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by peter
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 20976

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

What happened here? Two things happened: Draw death of engine- chesss and black box- death of intelligibilty of engine- chess. Like Chrilly Donninger used to say, it's like watching the washer washing the laundry. SF et al already were rather unintelligible in their ways of playing, NNs are fully. ...
by peter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 20976

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Maybe odds matches in Fischer Random is harder for the human side. Humans are used to the standard opening setup. The unfamiliarity of Chess960 may give the engine the upper hand? Of course, Jon. I still think the easiest to organize and finance was the corr.- thing with the bookless LC0- engine on...
by peter
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 20976

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

There should be more computer with 2 pawns or Knight vs pawn odds that will bring back the challenge of Humans GMs vs top Engines. :shock: I believe that top GMs like Nakamura or MVL can bring back the excitement of Computer Vs Humans. I support your quest. I'd find it even more interesting in time...
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

AndrewGrant wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:00 pm
Its not about the root position, its about the positions that get explored.

Somewhere in Ethereal's search, the given position is reduced to a 5 man one, via a serious of (potentially awful) exchanges. This is when criteria #2 is met, and TB hits are occurring.
Now I got it, thanks again.
:oops:
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

Thanks a lot for the new version, Andrew! So SyzygyProbeDepth applies to the highest cardinality for the Tablebases. IE, if you have a 6 man table base setup, If Ethereal probes, then one of the following is true: 1) The current depth is greater than or equal to SyzygyProbeDepth (Setting 127 makes t...
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

Actually I couldn't care less for CB abnormalities. I can assure you that Laser itself has no clue about the path (should be clear of course), so you have to find the problem in your CB usage. Why don't you just create a Laser entity with explicitely no path under a new name, if you cannot solve yo...
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

It is no problem with Laser. The default option is 'empty' for the Syzygy path. Probably you have several CB programs installed and it gets the path from one of those, or you had it saved with your Laser config in the CB program you use. (e.g. in : C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Roaming\ChessBase\Engines.UCI...
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

Here's komodo with 24 threads of 12x3GHz CPU and 32 Gb hash: r1b2rk1/3n1pb1/2p1p1p1/p5P1/Pp2B1NQ/1q4P1/2R2P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1 Analysis by Komodo 13.02 64-bit: ... 34.Rxd7 Bxd7 35.Nf6+ = (0.06 ++) Depth: 36 00:01:48 3666MN ... 34.Rxd7 Bxd7 35.Nf6+ +- (5.25 ++) Depth: 36 00:01:52 3776MN[/code] Not bad...
by peter
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Test Position
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: Test Position

Hi Louis! r1b2rk1/3n1pb1/2p1p1p1/p5P1/Pp2B1NQ/1q4P1/2R2P2/3R2K1 w - - 8 34 Good one! Here's komodo with 24 threads of 12x3GHz CPU and 32 Gb hash: r1b2rk1/3n1pb1/2p1p1p1/p5P1/Pp2B1NQ/1q4P1/2R2P2/3R2K1 w - - 0 1 Analysis by Komodo 13.02 64-bit: 34.Rcc1 Ra6 -+ (-2.77 --) Depth: 7 00:00:00 3kN ... 34.Kg...
by peter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Does any engine find the best move here...
Replies: 29
Views: 5241

Re: Does any engine find the best move here...

That's pretty fast! r3r1k1/1b1nbp1p/1qn1p3/1p1pPp2/p2P4/P2BNN2/1P1Q1BPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1 Analysis by Xiphos 0.5 SSE: 1.Rad1 Na5 2.Qc2 Nb3 3.Bxf5 exf5 4.Qxf5 = (-0.13) Depth: 7 00:00:00 45kN ... 1.Bxf5 exf5 2.Nxf5 Kh8 3.Qh6 Rg8 4.Qh5 Raf8 5.Nxe7 Nxe7 6.Ng5 = (-0.08) Depth: 11 00:00:00 474kN ... 1.Nd1...