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by mbabigian
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

MonteCarlo wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:56 pm
Draw agreed
I'm glad everyone finally admitted I was right! ;)
by mbabigian
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

Jefk, to semi-answer your questions, first I must say I'm mostly in the Uri Blass camp. So if you want me to provide moves to win, that's a tall order as I would not suggest that even with my resources, that I can force a significant numbers of wins. 1) Chess is likely a draw with best play. 2) Unas...
by mbabigian
Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

Assuming MonteCarlo is running at least 6 piece Syzygy tablebases so he doesn't blunder a drawn endgame, White's winning chances are now nil. I've won many games in freestyle events against engines without tablebases by just continuing to play a dead drawn endgame. Hence the caveat above. There are...
by mbabigian
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

You can remain confident in your machine so far MonteCarlo Whites Edge Win Draw Loss Starting Position 53.6% 35.6% 36.1% 28.3% After Blacks move 5 53.1% 31.2% 43.7% 25.1% After Blacks move 9 52.9% 30.4% 44.9% 24.7% (135 million node directed search)
by mbabigian
Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine
Replies: 61
Views: 2688

Re: Centaur vs Unassisted Engine

I too was stunned by 4. ... Be7, but MonteCarlo's PC is very slow and there is a lot we don't know about his setup. Nor should he describe it here, as it would be an enormous advantage if described in detail. SF is not a positional player. Before NNUE it was actually laughable. Its great strength ca...
by mbabigian
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 112
Views: 11836

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

jefk, you hit the nail on the head. I have a very direct communication style, with a poke fun at everything personality/sense of humor. I don't drink so i can't offer that defense, but hope you know I'm only pulling your leg a bit. I also agree that it isn't about the speed of the hardware, but know...
by mbabigian
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 112
Views: 11836

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

Mike ('mbabigian') wrote: My computer is fast, at 78 million to well over 100 million nps depending on the position and software. yes that's fast, faster than MC's comp indeed; but for normal chess playing online as human you don't such a monster, you know... That i mentioned MC comps' speed appare...
by mbabigian
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 112
Views: 11836

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

"sums it up" yep, although it makes it a difference whether you're White or Black. As for 'sadly' , well we can't hold (AI) progress, the terminators are not yet coming anyway soon (although they can dance in Boston apparenty and chess is still an awesome game for otb humans vs humans, Meanwhile i ...
by mbabigian
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE
Replies: 112
Views: 11836

Re: correspondence chess in the age of NNUE

Check this position. [D]6rk/pp1bbr2/3p1n1q/PPpPp1pp/2P1Pp1n/R4P1P/4BNPN/1Q2BRK1 b - - 0 33 This is from my own game. This came out from a KID opening. Just Check the eval here. Here my opponent who is an OTB GM played 33.Qb1 This is a corr game and u can see how helpless engines are here. Now after...
by mbabigian
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Houdini 1.5 from 2011 has a surprise
Replies: 11
Views: 2259

Re: Houdini 1.5 from 2011 has a surprise

Update to the prior post. The memory optimizer finally finished. I had 89% free before it started and during the optimization process, it took free memory down well below half. Now that it is done, I have 90% free. So it appears it freed 1% of my memory during the defrag process. I could easily allo...