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by JohnW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

How do Lc0 and Stockfish differ in regards to solving mate problems?
Say there is a mate in 10 puzzle, is Lc0 really going to strategize or plan?
by JohnW
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

So it should be possible to make an engine that defines a plan. Like a human is doing it. I was asked WHY the need for this. This is strange. Why NOT is IMO the better question. For me, I would never notice the difference how the engine was playing so why invest the time in trying to make an engine...
by JohnW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

Chess is NOT all about tactics. In most positions there is absolutely no tactics. If that's the case, how do engines that are based on tactics determine a move? They do not determine. That’s the problem. They make a move. Because they have to. That’s why they lose against LC0. Isn't their move choi...
by JohnW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

mclane wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Chess is NOT all about tactics.
In most positions there is absolutely no tactics.
If that's the case, how do engines that are based on tactics determine a move?
by JohnW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

Chess is NOT all tactical. E.g. LC0 plays very good chess without playing tactical chess. You ask what it is good for. So what is it good for to understand chess if you play it. Right ? You believe playing chess makes sense if the programs do rely on the search tree , millions of NPS and search dep...
by JohnW
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?
Replies: 198
Views: 5409

Re: When will the chess programmers write an engine that plans ?

What would be the point even if someone created one that plans like a human? If it's a good plan wouldn't the plan come to the same conclusion as an engine playing tactically? Like I just read in an old computer chess book about the chess computer "Belle", when it comes right down to it, chess is al...
by JohnW
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Engine programming
Replies: 32
Views: 2218

Re: Engine programming

C++ is probably the best for writing a good chess engine, but for learning your first programming language I would suggest starting out with either VB.NET or C# because they are more English like. With that try creating a simple game, like tic-tac-toe.
by JohnW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz update
Replies: 30
Views: 3509

Re: Fat Fritz update

Where do you download it? I don't see any mechanism within the Fritz 17 gui to update a specific engine. I know, and have no control over it. Assuming you already installed Fat Fritz in it, when you open the GUI at the bottom right you will see a pop-up asking you if you want to download an update ...
by JohnW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fat Fritz update
Replies: 30
Views: 3509

Re: Fat Fritz update

Where do you download it? I don't see any mechanism within the Fritz 17 gui to update a specific engine.
by JohnW
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Excalibur Phantom Force self moving chess robot

Ok..I thought it might be related to the "Grandmaster" one.