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by Uri Blass
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Poll: How Many "Weights" Needed To Play "Known" Chess Very Well?
Replies: 28
Views: 865

Re: Poll: How Many "Weights" Needed To Play "Known" Chess Very Well?

Human GMs only rarely make tactical mistakes- they have mainly LEARNED them, and 'automatically' know them without having to count. Humans GMs rarely make tactical mistakes because they calculate. Even at 1 minute when GM's clearly make tactical mistakes not only rarely humans calculate. They can t...
by Uri Blass
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: idea for chess rating of complexity for chess positions
Replies: 2
Views: 218

idea for chess rating of complexity for chess positions

I thought that it is possible to give rating of complexity for chess positions based on the gain that strong engines get from doubling the time control from 2 minutes/40 move to 4 minutes/40 moves. The idea is that you decide for example that the top 50 engines in the CCRL rating list participate an...
by Uri Blass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it. I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at late...
by Uri Blass
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: did magnus carlsen play so poorly?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

did magnus carlsen play so poorly?

https://company.playmagnus.com/play-magnus It seems that magnus at age 5 is simply the random mover and I believe that magnus carlsen even at age 5 played better than it. I also tried the application at older age and I believe magnus was stronger than the playing strength they give him also at later...
by Uri Blass
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1162

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I think I'll change my opinion from "draw" to "loss" for 1.g4. I let Komodo MCTS think about it for an hour or so and got a -.83 score for it after 1...d5. Usually anything beyond 0.7 is a winning advantage based on playouts from the position. This doesn't mean that I or anyone else can prove the w...
by Uri Blass
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1162

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

I'm willing to defend 1.g4 against anybody that seriously think it is losing, and I guarantee that I can draw them. The main reason it's ? is because you give any chances of winning whatsoever, so it's only black that can win if you're not careful. And I'm not saying something like "1.g4 is a draw ...
by Uri Blass
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1162

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

jdart wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:00 pm
I think it's objectively inferior compared to alternatives but wouldn't say it is "losing."
objectively if it is not losing then it is drawing or winning.

I think that we do not know because chess engines are not strong enough to tell us.
by Uri Blass
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: question about weak level of engines
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: question about weak level of engines

I found that n.e.g could beat some weak level of a free application in my phone. This is against level 2 when I played manually the moves in the phone. [Event "Computer chess game"] [Site "URIBLASS-THINK"] [Date "2019.10.11"] [Round "?"] [White "NEG1_2"] [Black "UriBlass"] [Result "1-0"] [BlackElo "...
by Uri Blass
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: rating floors
Replies: 3
Views: 981

Re: rating floors

I read that there are many rating floors in the US federation http://www.glicko.net/ratings/rating.system.pdf For example I read the following in the uscf rating rules. "A player who earns the original Life Master (OLM) title, which occurs when a player keeps an established rating above 2200 for 30...
by Uri Blass
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 60
Views: 5237

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

"Real chess" or not, they can still be fun. I'll not dispute that, I've been saying for years that Crazyhouse is a superior game to chess, and that people should consider dropping chess and moving into a more fun variant, instead of trying to fix chess drawing rules to artificially decrease draws, ...