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by zamar
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Binders
Replies: 22
Views: 3816

Re: Binders

A very interesting proposition.

I'll do a couple of tests, to see if this idea yields anything in practice. I feel this is definitely worth of try. Even a patzer like me knows that a knight on D5 supported by E4 and C4 can be a real nuisance...
by zamar
Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF6 has been released
Replies: 30
Views: 13973

Re: SF6 has been released

Thanks to Daylen, official binaries are now available for download in:
http://stockfishchess.org/download/

We expect these to be somewhat faster than the ones abrok.eu is providing. However there should be no need to restart test runs or anything like that if you already have used abrok.eu compiles.
by zamar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF6 has been released
Replies: 30
Views: 13973

Re: SF6 has been released

Modern Times wrote:Thanks. So this is RC3 now released officially ?
Yes, functionally "SF6 RC3" = "SF6". No changes were made after release of "SF6 RC3"
by zamar
Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF6 has been released
Replies: 30
Views: 13973

SF6 has been released

SF6 has been released. Key features: * Support for syzygy tablebases * ELO improvement, around +50 ELO in self-play against SF5 It will likely take a few days to prepare the official binaries. Meanwhile you can either download a version compiled by abrok.eu or compile it yourself: * http://abrok.eu/...
by zamar
Sun Jan 18, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 6 Release Candidate 1
Replies: 40
Views: 10091

Re: Stockfish 6 Release Candidate 1

The best rating list maintainers can do at this point is to make sure that the engine works for them as expected. And report all the issues they encounter to SF Team. However we do not recommend doing any games for official rating lists. Of course every rating list maintainer is free to do whatever ...
by zamar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Teaching Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to Play Go
Replies: 7
Views: 1977

Re: Teaching Deep Convolutional Neural Networks to Play Go

Any comments from people that are knowledgeable about computer go? http://arxiv.org/abs/1412.3409 Not that I'm too knowledgeable, but the result was very surprising for me. I couldn't image that a neural network could play so strong go without any search, that's remarkable. However there might be s...
by zamar
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish UCI options
Replies: 25
Views: 2975

Re: Stockfish UCI options

Because for an engine it's impossible to know how much extra time it needs to allocate for lag. How so? It knows how much time elapsed between receiving the opponent's move and printing its own, and when it receives the next go command it can see how much time was subtracted from its clock for that...
by zamar
Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish UCI options
Replies: 25
Views: 2975

Re: Stockfish UCI options

I wonder why the three "Emergency ..." options are still there? The need for "Minimum Thinking Time" and "Slow Mover" also seems doubtful to me. Because for an engine it's impossible to know how much extra time it needs to allocate for lag. Obviously the needs are very different for: - ultra-fast 1...
by zamar
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Is this a bug in Crafty 24.0 or...
Replies: 25
Views: 5157

Re: Is this a bug in Crafty 24.0 or...

SF is famous for its speculative play, so I'm not surprised. However in some positions this of course backfires. Finding Nxe6 after 70K nodes is not hard. But it introduces a measure of speculation that can be dangerous, because in 70K nodes there is NO way to see the ultimate win of material. You h...