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by JohnW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do you test engines with or without using a book?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Do you test engines with or without using a book?

With no book you're just testing a handful of lines from startpos. If your engine picks moves somewhat randomly in the opening then you avoid this problem, but this is the job of an opening book, not the engine really. But if you use a book aren't you testing from a situation that could give one si...
by JohnW
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Do you test engines with or without using a book?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Do you test engines with or without using a book?

Just curious how most people test engines when running a match or tournament. I usually run them without.
by JohnW
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon by Komodo Chess
Replies: 108
Views: 11629

Re: Dragon by Komodo Chess

Just wanted to say that I am really impressed how well Dragon has been playing against other engines I have installed on my PC. I really feel like I got my moneys worth in this purchase. Great job!
by JohnW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon versus Nakamura
Replies: 91
Views: 4319

Re: Dragon versus Nakamura

FYI, Nakamura is on Twitch now..

https://www.twitch.tv/gmhikaru
by JohnW
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match
Replies: 85
Views: 3231

Re: Dragon vs GM Nakamura Analog Handicap Match

My personal feeling: human computer era ended around 2005 when SMP Rybka was released. Handicap matches are not interesting. I would like to see non handicap games against GM's even if the engines win every game. Note that I am not sure that they can win every game with black and maybe humans can f...
by JohnW
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75
Replies: 138
Views: 12206

Re: Final Release of Ethereal, V12.75

Thank you for your efforts, Andy. If your main goal is to compete with a hand-crafted engine against another hand-crafted engine, as was the tradition from 1968-2018, then it is a good time to quit. With neural network engines, a stronger engine can be created by just throwing more hardware at trai...
by JohnW
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Crystal 3.0
Replies: 32
Views: 5848

Re: Crystal 3.0

Is there an *.exe somewhere?
by JohnW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Banksia GUI released
Replies: 1047
Views: 179538

Re: Banksia GUI released

I was wondering if you could consider adding functionality to the gui that would provide ratings to the engines based on the games\tournaments played. I currently use a program called Ordo which works well but it's tedious to do manually. Would be amazing if you could add that functionality! Thanks ...
by JohnW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Are there chess programs to evaluate chess rating
Replies: 4
Views: 751

Re: Are there chess programs to evaluate chess rating

Sorry if I am misunderstanding but could you use Ordo?

https://sites.google.com/site/gaviotachessengine/ordo

"Ordo is a program to calculate ratings of individual chess engines (or players) "
by JohnW
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Anyone know how to fix an DGT e-piece?
Replies: 3
Views: 799

Re: Anyone know how to fix an DGT e-piece?

Thanks. I was able to buy a replacement piece from ChessHouse.com for $15. I would love to know why it would just stop working.