Devlog of Leorik

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Re: Devlog of Leorik - New version 3.0

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mvanthoor wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:25 am
eboatwright wrote: Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:39 am Bro that was the smoothest string of puns I've ever seen :lol:
That wasn't my intention... as all programmers know, leaving a String of puns to Float around in your codebase will create Real problems in a Class of their own. You need to Double down on those and address them in Short order, or they'll come back to Byte you in the ass.

Ok. I'll let myself out now. But you asked for it :lol:
I did ask for it with "String" hahahaha
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Re: Devlog of Leorik

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Leorik has now played a few long time control matches in Graham's Amateur Series and in a gauntlet and got listed on the CCRL 40/15 rating list with 3229 Elo.

I have downloaded the PGNs and evaluated them with the EAS Tool v 5.61:

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Rank  EAS-Score  sacs   shorts  draws  moves  
   1    141397  23.08%  25.38%  22.82%   54   
That seem to be pretty interesting stats! Short games and quiet willing to sacrifice material. Here's an example where Leorik wins against a stronger engine despite being 6 pawns down in the end.

[pgn][Event "CCRL 40/15"] [Site "CCRL"] [Date "2024.02.20"] [Round "921.7.139"] [White "Leorik 3.0 64-bit"] [Black "Laser 1.7 64-bit"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "3229"] [BlackElo "3255"] [ECO "B12"] [Opening "Caro-Kann"] [Variation "advance variation"] [PlyCount "116"] 1. d4 c6 2. e4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 Nd7 6. O-O h6 7. Be3 Qb6 8. b3 Qa5 9. c4 Ne7 10. Bd2 Qd8 11. Nc3 g5 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. h3 Nc6 14. Be3 Ba3 15. Bd3 Bb2 16. Bxf5 Bxa1 17. Nb5 exf5 18. Nd6+ Kf8 19. Qxa1 f4 20. Bc1 Nb6 21. Ba3 Kg7 22. Qb1 Qd7 23. Nh2 Qe6 24. Nf5+ Kg8 25. Rc1 Rh7 26. Bd6 a5 27. Re1 Kh8 28. a3 Nd7 29. b4 axb4 30. axb4 Qg6 31. Ng4 h5 32. Nf6 Nxf6 33. exf6 f3 34. g3 Rd8 35. Bc7 Rc8 36. Be5 Ra8 37. Rc1 Rg8 38. b5 Na5 39. Rc7 b6 40. Kh2 Nc4 41. Qd3 Nb2 42. Qc2 Nc4 43. Rd7 Na3 44. Qd3 Nxb5 45. Rxd5 Nc3 46. Rd7 b5 47. d5 Ne2 48. Qe4 Nf4 49. Re7 Nxh3 50. Qxf3 Nf4 51. d6 Qxf5 52. d7 Qh3+ 53. Kg1 Ne6 54. Qc6 Nd8 55. Qc8 Qe6 56. Bc7 Qxf6 57. Re8 Qa1+ 58. Kg2 Rg7 1-0[/pgn]
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Re: Devlog of Leorik

Post by Mike Sherwin »

I was out of commission for awhile because of an electrical storm last fall. When I got my older computer up and running I couldn't find my passwords. I tried to have my password sent to me. It claimed to have sent it to my email but it never arrived. So I gave up but I am back thanks to HGM.

So first of all congratulations! And I won't be trying to beat this version, lol.

Also I'm hoping I can convince you not to give up on your PSTBLs and going to NNUE quite yet. I'm hoping you can try real time learning to modify your PSTBLs first. Just play some amount of internal games and accumulate bonus and penalties to modify your PSTBLs in real time say using from half to 2/3rds of the allotted time. All pieces on square of the winning side will get a small bonus for every move and pieces on the losing side will get a small penalty. Draws produce a tiny penalty for both sides. Since each training game modifies the PSTBLs each training game tends to vary at some point. Alternately the positions of the training games can be loaded into the position hash and the score modified for each position of each game. This is what I did with after game learning in RomiChess. The subtree for the current position stored on the HD is loaded into the position hash before each search. One hundred stored games from any given position was enough to win against the strongest engines of the time. And the time limit for learning games mattered very little. So playing a hundred very fast games would bring very valuable information back from a hundred or more ply beyond the normal horizon of your search. I wish someone more capable than myself will give real time learning a try?