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by syzygy
Sat May 19, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My anticommercial thinking (POLL)
Replies: 46
Views: 22116

Re: My anticommercial thinking (POLL)

Trolling you? :shock: I gave a very to-the-point comment on something George wrote, and you barge in uninvited with irrelevancies. So who is trolling??? :roll: I knew you could not stop. So why did you start? And why do you continue? :roll: What I see is a friendly discussion until you jumped in wi...
by syzygy
Thu May 17, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Handicapping: What is a take back worth?
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: Handicapping: What is a take back worth?

The conditions for this definition are as follows. Two humans are playing. One thinks for m minutes then makes a move. Within a few seconds, he/she takes their move back and punches the other persons clock. Time is not adjusted for the take back. So if the first player plays a bad move and the othe...
by syzygy
Thu May 17, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: One imagines that Anand has the better background and Gelfan
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: One imagines that Anand has the better background and Ge

Isn't the problem that all the spectators now have Computers and think they know better than the players!? And they might in fact "know" (but not understand) better, simply because they have more/better information available. Let's exaggerate a bit: nowadays, watching two GMs play is like watching ...
by syzygy
Tue May 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Arena question
Replies: 7
Views: 1409

Re: Arena question

bob wrote:You miss the "more depth" and only see the "more error" and reach the wrong conclusion...
So what if Ed simply wants to measure the "more error" part isolated from the "more depth" part? Fixed depth is the way to do that. Ed is not saying that all his tests are fixed depth.
by syzygy
Sun May 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Sting SF 2.0
Replies: 18
Views: 6572

Re: Sting SF 2.0

Within an organization, you can circulate changed code, or unchanged code without always including the sources, because that is not publishing in the copyright sense. Betatesters could be seen as part of an organized group. But he just made a public offer. You can't circumvent the GPL by distributi...
by syzygy
Sat May 12, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't see the analysis of Houdini in this Championship?
Replies: 29
Views: 4172

Re: I don't see the analysis of Houdini in this Championship

This *might* (I say might because I'm not a specialist of compared law, so my knowledge of the anglo-saxon law is very superficial) be true in anglo-saxons countries, Chris, but not in other countries. For example in continental Europe the copyright laws for software are exactly the same as the one...
by syzygy
Fri May 11, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can your engine solve this mate with White Pieces...........
Replies: 8
Views: 1349

Re: Can your engine solve this mate with White Pieces.......

I believe that in youtube.com they used an inferior engine to find mate, sorry black to move first No, they used a tablebase generator to solve this 7-piece endgame, then took the deepest mate. (Well, the guy who made the video probably took the position and the winning line from a webpage reportin...
by syzygy
Fri May 11, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Cutechess-cli questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1296

Re: Cutechess-cli questions

I have seen cases where the score gets above +5 or below -5 and is still drawn. So I use 700 as a threshold for declaring a win/loss. But maybe in such cases the engine with +5 did play a much better game than the other engine, so that for the purpose of getting accurate statistical results, awardi...
by syzygy
Thu May 10, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Project help required: Bitboard Fruit 2.1
Replies: 67
Views: 6177

Re: Project help required: Bitboard Fruit 2.1

Now I think you would agree that either the MG is at fault (which it probably isn't) or the Eval of Fruit can't handle that speed, and the the PV of the Bitboard version is ugly. If the only thing you have changed is the MG, then certainly the MG is at fault, buf of course it cannot be excluded tha...
by syzygy
Wed May 09, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Can Houdini+Critter+ Stockfish+Komodo be Combined?
Replies: 13
Views: 2609

Re: Can Houdini+Critter+ Stockfish+Komodo be Combined?

It is of course possible to feed all engines the same position and then pick the move that has a plurality of engine votes. How strong the resulting system would be compared to the individual engines I do not know. The result would probably be prettier, but less interesting, than a novel written by ...