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by Mike S.
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why is Stockfish dominating the TCEC so far?
Replies: 14
Views: 4460

Re: Why is Stockfish dominating the TCEC so far?

I do not think that it is a matter of contempt between these two giants. Houdini 6.03 is strong, but Stockfish is just (much) stronger. I do not know what else to say about this situation. I saw a game where Stockfish understood very much earlier that it was winning, many moves earlier than Houdini....
by Mike S.
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: new option in analysis that it will be nice to have
Replies: 11
Views: 2088

Re: new option in analysis that it will be nice to have

I think your idea is good and such an opponent may be more difficult to beat, statistically. Maybe it should be an UCI option like "force draw! (if available)", with a configurable evaluation margin.
by Mike S.
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banned from TCEC chat
Replies: 40
Views: 11214

Re: Banned from TCEC chat

What caused this thread is not at all typical. The TCEC chat at Twitch is friendly and I am sure your participation would be very welcome.
by Mike S.
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banned from TCEC chat
Replies: 40
Views: 11214

Re: Banned from TCEC chat

I was probably banned for mentioning the YLCET web-site To 99.9% not by a human moderator. Generally such similar tournaments and results are always welcome in the TCEC chat. Are you sure the ban is permanent? Anyway, I can only assume it could be a kind of automated ban. Twich as a gaming stream p...
by Mike S.
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How can I analyze EPD file to get this kinf of output?
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: How can I analyze EPD file to get this kinf of output?

In Shredder Classic 5, it is Shift-F10:

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But that is the full version of the interface and I do not know if the free version has it.
by Mike S.
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Someone lit a fire under the Stockfish team
Replies: 50
Views: 14516

Re: Someone lit a fire under the Stockfish team

I find Komodo is also doing well in Clemens' 'Quo vadis' many threads tournament.
Yes, but that is version 2016 and I wonder how big the difference to 2012 (at TCEC) is.

Except being four years :mrgreen:
by Mike S.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: TCEC Season 11: Premier Division
Replies: 59
Views: 12719

Re: TCEC Season 11: Premier Division

More interesting is of course which two will qualify for the final! :mrgreen:

Relegated will be Fizbo and either Ginkgo or Chiron.
by Mike S.
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SALC V5 openings and books launched
Replies: 72
Views: 11165

Re: SALC V5 openings and books launched

A problem in the PGN headers may be that you have an additional pair of squared brackets [...] inside the pair of the squared brackets for the tag content, e.g. [Annotator "game 10538, depth=23 val=17 filter=[-60/60] s"] Here some programs may think the tag ends after ...60] but find "irregular" cha...
by Mike S.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New: Noomen 2-move Testsuite
Replies: 17
Views: 5145

Re: New: Noomen 2-move Testsuite

The RAR file seems ok here (7-Zip 16.04). Maybe it has been fixed meanwhile.
by Mike S.
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: asmFishW has a tojan ?
Replies: 2
Views: 942

Re: asmFishW has a tojan ?

Some scanners are nervous when an executable comes with a packer.


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No risk whatsoever (famous last words...) :mrgreen: