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by Rebel
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6510

Re: Unfair Poll

What would there be to run for if there is no more CTF? But if candidates insist, I would not try to prevent them running for moderator-of-nothing. I would probably withdraw from such an election myself, though. IMO it was a bit premature to call for elections before the survey even closed (which w...
by Rebel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6510

Re: Unfair Poll

What action? What decision? The election already has started. Indeed. But it is more important whether it will be allowed to finish . Or whether those chosen will have anything to moderate. Meaning what? You guys are going to decide the nominees chosen by the collective forum members are not allowe...
by Rebel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6510

Re: Unfair Poll

Explain the "what action". That is what we are discussing. Use your own crystal ball, it is as good as mine. But obviously any decision should be based on an accurate and reliable counting of the votes. Any form of fraud should be excluded. In his counting Chris seems to discount quite a lot more v...
by Rebel
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6510

Re: Unfair Poll

Applying the above established eligability criteria, 50 posts and six months registered, to the responses so far, the situation is: Close CTF - 30 votes Don't close CTF - 26 votes. by all means, give us a list of 'voters' who you think have no right to affect this decision. Note that criteria on po...
by Rebel
Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Unfair Poll
Replies: 104
Views: 6510

Re: Unfair Poll

Same people? Same as what? As those you want to exclude from deciding about CTF? Holding a poll in CTF only would effectively exclude all CCC members from voting, since the large majority of those would not even want to be found dead in CTF. We conducted a poll in the place where no TalkChess membe...
by Rebel
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine

As for Storm, I just hooked him up to play in ProDeo 2.2 and here's the first example... [Event "Crazy Storm"] [Site "China"] [Date "2020.10.22"] [Round "15.1"] [White "ProDeo 2.2 Storm"] [Black "OliThink 5.66"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B01"] [PlyCount "104"] [EventDate "2020.??.??"] [TimeControl "120+...
by Rebel
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine

Very interesting. GMs are *finally* catching on to the idea of training against weak (but human-like) engines. I love it. For me, Benjamin is cool, but as far as Ed's work goes, my favs will always be ProDeo with ALEXAL, MACHEID or Storm personalities! :) The MACHEID (whatever that name means!) per...
by Rebel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine

Thanks Frank for your (always) kind words. Benjamin 2.0 has a 6th sense for tactics or finding unusual continuations, the cost for that is a serious loss in strength in normal games, 2 different diciplines. Maybe it's true what you say, that it might produce attractive self-play chess, I haven't tes...
by Rebel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine

Terje wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Did this improvement for analysis cost playing strength?
About 150-200 elo lower :lol:
by Rebel
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 2131

Re: Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine

Benjamin 2.0 - Tactical Analysis Engine. Benjamain 2.0 goes one step further than the first version, the focus of version 1.0 was on playing style, version 2.0 is meant as an analysis tool to quickly find tactical shots. We ran a tactical suite of 100 positions (mainly positions from the excellent ...