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by Alayan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 149
Views: 25373

Re: New engine releases 2020

I don't get that code kingDistance := Min(int(distanceBetween[fromId][whiteKingLocation]), int(distanceBetween[fromId][blackKingLocation])) if kingDistance >= 4 { score += distantKnight[kingDistance-4] } distantKnight seems to be applied whereever the knights are I think "fromId" is the knight's lo...
by Alayan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 149
Views: 25373

Re: New engine releases 2020

Combusken 1.1.0 released https://github.com/mhib/combusken/releases/tag/v1.1.0 The most important change in this release is Syzygy tablebases support. Should be ~40-60 ELO stronger than Combusken 1.0.0. I see some of your patches for 1.1 where inspired by my work for Ethereal, like the stacked pass...
by Alayan
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: MEA and temere.epd
Replies: 10
Views: 301

Re: MEA and temere.epd

If you get the EPD position set big enough and the evaluation quality of the moves high enough, this could get really close to measuring playing strength. The results are already quite good. One thing such an approach would require is to score more moves. An engine should lose some points compared t...
by Alayan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Booot 6.4 release
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Booot 6.4 release

Wow, unexpected !

Do you have an expected strength increase compared with the previous release ?

I hope you can succeed in making your engine cross-platform, with a Linux version we could see it back at TCEC. And it's nice for people like me who primarily use Linux.
by Alayan
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: An idea to kill draws in computer chess by different rules

I agree that a perfectly played game should be a draw. The problem is that with current rules, one player must make either several mistakes or one very big mistake to lose. Ideally any mistake should lose, a draw should result only from ideal play which no one should ever be able to achieve. Or at ...
by Alayan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Endgame masterpiece from Stockfish-Komodo
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Endgame masterpiece from Stockfish-Komodo

Komodo is having an incredible showing right now at CCC13 SemiFinals, only slightly behind Leelenstein, Lc0 and Stockfish after 50 games. Stockfish just managed to break the equal score through an endgame same-color-bishop win that long looked drawn to all the spectators : https://www.chess.com/comp...
by Alayan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL - 16 Cores rating list - Ethereal 12.00
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: FGRL - 16 Cores rating list - Ethereal 12.00

Interesting progress considering Ethereal 12.00 has default contempt and that contempt is generally thought to hurt against NNs.
by Alayan
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: Does YOUR Engine Play This Sac? Is it Sound?

15. Ndb5 is a really nice move.
by Alayan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Using Freeware AI and Dynamically Generated Endgame Tablebases
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: Using Freeware AI and Dynamically Generated Endgame Tablebases

My intent was that results so obtained would only be relevant to the original middle game position. This means that I intended that the generated neural networks would be overfitted . If this were plausible, then everyone could start doing it with respect to any complex middle game. Thus, standard ...
by Alayan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: testposition from the topboard of the candidates
Replies: 35
Views: 1406

Re: testposition from the topboard of the candidates

@Alayan I give moves, you give only words. If you are not interested in the truth of the position leave us alone. The evals/PVs of Leela + Stockfish carry much more weight than one man's opinion. You can do nothing that would prove f4 superior to Rxb6 or the other winning moves, because when it com...