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by chrisw
Sat May 12, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: I don't see the analysis of Houdini in this Championship?
Replies: 29
Views: 5811

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

I fail to see why the use of the engine would need special permission to be used in a website. Because it is not be allowed by the license agreement: Subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, permission is granted to install and execute the Houdini Chess Engine (the "Software") and use...
by chrisw
Sat May 05, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: When will we see HOUDINI in official tournaments?
Replies: 144
Views: 42804

Re: When will we see HOUDINI in official tournaments?

............But it also makes sense that tournaments would want entrants that do not always pick the same moves. -Sam Indeed! Makes it much more interesting from a spectator's point of view. My solution would be to let everybody play on a giant all play all basis and then the warring factions (evan...
by chrisw
Thu May 03, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Mobility eval
Replies: 18
Views: 9486

Re: Mobility eval

The table is non-linear so that having some mobility is more important than having a lot. In other words if one bishop is highly mobile and the other has little mobility it is much more important to help the bishop with low mobility. I have always felt this way too, even to the point where I consid...
by chrisw
Wed May 02, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Mobility eval
Replies: 18
Views: 9486

Re: Mobility eval

The table is non-linear so that having some mobility is more important than having a lot. In other words if one bishop is highly mobile and the other has little mobility it is much more important to help the bishop with low mobility. I have always felt this way too, even to the point where I consid...
by chrisw
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL
Replies: 41
Views: 10624

Re: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL

Got an idea yesterday based on an old idea I never got to work. It's about doing LMR at root moves. LMR at root moves hurts my engine but not that much. Now that I have added special code to it I get a nice improvement by fooling Alpha-Beta (AB) till a given iteration depth. The idea is to do the f...
by chrisw
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL
Replies: 41
Views: 10624

Re: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL

Got an idea yesterday based on an old idea I never got to work. It's about doing LMR at root moves. LMR at root moves hurts my engine but not that much. Now that I have added special code to it I get a nice improvement by fooling Alpha-Beta (AB) till a given iteration depth. The idea is to do the f...
by chrisw
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL
Replies: 41
Views: 10624

Re: Possible LMR improvement using AB_FOOL

Got an idea yesterday based on an old idea I never got to work. It's about doing LMR at root moves. LMR at root moves hurts my engine but not that much. Now that I have added special code to it I get a nice improvement by fooling Alpha-Beta (AB) till a given iteration depth. The idea is to do the f...