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by Steve Maughan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: After an 8 year break..
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: After an 8 year break..

Hi Tom,

Welcome back! Looking forward to testing your new creation!

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: MadChess 3.0 Beta
Replies: 18
Views: 5308

Re: MadChess 3.0 Beta

Brilliant work Erik! Playing with Particle Swarm algorithms, both for chess and professional use, is on my to-do list. I've known about them for a while, but found this video helpful: https://www.udemy.com/share/1000JUBUsccV4=/ Have you played with Population-Based-Incremental-Learning (PBIL) algori...
by Steve Maughan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is LCZero Configured Correctly?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: Is LCZero Configured Correctly?

Perfect! Thanks Ted!
by Steve Maughan
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Is LCZero Configured Correctly?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

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: 1230

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: 12736

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: 12736

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: 1721

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