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by Robert Pope
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 71
Views: 3030

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

Allie is not a clone of Lc0. By far the most important part of code that Allie uses from Lc0 project is the cudann backend that Ankan wrote. ... That really should put this issue to bed IMO. I didn't claim that Allie was a clone. I'm just pointing out why variety is good to have, and the need for t...
by Robert Pope
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules
Replies: 71
Views: 3030

Re: My failed attempt to change TCEC NN clone rules

In the end, TCEC rules are up to the admins there and I like their tournament and think they do a good job and I'm happy that they allow a forum to showcase the time and effort I have spent developing Allie for others to enjoy and appreciate. I've done my very best to give credit to the Lc0 project...
by Robert Pope
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Never thought that Alliestein was in the same level with LCZero and Stockfish !
Replies: 20
Views: 1567

Re: Never thought that Alliestein was in the same level with LCZero and Stockfish !

xr_a_y wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:56 pm
[[ Troll mode activated ]]

This would not append on linux ...

[[ end troll mode ]]
But would it prepend on linux?
by Robert Pope
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congrats the Komodo Team
Replies: 32
Views: 2741

Re: Congrats the Komodo Team

zullil wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:38 pm
Thanks. I certainly would have considered the sales benefit from a possible win. :D
If it's profitable even without a win, you don't need to consider the sales when deciding whether to go. Basic alpha-beta pruning. Or maybe early evaluation drop-out. :D
by Robert Pope
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12146

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Peter Berger wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
I am not so sure.

Community efforts like Stockfish and LeelaZero can't enter that easily for obvious reasons. And if they do, they face their own challenges, like an operator who can't enter a move on the board in like 15 seconds...
What obvious reasons?
by Robert Pope
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?
Replies: 24
Views: 2218

Re: Does computer chess sponsorship exist?

Is there any record of people ever having received sponsorship for computer chess? I'm a year or so from buying a new server for analysis.sesse.net, and I know Intel (and probably also AMD) has a long tradition of throwing hardware at various people for research, gaming, etc.—but I've never heard o...
by Robert Pope
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 12146

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

“If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient.”
- Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Pride and Prejudice
by Robert Pope
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: UCI_Elo
Replies: 60
Views: 6097

Re: UCI_Elo

A little bit of a tangent: if you get an engine to frequently match the moves of a 1500 player, is there any reason to believe the engine would also be 1500? If you match 95% of moves, what are in the 5%? Probably all the dumb blunders. So I would think you would end up with something that picks 150...
by Robert Pope
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: future of top engines:how much more elo?
Replies: 124
Views: 13528

Re: future of top engines:how much more elo?

I guess all these discussions are useless, the rating lists are built from volunteer work and what those volunteers want to test (that's why Stockfish 9 tops the 40/4 list... I'd say the latter is a different problem which has to do with credibility. I pointed out to Graham from the get go (of SF10...
by Robert Pope
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Selfplay training server
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

Re: Selfplay training server

Can't figure out how to delete. I'm glad there are people trying their own approaches, but I didn't realize Michel was asking specifically about the training server code.