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by Steve Maughan
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Fritz 13 SE?
Replies: 10
Views: 3181

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: 5275

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: 10677

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 ...
by Steve Maughan
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 7410

Re: In Praise of The King

The King has always been one of my favorites. I'm quite sure Johann discovered some tactical tricks that no other engine uses. I only wish he'd create an official UCI version. I had a chat with Johann at the 2015 WCCC. He was pretty adamant that he wouldn't be releasing a new version - such a pity. ...
by Steve Maughan
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Time Management and Move Selection
Replies: 14
Views: 4279

Re: Time Management and Move Selection

I believe Ed Schroeder did something similar in his engines. You might also look in the hash table to see if the candidate for a single move was an exact match with sufficient search depth.

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New WCCC Version of The Baron Released (Plus Polyglot Opening Book)
Replies: 14
Views: 3858

New WCCC Version of The Baron Released (Plus Polyglot Opening Book)

Richard Pijl has been kind enough to released The Baron 3.43. This is almost identical to the version that played in the 2018 WCCC. Here are Richard’s release notes: Changes since 3.42: Bugs solved: Pin detection in evaluation only detected close pins. Handle spaces in the syzygy path Slightly more ...
by Steve Maughan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC
Replies: 57
Views: 12878

Re: World Speed Chess Championship, WCSC and WCCC

Can someone confirm that "Boot" is still written in Pascal / Delphi?

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 28 core 5 Ghz intel
Replies: 14
Views: 3647

Re: 28 core 5 Ghz intel

AMD has responded with this... https://www.cnet.com/news/amds-new-32-core-second-gen-ryzen-chips-set-to-debut-in-q3-2018/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0e&linkId=52633684 Hope fully Threadripper 2 will be around the same price point as the original Threadripper. This would mean you can get a 32 core system for ~...
by Steve Maughan
Sun May 13, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Ryzen 2 and BMI2?
Replies: 10
Views: 3480

Ryzen 2 and BMI2?

The first generation of Ryzen processors are extremely slow at executing the BMI2 instruction set. Does anyone know if this has been corrected in Ryzen 2 chips?

- Steve