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by mclane
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 7220

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

You cannot beat anyone. You cannot even compete. You have not written any engine, and you would not even do how to do it. I could if I wanted (my first effort was stronger than Ruffian 1.0.5, wasn't that stronger than your Joker?) But if I did it with an engine that wasn't stronger than Stockfish, ...
by mclane
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: STS rating v13.1 for Lc0 0.21.2 with nodes = 1
Replies: 53
Views: 5900

Re: STS rating v13.1 for Lc0 0.21.2 with nodes = 1

Lc0 with few NPS plays so impressive that computer chess makes a lot of fun again. After all these years it still can be a super hobby.
by mclane
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 7220

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

They invite and if few come, it isn’t there fault. It's their fault if they haven't figured out chess engine games can be played remotely. A true world chess champion would be the best engine available in the best hardware available, with the best openings available, and that is a thing that doesn'...
by mclane
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 7220

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Why should they ? They invite and if few come, it isn’t there fault. The only thing one could criticise is, that they usually choose strange places for the championships.
by mclane
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WCCC 2019 Macau..
Replies: 68
Views: 7220

Re: WCCC 2019 Macau..

Wishing all participants a nice event
by mclane
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: opposite castling armageddon
Replies: 40
Views: 3742

Re: opposite castling armageddon

The programs play draws because they are similar and have no idea what chess is and what the target of chess is: to mate the opponent. Instead they shuffle the pieces arround , calculate until depth 40 and if no material can be won they make draw. They also have no idea about why one side should ca...
by mclane
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: opposite castling armageddon
Replies: 40
Views: 3742

Re: opposite castling armageddon

The programs play draws because they are similar and have no idea what chess is and what the target of chess is: to mate the opponent. Instead they shuffle the pieces arround , calculate until depth 40 and if no material can be won they make draw. They also have no idea about why one side should cas...
by mclane
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Trying to find a weird mate in 1...
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Trying to find a weird mate in 1...

cool photography.

White knight. Colossus.

The good old days are coming back !!!

What a wonderful hobby this computerchess is!!

Welcome back Martin.
by mclane
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: benchmark new smartphones:
Replies: 240
Views: 69442

Re: benchmark new smartphones:

The sd855 is disappointing. It’s not really faster then Huaweis Kirin 980 from last year. Huawei P30 Pro Kirin 980 64 bit Stockfish10 1.102.000 1 thread Stockfish10. 5.068.000 8threads LC0. 4121 8 threads ZTE Axon 10 Pro SD855 Stockfish 10 927.000. 1 Thread Stockfish 10 5.072.000 8 threads Lc0. 3635...
by mclane
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess & The Future Of Computing..Where Now?
Replies: 11
Views: 1183

Re: Chess & The Future Of Computing..Where Now?

The problem is that hardware is not the solution.