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by Uri Blass
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 4947

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

LC0 is the evidence for me that it is possible to build strategy over tactics and still play decent human chess. Artificial neural networks have as little to do with human intelligence as using a compressor to press manure through a hole in the wall has to do with human digestion. So far NN play a ...
by Uri Blass
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Poor mans testing process please
Replies: 30
Views: 1628

Re: Poor mans testing process please

You can tune your engine so that it solves all positions in a test suite and make changes so that it finds those best moves faster and faster AND lose ELO in the process. The big part of a slow process of improving the engine without playing games is making changes that seem to improve it but actua...
by Uri Blass
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 4947

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

I think both of you are wrong. I believe that most of the time humans are thinking during a chess game is about calculating lines . Intuition help you to guess correctly the right line without calculation in most of the cases ... (snip) You say we are both wrong and then go on to basically agree wi...
by Uri Blass
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 4947

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

I think both of you are wrong. Chess is not 99% calculation but it is also not 99% intuition. things go together during a chess game. Intuition tell you about moves to look at them but you need to calculate and I believe that most of the time humans are thinking during a chess game is about calculat...
by Uri Blass
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!
Replies: 205
Views: 6041

Re: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!

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Ovyron wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:53 am

Meanwhile you don't even know what to play in the current position, while I know what your next 6 moves will be!
I guess that white already has a drawing line but analyze some alternatives because white plays for a win.
by Uri Blass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!
Replies: 205
Views: 6041

Re: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!

You give too much credit to engine's evals, there's more to life than Stockfish giving a positive eval or a negative eval to the variations. Back in my day we'd call people that played the top scored move of the engine every time an "engine monkey", I won games, and was defeated by moves that engin...
by Uri Blass
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!
Replies: 205
Views: 6041

Re: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!

The truth of the matter is that I've been playing at a level higher than Zenmastur's, as any sane person would pick the black's pieces here. You're out of your mind. Playing better??? The position has been dead even since you blundered with 3. ... d6. You should be playing for a win by now. Instead...
by Uri Blass
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!
Replies: 205
Views: 6041

Re: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!

Nothing but cheap parlor tricks! :D :D :D What I'm showcasing here is that YOU HAVE NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO PLAY THE MOVES I PREDICT . I have no idea how good 3...d6 actually is, it may be third best, but it was the move that allowed me to do this. I'm demonstrating what needs to be done to nullify ...
by Uri Blass
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!
Replies: 205
Views: 6041

Re: Zenmastur vs Ovyron No it's not another GROB!

8.Nge2 Correctly predicted moves: 1/3 Turns out predicting is very fun! I wonder how long can I go? Predict: 11.d5 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 d6 4. d4 g5 5. h4 g4 6. Ng1 Qf6 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Nge2 Bh6 rnb1k2r/ppp1np1p/3p1q1b/8/3PPppP/2N5/PPP1N1P1/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - If you can predict all moves of the op...
by Uri Blass
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: mate test positions
Replies: 32
Views: 3657

Re: mate test positions

positions are taken from pgn Here is an analysis of one pgn with better mate scores for part of the cases I do not claim that the long mates are optimal and there may be shorter games [Event "PGN Import"] [Site "?"] [Date "?"] [Round "?"] [White "?"] [Black "?"] [Result "*"] [BlackElo "2000"] [ECO "...