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by Steve Maughan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is LCZero Configured Correctly?
Replies: 3
Views: 749

Is LCZero Configured Correctly?

So I just set up LCZero for the first time (I know I'm late to the game). I have a laptop with a half-decent NVIDEA graphics card (GeForce GTX 1050 Ti), so I opted for the CUDU version (I've never used my graphics card in this way before). Once downloaded, setup was like any other UCI engine. It see...
by Steve Maughan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCC Match 2018 Video Feeds
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Re: WCC Match 2018 Video Feeds

Hey Ted - do you know of a live pgn link? I'd like to watch using HCE.

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?

I'm pretty sure Mchess was 1992 and Genius 3 was 1994/5 - but worth checking. I recall a very memorable advert in Chess magazine in 1992 (ish) which advertised MChess and then said: "There's only one thing stronger than MChess, and that's The Chess Machine - now 32 MHz!" Unfortunately I could not a...
by Steve Maughan
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?

Here's my recollection of the best PC engines:

1989 Rex 2.3
1990 M-Chess 1.0
1993 Genius 3.0
1997 HIARCS / Rebel
2000 Tiger
2001 Shredder
2005 Fruit 2.3
2006 Rybka
2009 Stockfish

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What countries produces the best Chess . . . Computer Engines
Replies: 7
Views: 1120

Re: What countries produces the best Chess . . . Computer Engines

I haven't done a rigorous analysis but Germany and the Netherlands seem to over-represent when it comes to computer chess, followed by the UK. The US does quite well but if you corrected for population I'm not sure it's close to the top.

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 13 SE?
Replies: 10
Views: 2117

Fritz 13 SE?

I've just splashed out on ChessBase's Fritz 16 package. It comes with "Fritz 13 SE" already installed (as well as Fritz 16 aka Rybka 4.1). The engine dialog says it's a native ChessBase engine by "Franz Morsch". It has a few options and can only uses one thread. I've done a brief search and can't fi...
by Steve Maughan
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test position, Compliments of LC0
Replies: 26
Views: 3940

Re: Test position, Compliments of LC0

Houdini 6.03 Tactical does well on this position, finding Ng5 "instantly" on my XPS i9 Notebook. 1r3rk1/3bqpp1/p3p2p/n1ppP2N/2nP1P1P/2PQ1N2/P3B1P1/2R2RK1 w - - Engine: Houdini 6.03 Tactical 6 Threads (2048 MB) by Robert Houdart 12/28 0:00 +1.29 1.Ng5 g6 2.Nf6+ Kg7 3.Ngh7 Rh8 4.Nxd7 Qxd7 5.Nf6 Qe7 6....
by Steve Maughan
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New uci engine: Rofchade
Replies: 42
Views: 8059

Re: New uci engine: Rofchade

Nice - big congrats! It's impressive that you've got so far with only PSTs. One super-small point: I notice that Rofchad will return a best move if it finds a mate in analysis mode. Strictly speaking this shouldn't be the case for a UCI compliant engine, although it is really a few flaws of the UCI ...