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by styx
Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Kasparov vs Short
Replies: 1
Views: 691

Re: Kasparov vs Short

"kasparow is conglomerating his pawns into a megachessatron" hahaha

very funny :D
by styx
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Cheating suspicion at the Zadar Open in Croatia
Replies: 187
Views: 49387

Re: Cheating suspicion at the Zadar Open in Croatia.

Kenneth Regan, an associate professor of computer science at the University at Buffalo who is also an international master, has spent five years building mathematical models of how players at different levels of skill are expected to perform. The models are based on an analysis of tens of thousands...
by styx
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish Android 1.245 kn/s
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: Stockfish Android 1.245 kn/s

on what device/hardware? without this information, 1245k nodes/second is just a number
by styx
Tue Oct 23, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why are some people so good at chess? Is it genetics?
Replies: 55
Views: 11922

Re: Why are some people so good at chess? Is it genetics?

I heard that people who are good at math or physics, also tend to reach a good chess performance earlier than other people with the same training. I don't know if its true. If so, then maybe it's more than 1% genetics. It's a given fact, that some people solve problems with ease, while other struggl...
by styx
Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My favorite chess apps for android
Replies: 21
Views: 5937

Re: My favorite chess apps for android

pocket fritz is for windows mobile only

there is a free chessbase app. you need a chessbase account to properly use it (which is not free):

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... =nav_other
by styx
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Would you be interested in Chess Explorer for Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 2981

Re: Would you be interested in Chess Explorer for Linux?

Why then do you have the second option in the poll ? To see how many trolls there are. Only if it's for free, I'm interested. If it's paid product for linux, then its an oxymoron. that is not an oxymoron at all :wink: it's everyones personal choice if he - or she - wants to participate in the free ...
by styx
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: HIARCS Chess Explorer for Mac and PC - Quick tour videos
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: HIARCS Chess Explorer for Mac and PC - Quick tour videos

Thank you. I was waiting for a video like this.
by styx
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 2.3.1 weaker than 2.2.2?
Replies: 56
Views: 13704

Re: Stockfish 2.3.1 weaker than 2.2.2?

Changes: ELO increase is very limited , it is mainly a minor release to flush the accumulated work. From the user point of view the biggest thing is that SF should not crash anymore even with many threads because a nasty SMP bug causing a rare but repetitive crash has been fixed. Marco. --> http://...
by styx
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 2.3.1 update available
Replies: 61
Views: 14617

Re: Stockfish 2.3.1 update available

Seems same improvement as 2.3 vs. version 2.2.2, about 26 Elo points at ultra-short time control, 2.5s + 0.04s Program Score % Elo + - Draws 1 Stockfish 2.3.1 JA 64bit : 2152.5/4000 53.8 3226 8 8 40.5 % 2 Stockfish 2.2.2 JA : 1847.5/4000 46.2 3200 8 8 40.5 % 10-15 points improvement at blitz time c...
by styx
Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish 2.3 update available
Replies: 100
Views: 32449

Re: Stockfish 2.3 update available

Load both engines in Shredder GUI, and set infinite analysis on the start position. You can see the kn/s of both. That's the way I do it. Stockfish bench seems to be the least reliable thing to do. I experienced the same under arena. According to the n/s 2.3 seems a little bit slower than 2.2.2 (ar...