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by duncan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Networks for lc0
Replies: 16
Views: 1340

Re: Networks for lc0

Nay Lin Tun wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:56 am
Btw, a guy in lichess has played 0.35 million games. He might be the first human in history who played > 1 million record. 🤔
.35 million is not > 1 million.
by duncan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: longest 6-man EGTB win
Replies: 40
Views: 1789

Re: longest 6-man EGTB win

<snip> syzygy lists these. [Event "KQPvKRR"] [Site ""] [Date "????.??.??"] [Round "-"] [White "Syzygy"] [Black "Syzygy"] [Result "0-1"] [FEN "1r2k3/8/2P5/8/2Q5/5r2/4K3/8 b - - 0 1"] [Annotator "shakmaty-syzygy"] [WDL "Loss"] [DTZ "-100"] [WinningMoves ""] [DrawingMoves ""] [LosingMoves "Rf1, Rf2+, ...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 4446

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

It seems to me that Fischer Random is working out better than I expected; I thought it would solve only the preparation problem in chess, but it seems to be doing wonders for the draw rate as well, as has already been shown in computer chess in the CCRL testing. Do you have any thoughts on why Fisc...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 3699

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

I recall a time when a chess engine would think all night to achieve 17 plies. How would we have defined tactical and strategic then? I think the definition is a moving target. But I would put it this way: A strategic move is made using first principles without seeing a definite win of material or ...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 4446

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

It seems to me that Fischer Random is working out better than I expected; I thought it would solve only the preparation problem in chess, but it seems to be doing wonders for the draw rate as well, as has already been shown in computer chess in the CCRL testing. Do you have any thoughts on why Fisc...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: longest 6-man EGTB win
Replies: 40
Views: 1789

Re: longest 6-man EGTB win

Hmmm... There must be a communications issue. I'm not asking that the files be changed in anyway. Just for a short, representative list, (1 from each of several EGTB files (e.g. 1 from the KQPkrr file for example) of positions which represent a long mate that respects the 50-move rule. syzygy lists...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 3699

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

"Tactics is what you do when there is something to do. Strategy is what you do when there is nothing to do." BTW, the NN engines do not prove that tactics is not important. They prove they can avoid it against conventional engines. But the conventional engineswere never tuned to seek tactical compl...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 4446

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

It seems to me that Fischer Random is working out better than I expected; I thought it would solve only the preparation problem in chess, but it seems to be doing wonders for the draw rate as well, as has already been shown in computer chess in the CCRL testing. Do you have any thoughts on why Fisc...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 3699

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

Maybe you can define tactics as a move that humans can be convinced by analysis with engines that it force a win(or a draw) when it is clear that a different move is worse. Again it is not a clear definition Could you not also define strategy that way. ?Why not a tactical move is a move that within...
by duncan
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactics cannot be very important for chess
Replies: 90
Views: 3699

Re: Tactics cannot be very important for chess

Given that a mathematical proof that chess is a drawn game looks out of reach right now, maybe a combination of knowledge and search can take us to the highest point which can be reached: a player that never gets beaten. So that would be a player that can never be beaten by itself even if given 10 ...