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by pilgrimdan
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaZero: The 10 Top Shots
Replies: 77
Views: 20671

Re: AlphaZero: The 10 Top Shots

It's unimportant if az has search, NN or masturbates to find the move. It can even watch out the stars in the sky . Stockfish had no idea how to find a way out of the mud, AZ pulled stockfish in. (I remember a time when Chess System Tal did the same strategy with genius, fritz, Mchess. This was ver...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.
Replies: 42
Views: 10000

Re: Dear Google AlphaZero chess team.

Suppose that DeepMind created another Neural Network that was responsible to manage time in time control games, it would play random games against itself, and soon learn that too much time used would lose on time. Then it would learn that playing too fast dramatically decreases the strength of its ...
by pilgrimdan
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF was more seriously handicapped than I thought
Replies: 22
Views: 6596

Re: SF was more seriously handicapped than I thought

Forget about ELO calculations for a moment, did you see the QUALITY of the games ? I didn't expect such a Post from you. Anyway, you've made Milos and Tsvetkov very happy. A stronger Stockfish wouldn't have changed anything because its problems are at the core of its approach , the whole point was ...
by pilgrimdan
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: SF was more seriously handicapped than I thought
Replies: 22
Views: 6596

Re: SF was more seriously handicapped than I thought

Forgot to mention that in the first match, SF was with 1MB hash, in the second, 128MB hash (close to optimal). makes you wonder why was DeepMind in such a hurry ... they could have taken a little bit more time ... beefed up a0 a little more ... and then gave Stockfish optimal conditions ... with th...
by pilgrimdan
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I Know this is a VERY old fashion Greeting, but....
Replies: 12
Views: 3230

Re: I Know this is a VERY old fashion Greeting, but....

I hope for all of you a great 2018...which it would not be easy considering the planetary scene these days, but, anyway, we still have time to drink a glass or tow and wait for the best. a Huge Hug Fer, from Chile, not yet midnight.... happy new year Fernando (my hand with glass inside filled with ...
by pilgrimdan
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Human versus Machine
Replies: 162
Views: 41648

Re: Stockfish and Fischer

I will post this here, as it has some relevance to computer chess and human-engine competition. After doing an extensive study of the Fischer game collection, with the help of Stockfish, I just published a book on the theme: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078NSTR3K/ref=s9_acsd_newrz_hd_bw_b194_...
by pilgrimdan
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies
Replies: 45
Views: 14196

Re: David Silver (Deepmind) inaccuracies

Maybe in the future someone will invent a NN system with the capability of explaining in details it's decisions, we will have to wait. I would imagine ... when someone does ... the 'explanaton' would look like chaos and/or randomness ... if that is so ... what does that say about intelligence ... h...
by pilgrimdan
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Incredible Stockfish Patch
Replies: 33
Views: 9399

Re: Incredible Stockfish Patch

Once Brainfish and the Cerebellum Library (not yet released) is available for purchase then we can make our own learning library. Thanks for your support. You are right, Cerebellum and the Sirius Gui will be published. The delay is due to a lack of time , but currently I'm working on the project. I...
by pilgrimdan
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaWhat?
Replies: 69
Views: 10313

Re: AlphaWhat?

I suggest a return match with SF being the home team. Conditions: - Alpha plays on 1 GPU - a version of Alpha with no opening knowledge takes part - TC using increment - adapted SF plays on 2048 cores, but maybe 8192 is better - huge HT for SF - SF has the right of repeating the same winning openin...
by pilgrimdan
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: AlphaWhat?
Replies: 69
Views: 10313

Re: AlphaWhat?

In a few hours A0 was superior to an engine developed for many years by humans. That's the point most people miss (or choose to ignore ?) and go on harping about TCs and Hardware and the like. Also, the STYLE of play was simply amazing. Stockfish has been beaten many times by Komodo/Houdini, nothin...