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by syzygy
Sat May 25, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: One idea to solve chess?
Replies: 35
Views: 8074

Re: One idea to solve chess?

A neural network is not a piece of magic. there probably is a magic neural network for 8,9,10 and so on egtbs, with the weights set to just the right magic values. There might even be an infinite number of such networks. Problem actually is that (most likely) none can be found by error back propaga...
by syzygy
Sat May 25, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: One idea to solve chess?
Replies: 35
Views: 8074

Re: One idea to solve chess?

I think that if you want to solve chess then you should try to solve. chess engines of today do not try to solve the game and when they say 0.00 people have no idea if they found a forced draw or simply found a line that they evaluate as equal. That’s easily dealt with. Use bit zero to distinguish ...
by syzygy
Sat May 25, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: One idea to solve chess?
Replies: 35
Views: 8074

Re: One idea to solve chess?

Let's say it was possible. I doubt that one could store the number of weights needed for that network because I dont think current networks arelarge enough to give a perfect answer to any chess position Has anyone tried to compress the data of a 3 men tablebase in a NN and get the same result? That...
by syzygy
Sun May 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: syzygy request for info
Replies: 35
Views: 7164

Re: syzygy request for info

I have just read KNNvKB files and and in all the pairsData struct contained the order of pieces seems to be: white King, black King, black Bishop, white Knight, white knight. does it apply to all the files? or it can be that each pairdata inside a file can have different piece order? Why do you wan...
by syzygy
Sat May 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Opposite Color Bishop Endgames
Replies: 43
Views: 3435

Re: Opposite Color Bishop Endgames

Not at all. Having a high Elo can be achieved by only doing good moves in a sub-set of all chess positions, namely the positions that can be reached by the moves you select. You can arbitrarily suck in positions that you will never reach because you avoid them. And I would not call an entity that h...
by syzygy
Sun May 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: DTM50
Replies: 65
Views: 10669

Re: DTM50

As you are aware (see the top two posts), a tablebase that only lists DTM50 when entered with the ply counter at zero cannot reliably be used to find moves when the ply counter is larger than zero. So you won't be able to play perfectly. Of course. This is why I say one should play by DTC50 when yo...
by syzygy
Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: asmFish
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: asmFish

I'm auditing the games now and something interesting is apparent. It was my perception while watching the games that while asmFish was 1,000-2,000 kN/s faster, SF seemed to search deeper. I just shrugged this notion off, thinking "That's impossible!" After all, asmFish IS Stockfish, just an outdate...
by syzygy
Sun May 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: asmFish
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: asmFish

... asmFish has been functionally identical to Stockfish ever since. So the difference between asmFish and the corresponding version of Stockfish is speed and only speed . If you are right what was the sense to make asmFish AND pedantFish simultaneously? asmFish included a few speed optimizations t...
by syzygy
Sun May 05, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: asmFish
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: asmFish

I'm auditing the games now and something interesting is apparent. It was my perception while watching the games that while asmFish was 1,000-2,000 kN/s faster, SF seemed to search deeper. I just shrugged this notion off, thinking "That's impossible!" After all, asmFish IS Stockfish, just an outdate...
by syzygy
Sun May 05, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: asmFish
Replies: 35
Views: 5625

Re: asmFish

It would not be a superfluous test because Asmfish is not an asm-copy of Stockfish and the difference between them more then the speed. There was a real copy named pedantFish, but this version ended in the past. The old asmFIsh was replaced with pedantFish when it was found that pedantFish was abou...