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by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: NVIDIA RTX 3080, RTX 3070 SPECIFICATIONS LEAKED FOR THE FIRST TIME
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: NVIDIA RTX 3080, RTX 3070 SPECIFICATIONS LEAKED FOR THE FIRST TIME

If I am reading it right it looks like about 50% improvement. Not very exciting but maybe once they make an appearance prices for 2080ti drop to something reasonable.
by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0: Kiudee setting is very strong
Replies: 17
Views: 721

Re: Lc0: Kiudee setting is very strong

Any idea if it still holds for very long TCs or does it converge to the same thing given enough time (which would be my intuition).
by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

What about this game from the tournament? https://www.iccf.com/game?id=974017 Black played solidly but lost. I haven't analysed the game with an engine, but I would assume it would useless to do it anyway without a few days of work I think you are overestimating correspondence players. 41...a5 is a...
by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

In its way, Stockfish's contempt is a crude way of doing exactly this. A more sophisticated system would also favor imbalance, and any other position characteristics that make finding the best moves harder. If you have enough position - complexity data then you can also train NN to estimate complex...
by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13.1 Android strange mcts bug?
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Komodo 13.1 Android strange mcts bug?

It's an interesting challenge for MCTS because whatever move you try it will end in a win when you play it out so there is nothing to go by when choosing moves. I think the solution is not obvious but it seems that either counting distance to mate (if you play it out to the end) or using additional ...
by OneTrickPony
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

Assuming chess is already softly solved for practical purposes (you can draw with black assuming you have enough resources and time for a move within reasonable realms for both) it seems to me the most interesting project is to find ways which are objectively the best tries to win. There is a concep...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

I've taken a look at the recent World Championship: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=66745 All decisive games resulted from wild gambles by black in the opening, The winner got a huge gift when someone played Mar Del Plata King's Indian vs him (very likely losing opening imo and certainly one you are d...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

The wall doesn't exist, if it did every correspondence chess player could make use of it when they're black and avoid losing. That's exactly what the are doing and that's why all the games among good correspondence players end in a draw unless someone feels adventurous. The reason not every corr pl...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

Can't edit anymore but recent example is AlphaZero vs Stockfish match. They had competent chess programmers with a lot of experience in engine testing and programming on the team. They knew opening book is supposed to be provided for SF for a match to be fair and the only reason official SF doesn't ...
by OneTrickPony
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can current top engines still be beaten?
Replies: 24
Views: 1043

Re: Can current top engines still be beaten?

the rule of ELO per doubling doesn't break Not sure about that. All the engine matches are played using opening books to ensure variety and interesting positions. I am talking about "build the wall" approach with black and the wall building is quite well analyzed by now with literally thousands of ...