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by ernest
Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Halloween Chess Puzzle 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: The Halloween Chess Puzzle 2018

https://github.com/Counterply/asmFish/tree/asmFish-CounterPly As for my personal pov, asmFish is much further up to date to SF dev. now, than it was in June with Antonov's latest versions. Yes Peter I know, we can only be thankful to Counterplay for sustaining life to asmFish, but I feel uneasy whe...
by ernest
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: The Halloween Chess Puzzle 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1853

Re: The Halloween Chess Puzzle 2018

peter wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:07 pm
Analysis by asmFishWCP_2018-10-28_popcnt:
Hi Peter,

What is this "recent" (?) asmFish ?

For me, the latest asmFish patches have a date of end of June, and the latest asmFish version cannot be related to any of the Stockfish devs... (well, I guess everything has an end, despite brave attempts !)
by ernest
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Big pause for Houdini ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1669

Big pause for Houdini ?

Houdini 7 is not likely for tomorrow !... :cry:

From Mike Scheidl in CSS-Forum :

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by ernest
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Current TCEC Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 4439

Re: Current TCEC Cup

Damir wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:35 pm
I change my prediction to 4-1 for Stockfish. 3 wins and 2 draws. :) :) :D
Come on, Damir, correct that also...
To win the match, Stockfish needs at least 4.5 :)

So, is it 3 wins and 3 draws, or 4 wins and 2 draws ?...
by ernest
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Current TCEC Cup
Replies: 22
Views: 4439

Re: Current TCEC Cup

AdminX wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:02 pm
Damir wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:46 am
Stockfish will win 6:2. Lc0 does not stand a chance :) :) :D
Wow, putting it in writing and immortalizing it! We will see. :D
No need to see...
6:2 score is impossible with the current TCEC Cup rules ! :P
by ernest
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: THE SSDF RATING LIST 2018-10-16
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Re: THE SSDF RATING LIST 2018-10-16

mehmet karaman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:42 pm
... Thanks for a quarter century of working.
No, 34 years !!! :D
by ernest
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What got you into computer chess?
Replies: 38
Views: 6569

Re: What got you into computer chess?

At the end of the 70's I assembled a Nascom computer (Z80) mostly to be able to run the Sargon program on it !

Later I very actively followed Chrilly Donninger's efforts to be able to play automatic games between 2 computers (linked by RS-232 serial cable).

Those were fun days !!!
by ernest
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games
Replies: 16
Views: 3114

Re: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games

Houdini does exactly what Erin showed above. It reverts to the usual start position and treats the Qs as Rs. It will only crash when one of those Qs act different than a R. Yes Guenther, you are totally right ! But I found 1 exception... :) Look at game 36 Houdini-Lc0 where Houdini refuses to play ...
by ernest
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games
Replies: 16
Views: 3114

Re: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games

When you give the "knightmare" or queens in the corner position to Houdini, it returns: Invalid position: Too many white knights Reverting to starting position or Invalid position: Too many white queens Reverting to starting position respectively. But then Houdini should return that on his FIRST mo...
by ernest
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games
Replies: 16
Views: 3114

Re: Chess.com 2018 Bonus games

Someone knows more about this ? Those Bonus games seem to be of dubious value... For the 3Q vs 3Q games, Houdini is unable to play : stops (?) after a few moves, then why not stop on 1st move ? Lc0 plays badly, but that is not to be unexpected... Now the 7N vs 0(zero)N series has just begun, same i...