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by leavenfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 5248

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

If a tournament claims the title of "World Championship" but either fails to: i) Allow the strongest chess entities to participate (n/a here) ii) The strongest chess entities can't / don't want to participate then questions do need to be asked how it is a "World Championship", and not just a normal...
by leavenfish
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 'Deus X' Unveiled as FAT FRITZ PROJECT...
Replies: 44
Views: 2131

Re: 'Deus X' Unveiled as FAT FRITZ PROJECT...

Komodo 13.02 finds 24...Rh8 with an edge for Black, 2 core on my machine while I was watching an old (not that there are any other!) episode of Hogans Hero's. :D
by leavenfish
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: There are lots of NN Engines competing LIVE in TCEC...............
Replies: 7
Views: 844

Re: There are lots of NN Engines competing LIVE in TCEC...............

Leo wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:28 pm
There is no Komodo NN. They are doing a Monte Carlo search using CPUs. Its slowing improving.
'Slowly'?? I think the proverbial numbers say differently. I expect when you see Komodo 14, the MCTS version will gain more in terms of rating than the regular Komodo.
by leavenfish
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS
Replies: 39
Views: 5174

Re: Komodo MCTS

I saw a screen shot somewhere of Komodo MCTS and I know it had multiple CPU's involved...3 or something as there were 3 lines being looked at. It showed something like depth = 24/17; had to be in a Chessbase GUI. Exactly what does that depth mean in Komodo? It struck me because I remember Ntirlis i...
by leavenfish
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS
Replies: 39
Views: 5174

Re: Komodo MCTS

I saw a screen shot somewhere of Komodo MCTS and I know it had multiple CPU's involved...3 or something as there were 3 lines being looked at. It showed something like depth = 24/17; had to be in a Chessbase GUI. Exactly what does that depth mean in Komodo? It struck me because I remember Ntirlis in...
by leavenfish
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: OKE - Opening Knowledge Engines
Replies: 94
Views: 7075

Re: OKE - Opening Knowledge Engines

I disagree. Every evaluation is worthwhile. And the deeper the search and the stronger the engine, the more worthwhile it is. There is nothing fundamentally different from an opening position and any other mostly closed position. And a 36 ply search by stockfish or komodo is every bit as good as a ...
by leavenfish
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: OKE - Opening Knowledge Engines
Replies: 94
Views: 7075

Re: OKE - Opening Knowledge Engines

I disagree. Every evaluation is worthwhile. And the deeper the search and the stronger the engine, the more worthwhile it is. There is nothing fundamentally different from an opening position and any other mostly closed position. And a 36 ply search by stockfish or komodo is every bit as good as a ...
by leavenfish
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: armageddon in norway chess
Replies: 33
Views: 3940

Re: armageddon in norway chess

Another point against this method: Let's say Caruana has discovered a +.75 innovation on move 12 of a line he is sure to play against Magnu's Sveshnikov...and it is late in the tournament and Fabi is having a poor tournament and faces a Sveshnikov. Why on earth would he waste even going into this (h...
by leavenfish
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: armageddon in norway chess
Replies: 33
Views: 3940

Re: armageddon in norway chess

So Norway chess round 1 concluded with 5 draws, but White won 4-1 in the 10-7 (+3 sec inc from move 60) Armageddon game, Black getting less time but draw oddss. This suggests that Armageddon is valid in longer games than blitz, as was also shown in some U.S. Championship playoff games at odds like ...