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by todd
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The day when imagination and will was stronger than artificial intelligence. Man against chess machine. November 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: The day when imagination and will was stronger than artificial intelligence. Man against chess machine. November 201

lc0 is a totally different beast, which is much less prone to fall into an unwanted fortress, and I have my doubts that the lock 'em up and shuffle, anti alpha-beta technique will work. lc0 has its own weaknesses (endgame play, occasional tactical blunders), and you used almost the opposite strateg...
by todd
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Networks for lc0
Replies: 16
Views: 1539

Re: Networks for lc0

To the best of my knowledge, the player who has played the most internet chess games under a single account is "A6648" on ICC, who has been playing under that name since 1996. As of right now, he has played 671,135 rated games on this account. The previously mentioned "german11" on lichess is playin...
by todd
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Fischer Random Championship
Replies: 98
Views: 5509

Re: World Fischer Random Championship

Do you have any thoughts on why Fischer Random should reduce the draw rate. Is it because without the 100 year background of opening moves research, moves are objectively worse leading to many more errors in the opening? As others pointed out, this is true. However, also, having to think earlier in...
by todd
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

By score gap, I meant (wins-losses) rather than %. That's what would grow over time if the players are unevenly matched. We are more likely to notice and pass judgment upon a 15-5 score than a 1.5/2 score even though both are 75%. And we are even more likely to attach significance to the score if we...
by todd
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 235
Views: 10624

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

This is the most interesting of all, because the move that appears best (g5) is rarely played because h3 and Bg2 are much more popular, and this position occurs a lot in Grob games: This makes sense. People play the Grob more often than more objectively correct moves like 1. Na3 because there is so...
by todd
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Ovyron, also, I'm not sure if what I wrote addresses your hypothesis. I realized that you might be saying something else, which is that in crazyhouse and in bullet, higher rated players overperform if they are 100 points higher than their opponents. In other words, maybe you are saying that if someo...
by todd
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Have you noticed something like this in bullet chess? I've been thinking this isn't about crazyhouse, but about the time control (the faster the time control, the wider a stronger player is expected to win against a weaker one. Playing decent moves fast is a skill that can be developed, but those t...
by todd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Except for bughouse! Bughouse is common in skittles rooms at chess tournaments. Yes, i know that, for example in the analyze room. When i think about it, Isn't it strange that almost no tournament is arranged for Bughouse or any top variant? Yes. In the US, there are bughouse tournaments at almost ...
by todd
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Except for bughouse! Bughouse is common in skittles rooms at chess tournaments.
by todd
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: what is the best engine for big material handicap?
Replies: 70
Views: 13296

Re: what is the best engine for big material handicap?

Regarding the rating gap/overwhelming wins hypothesis, I haven't personally noticed overwhelming results more frequently than they appear in chess, but I haven't paid really close attention, so I'm not sure. What I can say for sure is that the battle between the two top players is quite close. Curre...