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by carldaman
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Mayhem NNUE - New NN engine
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: Mayhem NNUE - New NN engine

Yeah, in many ways it's a sad state of affairs when you just plug in SF-NNUE as a shortcut. The worst part is that it's a black box that doesn't even let you set contempt, let alone other settings. It takes the fun out for guys like Brendan and me, and also for some conscientious programmers like An...
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Brendan, I need your helps ... Topic = Rodent!
Replies: 8
Views: 495

Re: Brendan, I need your helps ... Topic = Rodent!

OpenTal 1.1 introduced some changes to search (and in other places, but not sure) that somehow reduced the engine's aggressiveness. It probably made it see more refutations to its attacking moves.

Keep in mind that these Rodent personalities will usually reduce strength, but enhance style.
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Despair Of The Three Kings
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Despair Of The Three Kings

DESPAIR OF THE THREE KINGS Intel i5 Quad ChessGUI 256mb hash each 3-4-5 piece tablebases Ponder off GBSelect2019.cgb book 40 moves in 25 minutes repeating (adapted for the CCRL) 4 cycles 44 rounds All engines 64-bit where available Standings after Round 18 11.5 - GreKo 2020.03 64-bit 11.5 - Fridoli...
by carldaman
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!

The only objective way out of this dilemma is to use default settings, I'm afraid. If you want to try different contempt, then you'll be testing a (slightly) different entity than the original engine. If stronger engines are stronger with default contempt, then so be it. :| :)
by carldaman
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Contempt topic is a bit tricky and unclear!

Quiet clear is: Engines based on strong endgame sources like Rybka / IPPs have a 2-3% higher move average as most of others, not based on that sources. Can be see in all of my rating list systems. Equinox, IPPs, Rybka versions and so one. I will not say Hannibal or Demolito based on IPPs (that is n...
by carldaman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Seer
Replies: 57
Views: 4380

Re: Seer

... Again the appeal to engine authors - please create a separate thread if introducing a new engine or important updates. The new engines 2020 thread is intended for testers. It would be interesting to see whether AMD's PEXT beats the native C PEXT implementation, most use magic bitboards as fallb...
by carldaman
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CTF Survey - Finished. Results in final post.
Replies: 74
Views: 5952

Re: CTF Survey

I don't participate there because of the vitriolic content, but, if you close it, some of those (off) topics might easily spill over in here.
by carldaman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FCP Tourney-2021 in preparation ... different questions!
Replies: 15
Views: 617

Re: FCP Tourney-2021 in preparation ... different questions!

Hi Frank, It might be good to have a different mix of styles, imho. Maybe you'd like to see the passive and bad king safety engines get punished by the better players in your tournament, producing excellent games for the winning side. That's only possible if you do include those lesser engines. :) G...
by carldaman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Seer
Replies: 57
Views: 4380

Re: Seer

Paloma wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:44 pm
On my mobile phone. :mrgreen:
ROFLOL :lol: :P
by carldaman
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Koivisto 3.0 (Including binaries)
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Koivisto 3.0 (Including binaries)

Luecx wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:21 pm
https://github.com/Luecx/Koivisto/releases/tag/v3.0.1

We had prerelease turned on by accident...
We are very sorry for the inconvenience.
The link to version 3.0.1 above gives a 404 error. :(