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by mcostalba
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 33526

Re: World Computer Chess Championship

This can be an open forum. So, lets get started. If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain Why ICGA does not organize a on-line chess tournament like TCEC? 1. In 2018 this is the way to go: people can enjoy and chat (not only authors or their strict friends) 2. W...
by mcostalba
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Reliable speed comparison: some math required
Replies: 33
Views: 9016

Re: Reliable speed comparison: some math required

What about running a longer bench? Same time but allocated on fewer but longer benches?
by mcostalba
Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Reliable speed comparison: some math required
Replies: 33
Views: 9016

Reliable speed comparison: some math required

I don't have math skills to find a correct answer to this, so I post here for help. The problem is to measure if a non-functional speed optimization (NEW) is faster than current (MASTER): Running a single speed bench test, as everybody knows, gives very noise information, able to detect only the mos...
by mcostalba
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 33526

Re: World Computer Chess Championship

Thanks for the detailed response which I forwarded to David Levy. This guy, David Levy, has some problem with the keyboard? Or perhaps he has some problem interacting with mere mortals? Which of the two? If I am the chief of an organization that want to restart a new channel with the community, I w...
by mcostalba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cfish 9 is OUT!
Replies: 38
Views: 12562

Re: Cfish 9 is OUT!

How was the rusftish source created? Is it generated from the C++ source, or is it hand built? Hand built, while learning Rust. I noticed yesterday there is something wrong with time management (it moves immediately). And although the default bench is identical, benches to a higher depth have a dif...
by mcostalba
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: World Computer Chess Championship
Replies: 169
Views: 33526

Re: World Computer Chess Championship

Thank you Mark for this initiative, I am sure it will be appreciated by the community.
by mcostalba
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 9
Replies: 99
Views: 25581

Stockfish 9

And here is the well deserved list of contributors to this release with the number of committed patches: In total 291 changes have been merged since SF 8 corresponding to 49 files changed, 4269 insertions(+), 4201 deletions(-) 15 Alain Savard 1 Andrey Neporada 1 AndyGrant 1 Ali AlZhrani ...
by mcostalba
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 9
Replies: 99
Views: 25581

Stockfish 9

I am pleased to announce that Stockfish 9 is out. You can download the offical builds from here https://stockfishchess.org/download/ I would like to thank all the amazing people that made this release possible. All our testers and our developers, all the people that donate CPU time through fishtest ...
by mcostalba
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Google's AlphaGo team has been working on chess
Replies: 203
Views: 60194

Re: Google's AlphaGo team has been working on chess

I have read the paper: result is impressive! Honestly I didn't think it was possible because my understanding was that chess is more "computer friendly" than Go....I was wrong. It is true, SF is not meant to play at its best without a book and especially 1 fixed minute per move cuts out the whole ti...
by mcostalba
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Top 3 engines have TB implementations obeying Bible morals
Replies: 32
Views: 5835

Re: Top 3 engines have TB implementations obeying Bible mora

Laskos wrote:Combining the results: 3 engines enabled with 6-men Syzygy are WEAKER than 3 engines NO TB
I am amazed that the idea that your tests are deeply flawed does not cross your mind even for a moment.