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by carldaman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Weakening Komodo 13.2.5...
Replies: 11
Views: 797

Re: Weakening Komodo 13.2.5...

+1
I've lobbied for such a feature in the past. It's unsettling when an engine moves instantly, detracting from the sparring experience.
by carldaman
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships
Replies: 24
Views: 5380

Re: 13th ACCA World Computer Rapid Chess Championships

Where did the book end in the above game?
by carldaman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2952

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

I see the stalemate endings/insufficient material vs bare king/perpetual check draws as a fallback or safety net for the daring player who sacs material while trying to win (the old "playing with a draw in hand" strategy), not as a way to force 'weaseling-out' draws, which to me would seem to be a ...
by carldaman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2952

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

Hold on, back when the queen was made powerful in chess, wasn't that a radical change that made the game completely different? Yet it was adopted, so why do people want to keep the nature of chess unchanged? Why are people hesitant to add rules that destroy the nature of chess, if that was done in ...
by carldaman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Elephant Rides
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Elephant Rides

(At the risk of coming across as Graham's spokesperson :)) Jumbo, afaik, is sometimes a descriptive adjective or even a nickname associated with elephants. To be honest, when I saw the name of the tournament I immediately expected to see Hannibal among the participants, but it's probably more than a...
by carldaman
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Elephant Rides
Replies: 16
Views: 600

Re: Elephant Rides

Guess: possibly because of replayed games due to the version upgrade of RookieMonster?! :|
by carldaman
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2952

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

I see the stalemate endings/insufficient material vs bare king/perpetual check draws as a fallback or safety net for the daring player who sacs material while trying to win (the old "playing with a draw in hand" strategy), not as a way to force 'weaseling-out' draws, which to me would seem to be a r...
by carldaman
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero No Castling Chess
Replies: 84
Views: 2952

Re: AlphaZero No Castling Chess

I think Chess should have sharper games overall with a lower draw rate. I just thought about this variant the other day: If the game ends in draw, the first player that checked the other during the game is awarded a win. There we go, no more draws and no more hitting our heads against the wall figu...
by carldaman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: T58 passing LD2
Replies: 11
Views: 1120

Re: T58 passing LD2

Thanks Eduard, but on a really slow GPU (AMD Radeon card) it begins to troll as early as the middlegame (!?)
So many suboptimal moves played in a crushing positions...
by carldaman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I was right!
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: I was right!

So, to be clear, which exactly was the move that messed with Kasparov's mind?