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by Laskos
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handycap
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handyca

Engin wrote:Advance Chess Human vs Computer?

not very interesting!
Just to avoid crass tactical blunders by humans. Might not be a strong engine helping the human, just an average tactical one. Otherwise you have to handicap the computer, which is again not very interesting.

Kai
by Laskos
Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handycap
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handyca

I think you fail to realize how much engines have improved since Kasparov beat Junior ... they have improved tremendously, by maybe 300+ ELO points on equivalent hardware alone. Add to that hardware advances and we are talking about maybe a 400 to 500 ELO swing, now that is a lot. Engines yes, by 3...
by Laskos
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handycap
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handyca

I disagree that GM's are better than comps in the openings. .... Uri From what I saw in Kramnik and Kasparov matches, at least super GM's play evenly or even outplay comps in the opening. Opening books do not benefit from such advantages as hardware based engines, so I expect the current opening bo...
by Laskos
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handycap
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handyca

The best way for humans to be able to compete with computers is to have different time handicaps. This ofcourse is increasing in the computer's favor linearly as hardware increases. I can still win tons of games on a slow P4 against R3 if it has 1 minute and I have 15 minutes. On an Octa things cha...
by Laskos
Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handycap
Replies: 52
Views: 3574

Re: New idea for a fair Human-Machine battle without handyca

What databases? GM's don't have problems with comps in openings, they are actually better there. And there are no middlegame databases, and hard to build in foreseeable future. That's the stage of the game where GM's are much weaker. So, a database is of small importance (I think Kramnik played Frit...
by Laskos
Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Toga The Killer 1Y MP 4CPU is the strongest Toga....
Replies: 79
Views: 11191

Re: Toga The Killer 1Y MP 4CPU is the strongest Toga....

That is simply _WRONG_. I've given several examples. There is no "right way" to set up a test so that 10 games will tell you with any sort of usable certainty that A is better or worse than B. Simply no way. There are simple probabilistic formulas to figure out the reliability of the results. 10-0 ...
by Laskos
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WCCC 2009
Replies: 29
Views: 3670

Re: WCCC 2009

Spock wrote:
bob wrote: We have uniform platform results from CCRL, SSDF, etc. We don't need the WCCC to be a similar format...
Agreed
But uniform book, preparation for each opponent, engine tuning, and so too.

Kai
by Laskos
Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 5h Game Kasparov - Deep Junior New York 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: 5h Game Kasparov - Deep Junior New York 2003

I am not %100 sure, but I think it was Deep Junior 9.1 No, DJ 8ZX (not sure about the letters ZX), I bought it especially for this speculative move, as many GM's cannot refute it at least as a draw (and for human as white, in very deep tactical lines, in big danger to lose). I enjoyed analizing it ...
by Laskos
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 5h Game Kasparov - Deep Junior New York 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 774

Re: 5h Game Kasparov - Deep Junior New York 2003

Which version of Deep Junior played? There are some engines more than to play the sacrifice? [D]rnbqr1k1/pp3ppp/2pb1n2/3p4/3P4/P1NBP3/1PQ1NPPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 10 10 ... Bxh2+!? Kasparov did not want to play the alternative 16. g3!? that seemed to give him an advantage because he had consumed much t...
by Laskos
Thu May 28, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Question: New Mini-Laptops
Replies: 20
Views: 3357

Re: Question: New Mini-Laptops

Sean Evans wrote:
It seems to have everything I would need to play WB engines and have a chance of winning.

Sean
Maybe a minimalist uMax engine, if you will put a Crafty on it I bet it will destroy you, if you are not an IM.

Kai