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by duncan
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD
Replies: 54
Views: 12441

Re: Lc0 ... the GOOD and the BAD

Jouni wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:51 am
Lc0 and A0 has shown, that tactics are not so important at all. They have very small impact to rating obviously. Only important in tactical test suites :) .
It used to be 200 elo gain for each ply. Do you know what the elo gain per ply is now under normal tournament conditions.?
by duncan
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: deepmind's alphastar beats pros in starcraft ii
Replies: 39
Views: 7300

Re: deepmind's alphastar beats pros in starcraft ii

Have not seen all of it. Are there any plans to improve it and beat the world champion?
by duncan
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quality of these computer generated puzzles
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

Re: Quality of these computer generated puzzles

Dann Corbit wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:43 am
No idea what went wrong there.
The source did not have my changes, either.

Try this one:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dxrjf ... oXwQnTpxZo
Thanks for the link
by duncan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Quality of these computer generated puzzles
Replies: 11
Views: 2601

Re: Quality of these computer generated puzzles

Dann Corbit wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:11 pm

Colin Frayn also wrote a checkmate generator, where you supply the desired material configuration and it will generate checkmates with that configuration.
Do you know of a link ?
by duncan
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 16937

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

I remember coming on talkchess a few months ago and this LC0 was just getting started. It looked promising but I expected at least 3 or 4 years before something that could reasonably compete with the top 3. Indeed exciting times for computer chess. But all lc0 had to do was emulate alpha zero. Why ...
by duncan
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 16937

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

Computers are to stupid to find out about cars or malfunctions. And those guys who trust computers driving the highway are idiots . Most car crash fatalities are due to human error. Would you not trust a computer to drive your car in the future if fatality rates and insurance rates went down 10 fol...
by duncan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 16937

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

mclane wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm
todays cars have computers and can easily be manipulated.
old cars had no computer and are running no matter what you do.
Old cars had no computer controlled air bags, so more likely to kill you. Better a new-fashioned life than an old-fashioned death.
by duncan
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: " End of an Era" is coming?
Replies: 69
Views: 16937

Re: " End of an Era" is coming?

mclane wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:48 pm

what is the sense of million of million of NPS when these positions are completely irrelevant ?
they are wasted energy.
Branching factor has gone down a lot the past 20 years which means less wasted nodes. That is software development for you.
by duncan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: translating chess material and author's right
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: translating chess material and author's right

I teach chess in israel based on the step methods and I thought to translate some chess material that I bought from english to hebrew https://www.chess-steps.com/books.php The chess material include a lot of diagrams that I do not need to translate. Of course basically I have the right to translate...
by duncan
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7-piece Syzygys
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Re: 7-piece Syzygys

Paloma wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:46 am
yes I think so too
Do you think 8 piece would be any different, as they are more evenly matched. ?