Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

Post by Modern Times »

Back in January I ran a chess324 tournament, here:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=81318

That was incredibly laborious - individual engine-engine matches one by one with all 324 positions reversed sides per pairing. Necessary because CuteChess won't run a gauntlet or round-robin in that way.


This time I took a different, less manual approach. I stumbled across Stefan Pohl's 3-move Chess324 books here. Another great initiative from Stefan:
https://www.sp-cc.de/anti-draw-openings.htm

I chose the Chess324_xxl_big_+090_+119 book which has 70355 lines. That meant that I could run gauntlets in the normal way. And being slightly unbalanced (evals per KomodoDragon 2.6), it made things more interesting.

The tournament is below:

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html

I don't think there are any great surprises. Black wins at 4.6% and white score 68% reflect the advantage-for-white slightly unbalanced book.
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Caissa 1.12 has replaced Caissa 1.11.

The result is a jump of 2 places in the tournament ranking - from 8th equal previously to 6th now - due to the approx +31 Elo improvement in performance.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Rebel EAS added into the round-robin tournament, came in at #10 spot.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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RubiChess 20230918 has replaced version 20230410 in the round-robin. Thanks to an almost +50 Elo improvement in performance, it has leapt from 9th to 5th in the ranking.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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roifChade 3.1 added into the round-robin tournament. Came in at #11 spot, just missed out on #10.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Caissa 1.13.1 has replaced version 1.12 in the round-robin tournament. Elo performance was +5 Elo, and it has caught CS Tal, now at 6th equal spot.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html

Stats before and after:

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Caissa 1.12   - 2600 games: 550 wins, 617 losses, 1433 draws (55.1%), score: 48.7%

Caissa 1.13.1 - 2600 games: 568 wins, 593 losses, 1439 draws (55.3%), score: 49.5%
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Modern Times wrote: Sun Oct 01, 2023 10:53 am Caissa 1.13.1 has replaced version 1.12 in the round-robin tournament. Elo performance was +5 Elo, and it has caught CS Tal, now at 6th equal spot.

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html

Stats before and after:

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Caissa 1.12   - 2600 games: 550 wins, 617 losses, 1433 draws (55.1%), score: 48.7%

Caissa 1.13.1 - 2600 games: 568 wins, 593 losses, 1439 draws (55.3%), score: 49.5%
Can you post all the 234 chess positions or Opening Book that you are using, where did you get the 234 Opening Book, did you created it yourself?
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

Post by Modern Times »

I should change the title, it is "Chess324 xxl" as created by Stefan Pohl. Not pure Chess324.

Chess324 xxl means: All Chess324 positions combined with 6 single-step pawn-plies
Example: 1. h3 h6 2. g3 d6 3. d3 b6
So more than 600000 different Chess324 openings were possible and evaluated!!!
The Chess324 xxl sets are around 30x bigger than the Chess324 64x sets...
https://www.sp-cc.de//anti-draw-openings.htm

I use this book
Chess324_xxl_big_+090_+119 = 70355 lines
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html

Komodo Dragom 3.3 has replaced 3.2

The performance of version 3.3 in the round-robin is +23 Elo to version 3.2 previously.
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Re: Chess324 Tournament (Completed)

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Ethereal 14.25 has replaced version 14.00

https://ccrl.chessdom.com/ccrl/Chess324/index.html

A +23 Elo performance improvement has enabled it to leapfrog Berserk into 4th spot.