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by Richard Allbert
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice
Replies: 45
Views: 2729

Re: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice

** snipped ** Don't give up with it. There's no need to pressure yourself, no one will laugh, point the finger or anything. In fact, this community is the opposite - it's very helpful, testers and programmers alike. However, do make sure you take advice on board - and that usually starts with makin...
by Richard Allbert
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice
Replies: 45
Views: 2729

Re: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice

Guenther wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:17 pm
Richard, did you just reveal yourself as the (unknown) author of Vice, or am I just confused? :)
probably. :shock:
by Richard Allbert
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice
Replies: 45
Views: 2729

Re: Mussaurus 0.1-prealpha - a poor man's Vice

Thank you for checking the code. I noticed one - the null move pruning doesn't take zugzwang into account, but until I find a satisfying condition for zugzwang it will be buggy. If you followed VICE exactly you'll have the condition that the side to move has to have a "big piece" aka non-pawn, non-...
by Richard Allbert
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A book on machine learning
Replies: 7
Views: 2034

Re: A book on machine learning

This is very good. "Make Your Own Neural Network" by Tariq Rashid. A good starting point. It doesn't cover Convolutional NN but all the basics are there. I'll second this, for a non academic scatter brain like me, this book explained things really well. I've managed to complete a few home projects ...
by Richard Allbert
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2019
Replies: 460
Views: 114955

Re: New engine releases 2019

tmokonen wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 pm
SpaceDog 0.96.5 by Dr. Eric Silverman is now available, with Windows and Mac compiles. It is based on the engine VICE:

https://github.com/thorsilver/SpaceDog/ ... ag/v0.96.5
https://drericsilverman.wordpress.com/c ... ogramming/
That's a nice blog, thanks for posting.
by Richard Allbert
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Profiling performance test (perft) related question
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

Re: Profiling performance test (perft) related question

It's quite difficult to understand, but are the nodes visited the same for each version? You state 97862 in the first example, and then not for the others.

Next point: Have you done some perft testing to check the move generators are working correctly?
by Richard Allbert
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What got you into computer chess?
Replies: 38
Views: 7994

Re: What got you into computer chess?

Discovering the world of chess engines at university in 2002. I started the university chess club, so I was interested in chess (but not a good player) - I remember seeing Arasan, playing with that, and then finding Dann Corbit's old (massive) repo with Beowulf and other engines. I bought 'teach you...
by Richard Allbert
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases
Replies: 148
Views: 39591

Re: New engine releases

Hi Guenther

This is an invaluable resource, thanks a lot for keeping it maintained.

Richard
by Richard Allbert
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Strongest JavaScript Chess Engine
Replies: 7
Views: 2665

Re: Strongest JavaScript Chess Engine

tomitank wrote:tomitankChess 1.4 source code is available!


The next version is coming soon... ;)

Have fun with tomitankChess!

-Tamas
Nice!

Just browsing the code now.

Good luck with the future releases
by Richard Allbert
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Where's the joy in writing a chess engine?
Replies: 44
Views: 10717

Re: Where's the joy in writing a chess engine?

Namely, writing an engine can only be enjoyed by someone who already does software development as a job. I don't agree with this - it was the ambition to write an engine that got me started in programming. I was studying Engineering at university, and decided it would be amazing to be able to write...