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by Don
Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: AH_LTC Match: Houdini 3 vs Komodo 6
Replies: 11
Views: 2298

Re: AH_LTC Match: Houdini 3 vs Komodo 6

I'm referring to publicly available versions of both engines. Yes of course Komodo has improved since K6. Aser is using K6, so that was the context of my observations. Yes that is what I thought. Komodo has made a lot of progress since Komodo 6 so the fairst compairson is whatever SF version was av...
by Don
Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: AH_LTC Match: Houdini 3 vs Komodo 6
Replies: 11
Views: 2298

Re: AH_LTC Match: Houdini 3 vs Komodo 6

Thanks for that match, that is interesting. Longer time control on a recent Intel CPU, and Komodo sneaks ahead. But, it still gets beaten by Stockfish. Which version Komodo and SF are you talking about? I'll bet you are comparing the most cutting edge SF dev version against some ancient version of ...
by Don
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisitied.

The downside of all of this is that it's now possible for fan-boys of either program to manipulate the results. For example if you were a big fan of Komodo leave Houdini and Komodo at the default settings but it you want to improve Houdini's performance you can optimized the setting to improve its ...
by Don
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisitied.

I don't believe it would help H3 on Ingo's list, on the contrary. There are too many weak opponents (300Elo weaker) so high contempt there brings more points overall (more wins instead of draws) than what H3 looses against SF and Komodo (there it has rougly 6% of the games as losses that would be d...
by Don
Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisitied.

I don't believe it would help H3 on Ingo's list, on the contrary. There are too many weak opponents (300Elo weaker) so high contempt there brings more points overall (more wins instead of draws) than what H3 looses against SF and Komodo (there it has rougly 6% of the games as losses that would be d...
by Don
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: evaluating color agnostic terms
Replies: 8
Views: 2386

Re: evaluating color agnostic terms

Hi everybody :), suppose I got convinced my engine does better in very complex positions (wich it does not) and I want my engine to prefer positions with many queens for example. since the root_ply=1, I do the following in the eval: //some_weight could be 10 for example (pawn=100, queen=1000), //WQ...
by Don
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo Rook shuffle
Replies: 3
Views: 816

Re: Komodo Rook shuffle

Yes, wasn't it awesome how Komodo shuffled it's rook to get the win!!!

Don
by Don
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited

bupalo wrote:HI Don, when komodo 7? After the nTCEC?
We do not have a plan yet, but we don't like to release too soon and we like the ELO gain to at least be reasonable.
by Don
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited

I think that good result against weak opponent can also be explained by lack of weaknesses so you do not lose against weak opponents. I do not say that it is part of the explanation for houdini's good results and I do not know. For example a program that does heavy pruning may lose games against we...
by Don
Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo run - Ingo list revisited
Replies: 37
Views: 7646

Re: Komodo run - Ingo list revisitied.

lkaufman wrote:
Don wrote: Komodo has a contempt of only 7 ELO - the idea is not so much to "beat up" on weaker programs but just to offset the white advantage a bit and give Komodo some incentive not to take a quick draw.
Don meant to say 7 centipawns, not 7 elo.

Larry
Yes, that is what I meant.