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by Greg Strong
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

Visual Studio is amazing! It's the one program that I miss on Linux and will still switch to Windows for. Me too, but QtCreator with some clang/LLMV based plugins is quite amazing too... I meant to check out QtCreator but never got around to it. Heard it was nice. Now I've just started writing a ne...
by Greg Strong
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

The reason that I'm still using Windows is Visual Studio, this is something that Linux lacks, I see you always complaining about it, maybe for C#, clr and .NET it is problematic, I don't know, but for C++ development it works like a charm. Visual Studio is amazing! It's the one program that I miss ...
by Greg Strong
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney June
Replies: 18
Views: 3718

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney June

Agreed that Windows has been running backwards since Windows 7. I've abandoned Microsoft in response to this fiasco and I used to be the biggest Microsoft fanboy I knew. I've switched to Linux Mint for my primary machine. I still have a couple Windows 7 boxes, but they will never be upgraded. When W...
by Greg Strong
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: about the value of fairy pieces
Replies: 10
Views: 2562

Re: about the value of fairy pieces

hgm wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:51 pm
High value is in itself a value-suppressing trait!
Exactly. Betza referred to this as the Leveling Effect. The more powerful a piece is the stronger your desire to keep it so the more valuable the weaker pieces become because they can attack it and force it to retreat.
by Greg Strong
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCRL and new engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

CCRL and new engines

Hello, I've been eagerly watching the CCRL ratings list to see how Komodo 12.1 (regular and MCTS) do, as well as the new Fire 7.1, but nothing yet :( Can anyone say if testing is underway? If no one has been able to get to it yet, please let me know if I can help. I have fairly significant hardware ...
by Greg Strong
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fire 7.1
Replies: 15
Views: 6422

Re: Fire 7.1

sovaz1997 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Hello. Are there plans to create a version of Fire for Linux?
Please - a Linux version would be great!
by Greg Strong
Sun May 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney May
Replies: 24
Views: 4322

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney May

I left right after it started because it was my daughter's 8th birthday party, but apparently Quadrox was on fire! Finished 7-1-1. It's been a long road, but I'm finally making some real progress.
by Greg Strong
Sat May 26, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Good books for self testing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2449

Re: Good books for self testing?

Wow - that is a nice book. Very ambitious! I've been using lines from the Silver Suites for probably a decade now, but your book was no where near this large when I raided it. (Or else I overlooked the large version.) It was asked how long the lines in this book are so I whipped up a quick graph: ht...
by Greg Strong
Fri May 18, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Issue with self play testing
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Issue with self play testing

Nice to hear that you are working on a new version of Ares :)

I test almost exclusively against eight other engines. I rotate them from time to time, but Ares is one of the engines that I have used a lot.
by Greg Strong
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: About a rebel evaluation study
Replies: 16
Views: 3198

Re: About a rebel evaluation study

zenpawn wrote:Depressing.
You can say that again!