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by A Distel
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 14.1 Release and Dragon Announcement
Replies: 114
Views: 20573

Re: Komodo 14.1 Release and Dragon Announcement

Hi Larry, thanks for Komodo 14.1. Note: Dragon by Bruno LUCAS (France) was in the past a partner program from Arena Chess GUI. At this time I had many contacts to french programmers and Bruno is really a very nice guy. Dragon by Bruno is a very positional program with around 2350 Elo. Last availabl...
by A Distel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 14274

Re: Unfair Poll

Alright, I see the thread is still here and so I take the liberty to write something that hopefully makes (some) sense. The CTF forum was founded a couple of months before the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and because of that immediately was flooded after the terrorists flew two planes in the twin towers, e...
by A Distel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 17050

Re: CTF Survey

1. CTF should continue as it is now.

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”
― George Orwell
by A Distel
Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 294
Views: 129651

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

The new Exynos 9820 Galaxy S10 now showcases a large performance upgrade compared to last year’s Exynos 9810 units. The new chip’s figures are good and better than the Snapdragon 845, however aren’t able to match either the Snapdragon 855 nor the HiSilicon Kirin 980 – the latter two both based on Ar...
by A Distel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What got you into computer chess?
Replies: 38
Views: 12114

Re: What got you into computer chess?

DBTundra wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:08 am
What got you into computer chess? Battle Chess, a love of programming, and no chess set.
The ability of computers to outperform humans!
by A Distel
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 294
Views: 129651

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

Many mobile phones with glass backside do not have QI . The z2 force has a plastic screen. Indeed. That helps it to survive when it falls down. And backside is Metall. I will not buy z3 because it is glass on both sides. If you are afraid to scratch the screen, put a shield on it out of glass or pl...
by A Distel
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Style/Strength Ratio?
Replies: 40
Views: 10619

Re: Best Style/Strength Ratio?

What do you think about engine's style? Apparently computer chess enthusiasts can be separated into three groups: 1. The largest group measures success on "elo" points. New programmers are introduced to this concept and dedicate their time to improving their engine's performance. By far, the larges...
by A Distel
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Best Style/Strength Ratio?
Replies: 40
Views: 10619

Re: Best Style/Strength Ratio?

With Robert Hyatt, H.G.Muller and Harvey Williamson ruling Talkchess, it's perhaps proof of the failure of democracy... Do you have any complaints about how this website is moderated? If so, feel free to share them, I am quite flexible, and Ceasar is happy if the people are happy. In particular, ar...
by A Distel
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Official release version of Stockfish 9
Replies: 7
Views: 4054

Official release version of Stockfish 9

Official release version of Stockfish 9 !! latest version !! http://abrok.eu/stockfish/ Windows x64 for Haswell CPUs Windows x64 for modern computers Windows x64 Windows 32 Linux x64 for Haswell CPUs Linux x64 for modern computers Linux x64 Author: mstembera Date: Wed Jan 31 11:41:09 2018 +0100 Tim...
by A Distel
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Skipper zero : no progress
Replies: 30
Views: 7662

Re: Skipper zero : no progress

I have a question for you Henk. My mother always claimed that she was Pennsylvania Dutch. Her last name is/was Conrad. So in your opinion was she Dutch or was she German? Or not enough information? Don't understand link between Pennsylvania and the Dutch. Conrad does not sound like a Dutch name. Co...