of course he was really about a 2700 level blitz player. He couldn't quite give me 5 to 1 (I was about 2400 FIDE then, forty years ago), but he could give me 3 to 1 or 5 to 1.5 min and come out slightly ahea...
by lkaufman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match
Replies: 81
Views: 10732

Re: Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match

GM Anthony Wirig (FIDE 2500 but higher on next list, chess.com blitz 2830, born 1983) will take on the latest Komodo Dragon in an eight game Rapid (15' + 10") match on July 21 and July 22, starting 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time, 7 pm Central European Daylight Time each day. Komodo is giving knight odd...
by lkaufman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match
Replies: 81
Views: 10732

Re: Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match

GM Anthony Wirig (FIDE 2500 but higher on next list, chess.com blitz 2830, born 1983) will take on the latest Komodo Dragon in an eight game Rapid (15' + 10") match on July 21 and July 22, starting 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time, 7 pm Central European Daylight Time each day. Komodo is giving knight odd...
by lkaufman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match
Replies: 81
Views: 10732

Komodo Dragon vs GM Wirig knight odds match

GM Anthony Wirig (FIDE 2500 but higher on next list, chess.com blitz 2830, born 1983) will take on the latest Komodo Dragon in an eight game Rapid (15' + 10") match on July 21 and July 22, starting 1 pm Eastern Daylight Time, 7 pm Central European Daylight Time each day. Komodo is giving knight odds...
by lkaufman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?

It shows for level 8 1000 ms, skill 20, and depth 22. So does this mean that it runs Stockfish for one second on one thread at full strength but quit if 22 ply are finished before one second? Yes, exactly. So it will run something like `go movetime 1000 depth 22`. However, since the switch from pyt...
by lkaufman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?

Does anyone know what version of Stockfish, how many threads, and what settings (Elo perhaps?) are used on Lichess for the top level (8) Stockfish? The level 8 is Stockfish level 20 but with some limitations. Here are the definitions of the levels in Lichess code : https://github.com/niklasf/fishne...
by lkaufman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?

While for analysis lichess (via fishnet) uses Stockfish 14, for play against humans it uses Fairy-Stockfish. To my knowledge this mainly has two reasons: It supports an extended range of difficulty levels in order to also have suitable engine opponents for beginners, and it supports positions that ...
by lkaufman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

What is "Stockfish Level 8" on Lichess?

Does anyone know what version of Stockfish, how many threads, and what settings (Elo perhaps?) are used on Lichess for the top level (8) Stockfish?
by lkaufman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Gary Kasparov 58 Years old is no longer 2812 use your engine
Replies: 29
Views: 4263

Re: Gary Kasparov 58 Years old is no longer 2812 use your engine

considering these young GM's being busy with chess almost all of their time (except Anand maybe), Gary's performance to me actually looks very good. Fun to watch btw, the youtube reports from this Croatian tournament (at least some parts, which i watched, looking at all the stuff is too much for me...
by lkaufman
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Gary Kasparov 58 Years old is no longer 2812 use your engine
Replies: 29
Views: 4263

Re: Gary Kasparov 58 Years old is no longer 2812 use your engine

considering these young GM's being busy with chess almost all of their time (except Anand maybe), Gary's performance to me actually looks very good. Fun to watch btw, the youtube reports from this Croatian tournament (at least some parts, which i watched, looking at all the stuff is too much for me...