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by Dan Andersson
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What engine can see the best move Bf8+!
Replies: 52
Views: 9811

Re: What engine can see the best move Bf8+!

I'm not claiming human superiority but a surprisingly large number of humans would play the correct move even in a bullet game :)

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by Dan Andersson
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?
Replies: 22
Views: 5901

Re: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs? APHID

The 7770 and 7750 are right around the corner :) They are more reasonably priced.
by Dan Andersson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Congratulations to the new mods ! And a gift !
Replies: 7
Views: 942

Re: Congratulations to the new mods ! And a gift !

Yep, it's actually one of the predicted effects :)

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by Dan Andersson
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?
Replies: 22
Views: 5901

Re: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs? APHID

Have to agree with Daniel. APHID has horrible performance characteristics as it scales. Get an AMD GCN card and implement one of the other algorithms.

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by Dan Andersson
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Residual Image
Replies: 18
Views: 1807

Re: Residual Image

I've never understood the love the Kotov books get from some. They have a very few points when it comes to practical chess. OTOH it promotes strange ideas of the execution of "master" plans and strategy by showing off games where one side more or less lies down on the ground and resigns. The tricks ...
by Dan Andersson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What chess engine plays the most aggressive chess vs humans?
Replies: 30
Views: 8176

Re: What chess engine plays the most aggressive chess vs hum

Oh yes, Gandalf 6. Quite aggressive indeed. The released version was scaled back w. regards to aggressiveness compared to some of the betas. I had great fun going over a whole lot of games. Even got a few ideas in Grünfeld from it.

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by Dan Andersson
Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?
Replies: 22
Views: 5901

Re: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?

Two candidates that have some desirable properties: Thank You, 'Parallel Randomized Best-First Minimax Search' by Yaron Shoham and Sivan Toledo. Sounds good, i will take a closer look. 'Nagging: A Scalable Fault-Tolerant Paradigm for Distributed Search' and other Nagging papers by Alberto Maria Seg...
by Dan Andersson
Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?
Replies: 22
Views: 5901

Re: Possible Search Algorithms for GPUs?

Two candidates that have some desirable properties:

'Parallel Randomized Best-First Minimax Search' by Yaron Shoham and Sivan Toledo.
'Nagging: A Scalable Fault-Tolerant Paradigm for Distributed Search' and other Nagging papers by Alberto Maria Segre.
by Dan Andersson
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Stylistic bias in computer chess programs
Replies: 36
Views: 5200

Re: Stylistic bias in computer chess programs

Akiba Rubinstein, in many ways the first truly modern player. Pawn structures he understood. He was arguably the first player to take the types of endgames a certain opening produced in to account. His opening preparation was legendary and there are many, many Rubinstein variations in most modern op...
by Dan Andersson
Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Samsung Galaxy tablet
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Samsung Galaxy tablet

I'd start with Aart Bik's Chess for Android and get a whole load of engines like Komodo and DroidFish. I just saw that ARM released a freeish C/C++/JavaNative Code toolkit for Android development. Makes it itch in the fingers :) MvH Dan Andersson http://www.aartbik.com/MISC/chess.html http://web.com...