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by Madeleine Birchfield
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hiarcs 15 - when
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Hiarcs 15 - when

Isn't the talkchess mod Harvey Williamson involved in Hiarcs?
by Madeleine Birchfield
Fri Apr 23, 2021 5:06 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 262
Views: 55489

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Hi Norman, thanks for the new version, including source code :) I tested 8.0 privately under CEGT conditions. Does it make sense to re-test, i.e. is 8.1 stronger/different/weaker :oops: than 8.0? Or can I use the games from 8.0 for our list? I have no problem to re-test if you think it's better. Th...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hardest chess variant for human
Replies: 15
Views: 538

Re: Hardest chess variant for human

Which chess variants do humans find hardest, leading to mate against humans in less moves than regular chess? Are there any variants where humans including grand masters make frequent tactical blunders, as the calculations are far too complex for a human, but simple for the computer. Any chess vari...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 262
Views: 55489

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Fire 8.1 with source code has been released. https://github.com/FireFather/fire/releases/tag/8.1 You might also be interested in this: http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=76719&start=80 I'm glad Norman Schmidt has finally made Fire a GPL-compliant engine and made his source code availa...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 5D Chess with Multiverse Time Travel
Replies: 5
Views: 583

Re: 5D Chess with Multiverse Time Travel

One of my nieces told me about this game, and she was all excited. I had never heard about it before. Your opinion? Peter With regards to creating engines for 5D chess, the high branching factor of the game means that MCTS is probably much more effective than AB search for engines, and the lack of ...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases & news 2021
Replies: 262
Views: 55489

Re: New engine releases & news 2021

Fire 8.1 with source code has been released. https://github.com/FireFather/fire/releases/tag/8.1 You might also be interested in this: http://talkchess.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=76719&start=80 I'm glad Norman Schmidt has finally made Fire a GPL-compliant engine and made his source code availa...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Top Engines are still too materialistic they need the what is statement
Replies: 16
Views: 824

Re: Top Engines are still too materialistic they need the what is statement

Chessqueen has a habit of posting on talkchess about not knowing how to use specific engines or analysis programs. Today it is Stockfish derivatives such as Crystal and Sugar, a few days ago it is the recently released Igel 3.0. They ought to do some research by themselves before asking the communit...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (10th April 2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 404

Re: CCRL 40/15, 40/2 and FRC lists updated (10th April 2021)

Igel 3.0.0 is ahead of Houdini 6 at the rating list. It's now in 3th place ( I don' t count the Stockfish clone Fat Fritz). Congratulations to Volodymyr Shcherbyna and Dietrich Kappe. It's not statistically significant yet to say that Igel is better than Houdini in 40/15. The elo difference between...
by Madeleine Birchfield
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?

Frank, your discussion about chess GUIs and neural networks is off topic. I kindly ask you to start a new discussion about that.
by Madeleine Birchfield
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Is Talkchess still the centre of computer chess programming?

More comments from the other thread from somebody who missed my comment: What exactly is the incentive to help people who come into the forum working on their first ever move generator? Obviously its a kind thing to do. If someone who knows all the tricks of the trade thinks himself to be too good t...