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by Steve Maughan
Sat May 05, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: USB chess: why can't this technology replace dgt board
Replies: 16
Views: 6708

Re: Square perception can be tricky

WOW!!!! This is the best optical illusion I have ever seen!!

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Wed May 02, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WAC.163: 662 node search tree
Replies: 17
Views: 15584

Re: WAC.163: 662 node search tree

sje wrote:Third, the program thinks the key move (or at least one key move) is 1... Qxf2+.
OK - so it doesn't actually find a forced mate in 11 since Qxf2 looses, it just finds any old mate.

Regards,

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue May 01, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: WAC.163: 662 node search tree
Replies: 17
Views: 15584

Re: WAC.163: 662 node search tree

Dann Corbit wrote:Solving a mate in 11 with 662 nodes is utterly astounding.
This may be a stupid question but where is the mate in 11 in the search? The key move is Qg2+ and the tree seems to focus on Qxf2. I cannot see the mating line in the tree.

What am I missing?

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Shredder 10.1 now released
Replies: 58
Views: 39736

Re: Shredder 10.1 now released

Dann Corbit wrote:As a side benefit, we get true excellence for the price of lunch at a good restaurant.
I agree - it amazes me what people will moan about. If golf was your hobby, you'd be paying $70 a round at only a half decent course.

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Enhanced Transposition Cutoff
Replies: 6
Views: 7881

Re: Enhanced Transposition Cutoff

ETC works best when there are many possible transpositions e.g. pawn endings. In the middle game you're not going to see much of an improvement. I think your stats are to be expected for middlegame positions. Fruit is a good source of an ETC implementation, although IIRC v 1.0 has a bug in the ETC s...
by Steve Maughan
Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: LearningLemming jumps off a cliff and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 18753

Re: LearningLemming jumps off a cliff and dies

Bill Rogers wrote:Welcome back.
Bill,

Cheers - it's nice to be missed :lol:

I've been lurking but work has been squeezing the time I can devote to computer chess. Don't worry I'm not going anywhere.

Overworked regards,

Steve
by Steve Maughan
Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: LearningLemming jumps off a cliff and dies
Replies: 15
Views: 18753

Re: LearningLemming jumps off a cliff and dies

... I may have a really old version of the code floating around... Sam, Sorry to hear of the misfortune. I hope you can get back on the saddle quickly and with not too much pain. I use Mozy ( www.mozy.com ) for my backups. I have the paid version which is $5 per month but there is a free version th...