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by Tord Romstad
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Play Magnus Carlsen Android App Beta!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1563

Re: Play Magnus Carlsen Android App Beta!?

I have it on the Ipad. It's a modified older version of Stockfish. Almost, but not quite. I couldn't use any Stockfish code for this because I don't hold copyright for all of is, so the engine in the current Play Magnus is based on Glaurung, the predecessor of Stockfish. I am working on a new and c...
by Tord Romstad
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: ICGA's 2015 World Computer Chess Championship/Events
Replies: 256
Views: 54311

Re: ICGA's 2015 World Computer Chess Championship/Events

Wow, what a depressing thread. Every time I visit the CCC, I quickly remember why I no longer come here very often. :( Anybody can get SF, modify it lightly (or not...?), and enter, as long as they recognize the other authors in the license. GPL allows to do that and the GPL gives explicit permissio...
by Tord Romstad
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Magnus Carlsen vs. iPad Air 2 - Who would win?
Replies: 66
Views: 11878

Re: Magnus Carlsen vs. iPad Air 2 - Who would win?

What is the speed of stockfish on the earliest iphone? I don't know about the earliest iPhone, but I have an antique iPhone 3G, which, despite the name, isn't the third, but the second generation iPhone. Stockfish runs at about 11kN/s on this device. I don't think it would be a match for a strong G...
by Tord Romstad
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Phalanx XXIII
Replies: 22
Views: 7235

Re: Phalanx XXIII

Thanks Dusan, this is awesome news! Phalanx was always one of my favorite programs, and to a large part I learned chess programming by studying your source code. Even today, you can see a clear influence from Phalanx in Stockfish's king safety evaluation. If you are interested, I can help you bring ...
by Tord Romstad
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones: (Old Thread)
Replies: 657
Views: 820990

Re: What about LG google nexus 5 ?

It would be nice to see the official Stockfish iPad app being updated to allow the user to set the number of threads and the RAM to be used for hash tables. Hopefully Tord will read this thread and make these changes. Not likely to happen, at least not using such technical language. The average use...
by Tord Romstad
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nakamura vs Stockfish, public match 8/23
Replies: 174
Views: 48962

Re: Nakamura vs Stockfish, public match 8/23

Sure, but certainly in game 2 it seems pretty clear at which move he decides to go for a win instead of contenting himself with a draw. It might be that SF would have found some way to break open the position before reaching a 50-move draw, but I kind of doubt it. Reading about this game on the Int...
by Tord Romstad
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nakamura vs Stockfish, public match 8/23
Replies: 174
Views: 48962

Re: Nakamura vs Stockfish, public match 8/23

Wow, very interesting match. Thanks for making this happen, Jesse! Thanks also to everybody else who made this possible, not least Hikaru Nakamura himself, who must have had a tremendously exhausting day. I think he would have done better at a more relaxed rate of one game per day. I don't follow co...
by Tord Romstad
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is there any chess app on iPad
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Re: Is there any chess app on iPad

That can handle comments and sub variations and show the game score next to the board ? I plan to add this in Stockfish, but I first want to design a better format than PGN for storing games first (but of course, with support for PGN import). PGN has some annoying limitations, like the lack of supp...
by Tord Romstad
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Why don't strong engines enter WCCC?
Replies: 175
Views: 21313

Re: Why don't strong engines enter WCCC?

Well, this is only partly true. Stockfish, for instance, could easily participate: its originality is not in question, the source is open and verifiable, and there would be plenty of people willing to operate it at their own expense. It is just that some of its main authors for unfathomable reasons...
by Tord Romstad
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Apples new 'Swift' language
Replies: 12
Views: 4422

Re: Apples new 'Swift' language

Now D on the other hand gets me excited, but it's not new or hip or backed by any big companies so few people care. D tries too hard to be a better C++ to excite me much. I don't want a better C++, I want a replacement for C++. Rust -- which fortunately is backed by a big company -- looks more prom...