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by carldaman
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:42 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Learning
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Learning

The Baron and Romichess have good learning features, too, but they're not top engines, though Baron is quite strong. Hiarcs is also supposed to have learning, but I'm not sure it works that well.
by carldaman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:50 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Hidden Step (Benjamin, Berserk, Ceibo, Drofa, Dumb, Galjoen, K2, KoK, KnightX, Nawito, Qapla, Supernova, Velvet, Waxman)
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: Hidden Step (Benjamin, Berserk, Ceibo, Drofa, Dumb, Galjoen, K2, KoK, KnightX, Nawito, Qapla, Supernova, Velvet, Wax

Curious, what are Benjamin's ES2/ES3 settings (if you're willing to share)? Most of the changes in Benjamin.eng file are common for the ES, ES2, and ES3 versions: [Pawn Value = 117] (default = 100) [Knight Value = 125] (def = 100) [Bishop Value = 125] (def = 100) [Rook Value = 124] (def = 100) [Que...
by carldaman
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)

Thanks, that's interesting. This net's posted date is Dec 2, 2020, so it's not that old - newer than the default SF net, in fact(!)

https://tests.stockfishchess.org/nns?page=1
by carldaman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon
Replies: 33
Views: 6700

Re: Dragon

Always buy when they have the 25% off semi-annual one-day sales (in spring/fall). The CB 16 upgrade was no more than $80.
by carldaman
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hekastockfish NNUE - many interesting options for this Stockfish derivative! Quick local results included.
Replies: 10
Views: 3788

Re: Hekastockfish NNUE - many interesting options for this Stockfish derivative! Quick local results included.

I did test this version of Heka for a while, but discovered that the new piece value settings unfortunately did not bring about any trade avoidance capabilities whatsoever. They didn't seem to have any tangible effects at all. :(
by carldaman
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: ShashChess
Replies: 250
Views: 90139

Re: ShashChess

Contempt could be useful to the Tal personality, especially if the user chooses to turn NNUE off, since it can benefit from 'optimism' and draw-avoidance by its very nature. This would also apply to analysis done by the Tal personality.
by carldaman
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Honey 13
Replies: 32
Views: 5428

Re: Honey 13

I can attest that Harmon plays a really fine brand of chess for a NNUE net. I'll post one of its amazing wins when I have time. :) To illustrate what Harmon's capable of, I'm posting an entertaining and adventurous game. First, here's an amusing diagram from this game: [D]4N2r/pp6/6k1/2p1N3/NP3p2/2...
by carldaman
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)
Replies: 39
Views: 6393

Re: Tactical mistake by Stockfish (Grischuk-Ding at candidates)

Hi Master Om,
I'm curious, which net are you using with the Nodchip SF of 20/07/19?
I find it intriguing that the older nets could still be better at analysis.
Thanks!
by carldaman
Sat Mar 13, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Slow 2.5 - Fritz 17 (Ginkgo), 1:0, mate in 24 moves!
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Slow 2.5 - Fritz 17 (Ginkgo), 1:0, mate in 24 moves!

It's surely nice to now have engines that can thoroughly punish such passive play. :D