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by mhull
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Hikaru vs. bots
Replies: 23
Views: 2830

Re: Hikaru vs. bots

Today chess.com had an event in which participants played against many of their chess bots, which are basically various Komodo (version 13.3 I think) Skill levels modified in various ways. Levels 19 and below use evals from NNs that are designed to make them more "human", but the bots rated over 24...
by mhull
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Polish users cut off from TalkChess
Replies: 86
Views: 87352

Re: Polish users cut off from TalkChess

Still not fixed it seems. It sounds like talkchess is prejudice against Poland and other countries that can't access this site. There is no excuse for this not to be fixed for this long. Well, I say the hell with talkchess. There are other chess sites that don't have problems like this. The hosting...
by mhull
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why did they destroy stockfish in finding mates
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: why did they destroy stockfish in finding mates

I think this is actually a very, very good idea. Ankan's move generator is absurdly fast. So couple this move generator to and and/or depth-first proof search. I have a feeling it might be scary good at mate solving. Scary Good :shock: Right, but while basic CUDA programming is not too hard, it tak...
by mhull
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: why did they destroy stockfish in finding mates
Replies: 20
Views: 3252

Re: why did they destroy stockfish in finding mates

I used the latest version of stockfish and it was very slow in finding mate.... Does the fact that a strong program can inadvertently prune some mating patterns out of its search tree leave an opening for humans? What other patterns might strong programs be missing? Maybe such opportunities are too...
by mhull
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TalkChess Is Back
Replies: 20
Views: 3696

Re: TalkChess Is Back

Hello All, We all know that TalkChess was not working for a few days. But, why did it fail? Was it "hacked"? Why the redirection to "Off-the-air"? What protocol is now in place to ensure that doesn't recur? Thanks in advance, -Steve- According to Quentin, unexpectedly high demand for chess-related ...
by mhull
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: We have a chess queen, but do you know the queen of chess?
Replies: 5
Views: 5658

Re: We have a chess queen, but do you know the queen of chess?

About the mate announcements I doubt if all of them are correct. I found no proof for the mate in 11 claim and I am also practically sure it was impossible without a computer to write a tree that proves the mate. If somebody has not mate claim but proof that there is a forced mate with the relevant...
by mhull
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

I was watching Hikaru Nakamura play blitz on a recording of his livestream. When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen. Otherwise, he looks at the screen to evaluate the position. I've not seen any other live streamer do that, e.g. IM Rosen. Did yo...
by mhull
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Chess Players Forum
Topic: Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Calculating Tactics -- Don't Look

I was watching Hikaru Nakamura play blitz on a recording of his livestream. When calculating exchange tactics, he looks up at the ceiling, taking his eyes off the screen. Otherwise, he looks at the screen to evaluate the position. I've not seen any other live streamer do that, e.g. IM Rosen.
by mhull
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Book For a Vintage Program
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: A Book For a Vintage Program

I'm looking for an opening book for a vintage computer program from the late 1970s. I'm guessing this program has not played any public games since 1978. It will likely not search deeper than 9 plies at human tournament time controls. The program will not be a giant killer but it might be a novelty...
by mhull
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A Book For a Vintage Program
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: A Book For a Vintage Program

I'm looking for an opening book for a vintage computer program from the late 1970s. I'm guessing this program has not played any public games since 1978. It will likely not search deeper than 9 plies at human tournament time controls. The program will not be a giant killer but it might be a novelty...