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by syzygy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD
Replies: 73
Views: 16127

Re: 7 Man Syzygy and SSD

But perfect play once a 6-men ending has been reached on the board is only a small part of the story. The phase before it is much more important (especially at longer time controls where it will indeed be rare that the engine can't figure out a 6-men ending on its own). My apologies for getting off...
by syzygy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a ChessNet50
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Re: Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a ChessNet50

Maybe leela nets will be public domain someday..after all they are generated by the gpu power of the people. I think for Go, facebook and others have provided strong networks for free but no one has done the same for chess other than lc0. If i start a training project (after i get a home gpu machin...
by syzygy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom

It's not everyday where a chess news is published on a tech site. Cheating caught with picture inside a bathroom. All the news stories report that a phone was found in a toilet that had just been used by him. It is not clear to me how that relates to the picture of what seems to be him sitting on a...
by syzygy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom
Replies: 12
Views: 2064

Re: GM Caught Cheating in Tourn With Hidden Cellphone in Bathroom

MikeGL wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:55 am
It's not everyday where a chess news is published on a tech site.
Cheating caught with picture inside a bathroom.
Caught with his pants still up...
by syzygy
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Eucalyptus - KPK Bitbases Generator
Replies: 14
Views: 3556

Re: Eucalyptus - KPK Bitbases Generator

I published a piece of software I use in Sapeli. https://github.com/SamuraiDangyo/Eucalyptus Are you crazy? :D You attach GPL to the generated kpk table?! :D So when someone includes it, you force the cancerous GPL crap on him? I wonder why some people still believe that open source = GPL. There ar...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: DTM50
Replies: 65
Views: 13764

Re: DTM50

Besides the smaller size I don't see a very big advantage in using syzygy over Nalimov, the only difficulty is that you need permission from both Eugene Nalimov and Andrew Kadatch to incorporate the Nalimov probing code into your engine, this is somewhat difficult to get. They are smaller, so more ...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: delay vs increment
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: delay vs increment

It seems more important to make sure that the GUI can detect engines that don't understand delay TCs. Engines might accept negative increments (and crash or - worse - behave erratically) but are more likely to complain if an unknown command or option is given or set. But UCI engines have no formal ...
by syzygy
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: delay vs increment
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: delay vs increment

To have minimal impact on the various engine-communication protocols, we could adopt the convention that a negative increment -S means a delay of S. There is no legitimate use case for negative increments. It seems more important to make sure that the GUI can detect engines that don't understand de...
by syzygy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Linux flavors - opinions
Replies: 29
Views: 4922

Re: Linux flavors - opinions

The stability theory would make the implied statement that older versions of open source software are mort robust with fewer bugs. In my experience of open source development, people have little interest in maintaining old versions for the sake of it, and more bugs get removed than added as new ver...