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by duncan
Wed May 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Is magnus carlsen the greatest human player ever?
Replies: 8
Views: 1773

Re: Is magnus carlsen the greatest human player ever?

If its true (I don't think it is) then the guy he beat after 12 draws and no wins must be the second best ever. Could you imagine Bobby Fischer drawing 12 straight games with no wins in his prime against someone in a championship match? Like engines, human players also evolve. Carlsen plays stronge...
by duncan
Tue May 07, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13 released
Replies: 85
Views: 13328

Re: Komodo 13 released

Komodo 13.01 has been released at komodochess.com. Elo gains since the last release, version 12.3, are about ten elo in standard mode, 30 elo in MCTS single thread mode, and over 40 elo in MCTS multi-thread mode. Since the last annual version, Komodo 12, elo gains in MCTS mode are in the 300 to 400...
by duncan
Thu May 02, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Simple mate in 6 that gives some engines trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 2432

Re: Simple mate in 6 that gives some engines trouble

Dann Corbit wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 am
acn 883293; acs 2; bm Nh6; ce 32756; dm 6; pv Nh6 gxh6 Re5 dxe5 Qf6+ exf6 Ne3 dxe3 Rf5 g1=Q Rh5#;
Crafty takes a few seconds
by duncan
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)
Replies: 148
Views: 24090

Re: Trying out the Leela Hybrid engine (NN with AB)

LeelaFish is a modified version of the Lc0 engine that gets help from an outside (auxiliary) engine. Leela uses the AuxEngine's PV to boost the Policy of those moves. https://github.com/killerducky/lc0/wiki/LeelaFish With default settings and SF10 auxiliary on 1 thread, +40 Elo points to pure Lc0 w...
by duncan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD
Replies: 54
Views: 7735

Re: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD

Jouni wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:51 am
Lc0 and A0 has shown, that tactics are not so important at all. They have very small impact to rating obviously. Only important in tactical test suites :) .
It used to be 200 elo gain for each ply. Do you know what the elo gain per ply is now under normal tournament conditions.?
by duncan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: deepmind's alphastar beats pros in starcraft ii
Replies: 39
Views: 5026

Re: deepmind's alphastar beats pros in starcraft ii

Have not seen all of it. Are there any plans to improve it and beat the world champion?
by duncan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quality of these computer generated puzzles
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Quality of these computer generated puzzles

Dann Corbit wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:43 am
No idea what went wrong there.
The source did not have my changes, either.

Try this one:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dxrjf ... oXwQnTpxZo
Thanks for the link
by duncan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quality of these computer generated puzzles
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: Quality of these computer generated puzzles

Dann Corbit wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm

Colin Frayn also wrote a checkmate generator, where you supply the desired material configuration and it will generate checkmates with that configuration.
Do you know of a link ?
by duncan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 12274

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

I remember coming on talkchess a few months ago and this LC0 was just getting started. It looked promising but I expected at least 3 or 4 years before something that could reasonably compete with the top 3. Indeed exciting times for computer chess. But all lc0 had to do was emulate alpha zero. Why ...
by duncan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 12274

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

Computers are to stupid to find out about cars or malfunctions. And those guys who trust computers driving the highway are idiots . Most car crash fatalities are due to human error. Would you not trust a computer to drive your car in the future if fatality rates and insurance rates went down 10 fol...