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by Gary Internet
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?
Replies: 37
Views: 3204

Re: Are we sure that Stockfish NNUE is better than the Normal Stockfish ?

You can't use TCEC as an indicator of anything, because the sample size is tiny. Plus when strong engines use 176 threads and 64 GB to 128 GB hash and play at 5400+10 time control, even the engines that are weaker (like Ethereal or Fire) but still very strong, have way more chance of seeing deeper, ...
by Gary Internet
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Stockfish NNUE SV Tests
Replies: 103
Views: 21565

Re: Stockfish NNUE SV Tests

Stockfish NNUE has a real scale problem. It doesn 't scale with time increment. I have mentioned this problem before in some chess forums. At 1 core, 30 sec + 0.5 sec time control the record is +128 elo in my tests but at 6 cores, 2 min + 1 sec tc the record is +74 elo. At Mark Young' s last test (...
by Gary Internet
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: SPCC: Testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 finished
Replies: 4
Views: 570

Re: SPCC: Testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 finished

This has to be the end of an era that people have talked about. This is a real step change in strength gain for an engine that runs on CPU only. Stefan's words say more than mine could: AB-testrun of SFnnue sv200728_1104 (nodchip avx2-compile) finished. Another huge Elo-gain: +18 Elo to SFnnue sv200...
by Gary Internet
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: FGRL rating list, 10 min + 6 sec - 5. Ethereal 12.25, 6. SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.2
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: FGRL rating list, 10 min + 6 sec - 5. Ethereal 12.25, 6. SlowChess Blitz Classic 2.2

This is the update I've been waiting for. I love your 10+6 list it has the biggest head-to-head sample size out there apart from Stefan Pohl, but the games are still played at a slow enough time control that I could watch them. Anyway, I just thought I'd post a small snapshot of the head-to-head res...
by Gary Internet
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New engine releases 2020
Replies: 397
Views: 88249

Re: New engine releases 2020

I have just read that the author plans to stop development of RubiChess on his github page. RubiChess was one of the few modern engine I liked, although I discovered it late. It could miss a hidden tactical possibility, but it had a good, reasonable evaluation, and its "ideas" -- if one can say tha...
by Gary Internet
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 4092

Re: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1

As far as I know the 2.1 Linux version on the website works fine as multi-threaded engine but will try some more Linux testing to make sure. That's great news. I'd love to see version 2.2 playing at TCEC in Season 19 which won't start until some time in July, so you have plenty of time to fix bugs,...
by Gary Internet
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?
Replies: 29
Views: 2564

Re: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?

https://www.chess.com/news/view/stockfish-challenge-jorden-van-foreest There's another example of what I'm talking about. Stockfish running on 72 threads. Even if that was "only" Stockfish 11, instead of the latest development version, it's a total joke. How many nodes per second will it be examini...
by Gary Internet
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1
Replies: 26
Views: 4092

Re: Just found a 55 elo bug in SlowChess 2.1

Brilliant news. Well done. You just need to ensure SlowChess can run on Linux on many threads and then you can start competing at TCEC and CCC. As you say, you should be competing with Xiphos 0.6 on a single thread, which is very nearly the same level as Fire 7.1 on a single thread.
by Gary Internet
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?
Replies: 29
Views: 2564

Re: what is the oldest hardware when engines at GM level?

This discussion on how strong is the latest software when it is made to run on the oldest/weakest/slowest/worst hardware that it's capable of running on is far more interesting than how the latest software performs when it's running on hardware that costs at least as much as a decent second hand car...
by Gary Internet
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New release: rofChade 2.3
Replies: 14
Views: 2444

Re: New release: rofChade 2.3

Question for Ronald. I'm watching Rofchade 2.217 play at TCEC in the Cup. How close is that version to the newly released 2.3?