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by Dann Corbit
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

There are wins in correspondence chess, and everyone is using Stockfish and other strong engines to help with the analysis. There are also losses, and a large number of draws. What part of the losses and draws is the influence of humans? It is hard to say. I think that very strong humans can add mor...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unusual imbalance
Replies: 6
Views: 361

Re: Unusual imbalance

Here are my database records for that game, ordered from the end of the game backwards: 4k2r/1b1nbpp1/p2ppn2/1p5p/4P3/P4PP1/1PP1Q2P/1K1R2R1 b k - acd 60; bm d5; ce -63; move 20b; pm d5; pv d5 exd5 Bxd5 Rge1 O-O g4 hxg4 fxg4 Nc5 Qe5 Rd8 g5 Nfe4 h4 f6 gxf6 Bxf6 Qf4 Rf8 Rxd5 exd5 Qf5 Rd8 h5 Kf8 Rg1 Ke7...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

Reading a bit further, there does appear to be a way to completely disable it. I followed all the steps, but I am skeptical. I have done the same sort of thing for "Automatic Updates" many times, and Windows always manages to turn it back on, despite whatever article I read saying that it would be p...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

We are past the stage where the OS has become the virus

My chess analysis was running slow. So I looked at what processes in memory were doing. There was this thing: Compattelrunner.Exe It was using 17% of my compute power, and my chess task which should be at 95% was struggling. Apparently, it is MS Windows spy process that you cannot turn off. So I fou...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

AlphaZero's code is written by humans. There was human input everywhere: general design and concept, net format, search algorithm, training game parameters, and so on. Having some part that can improve through automated training is not the same thing at all as humans being useless in the process an...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: chess quote of the day
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: chess quote of the day

I actually have both in the table: "The tactician knows what to do when there is something to do; whereas the strategian knows what to do when there is nothing to do. - Gerald Abrahams", "The tactician must know what to do whenever something needs doing; the strategist must know what to do when noth...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

Didn't we already reach #2 when Alpha Zero taught itself to play? The human wrote the software that allowed the self-learning. The human directed the program what games to play and how many. The computer contributed nothing except brute force. The software not only did not teach itself to play, it ...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Future progress of chess software in chess
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: Future progress of chess software in chess

1)Chess machines are equal to human+machines in playing correspondence chess 2)Chess machine are equal to union of humans+chess machines in developing better chess engines. 3)Chess machines are equal to union of humans+chess machines in teaching humans to play chess better in OTB chess. I think tha...
by Dann Corbit
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: chess quote of the day
Replies: 2
Views: 278

chess quote of the day

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yVRKL-uk5LfCXHC1Vtiz0c8rbj9PFA0L/view?usp=sharing windows specific header, but easy to modify if you want to build on Unix. Samples: G:\cc>chessquote.exe Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. - Ralph Charell G:...
by Dann Corbit
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 in CCC matches
Replies: 20
Views: 858

Re: Lc0 in CCC matches

I have boxes of GPU cards and machines I could put them into. I have had lots of friends tell me that I should mine crypto-currency. Indeed, I could probably make thousands of dollars per month doing so. Nope. To offset the cost of electricity you burn you need a card with at least 6GB of DDR5 memo...