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by jp
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Nice Position for Humans
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Nice Position for Humans

Well, I chose a winning move, but apparently not the "best" move. Yes, speculative players might find it quickly. Might depend on the mood you are in at the time. The 'best' move is very nice indeed. :D Ted, before your later post clarified it, I guessed what you were calling very nice indeed might...
by jp
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 2788

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

It's your fault if the word "retarded" causes some emotions ON YOU and you project them into ME (I'm not feeling anything when using the word.) What about "phony castling"? The fault lies entirely with you, not with me. Words have meanings. Obviously, no correct meaning of that word makes any sense...
by jp
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 2788

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

Calling something retarded when it's retarded isn't an emotional reaction, I'm not even mad when I say it :) It's an emotional statement and certainly not an argument. Do you have a positive emotional reaction to any castling rule (e.g. Chess480) with a non-traditional starting position? Your girl-...
by jp
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 2788

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

This is just going in circles. The rule about permanently losing castling rights is that the K or the relevant R have previously moved. Your objection is just about the starting position. That is all. You just have an emotional reaction against the particular castling generalization of chess960, as ...
by jp
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24282

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

For details, the interested reader can start here: https://github.com/official-stockfish/Stockfish/commit/2198cd0524574f0d9df8c0ec9aaf14ad8c94402b#diff-56f2857212d6f5ac25e8c2981a61ce32 This looks like the reason: 1) the patch is implemented for a 32 bit hash (so that a 64 bit multiply can be used),...
by jp
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)
Replies: 377
Views: 24282

Re: Dylan Sharp Vs. Harvey Williamson (G4)

The sub-tree that has to be stored in the TT is way to large for a normal sized TT. So, if it is a draw, you will need a very large TT in order to find it and be somewhat sure that your analysis is accurate. Back when SF could have 1 TB of TT I think it was possible. But IIRC this has been reduced ...
by jp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 2788

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

Ovyron wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:09 am
Knight to e3 is sometimes a first legal chess move (mainly, if there's a Knight on e1 or on f1 that can make the move), but King on c1 castling with a Rook on h1 is never a legal chess move.

No, not true. In both cases, it's just about the allowed starting positions.
by jp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 68
Views: 6540

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

We would probably all be shocked if 1.g4 is a forced win, though we don't know 100% it isn't. But that's not the main issue. The source of 1.g4 wins will also generate 1.g4 losses that may otherwise have been drawn. After all, Leela is generating many draws. It works both ways. If you're going to as...
by jp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 1.g4 opening is losing?
Replies: 68
Views: 6540

Re: 1.g4 opening is losing?

Ovyron wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:34 am
But it biases them towards the correct answer.
You're supposed to be using the results to help find or confirm the correct answer, not assuming the answer and then biasing the results towards your assumption.
by jp
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA
Replies: 81
Views: 2788

Re: Women World Fischer Random Championship 2019 Next Month in USA

... I said a King on c1 castling with an h1 rook was illegal... It's curious to be having popular opinions as of late, usually I'm the one defending the crazy stance, but I'd never be on the side claiming a move that clearly was illegal, wasn't... Your "argument" about a king on c1 castling being "...