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by rcmaddox
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 34
Views: 3413

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedi...
by rcmaddox
Fri May 29, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 34
Views: 3413

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedi...
by rcmaddox
Wed May 27, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 34
Views: 3413

Re: Sargon 1978 UCI Available

I should add that I've tested the program, it runs fine and searches about 8 ply on my modest laptop at fast time controls. It will beat you if you don't pay attention. It beats me even when I do.
by rcmaddox
Wed May 27, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sargon 1978 UCI Available
Replies: 34
Views: 3413

Sargon 1978 UCI Available

Bill Forster, author of the Tarrasch GUI, has released a UCI version of Sargon, the well known program from the Spracklens. I had a copy of Sargon in the early 80's running on my Commodore VIC-20, using a black and white television for a monitor! It was my first chess software that wasn't in a dedic...
by rcmaddox
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match
Replies: 111
Views: 10105

Re: Komodo vs GM Smerdon knight odds match

lkaufman wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:17 am
The match is not part of a show on chess.com, but I expect to comment live during the games.
This means the match can be followed at the Komodo website?
by rcmaddox
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo vs. Larry K on chess.com
Replies: 72
Views: 11894

Re: Komodo vs. Larry K on chess.com

No way I'm missing this!
by rcmaddox
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS
Replies: 39
Views: 9385

Re: Komodo MCTS

I've been reluctant to post in threads about Leela or Komodo MCTS because, frankly, I don't have a good conceptual understanding of how these engines work. I hate to publicly display my limitations, but here goes... Last night, just for kicks, I watched Komodo 13.02 MCTS play a series of games again...
by rcmaddox
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13 released
Replies: 85
Views: 27691

Re: Komodo 13 released

Tarrasch doesn't support engine matches so no worries there.
by rcmaddox
Thu May 09, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 13 released
Replies: 85
Views: 27691

Re: Komodo 13 released

<snip> While the default mode is still the strongest one for engine vs engine play, the MCTS mode is now stronger whenever MultiPV is set to 2 or more. Since most people use MultiPV for analysis and since the MCTS mode tends to produce more "human" moves because it does not assume that the opponent...
by rcmaddox
Thu May 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Simple mate in 6 that gives some engines trouble
Replies: 20
Views: 5400

Re: Simple mate in 6 that gives some engines trouble

I couldn't get Komodo 11.2.2 to solve this mate at all. But Komodo 4 solves it in under 3 minutes.