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by pkumar
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WyldChess 1.4 released
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: WyldChess 1.4 released

Time management problem in Arena-3.0 gauntlet match at 40 moves in 1 or 5 mins repeating - consumes allotted time too early. I tried a few games with your mentioned settings and it doesn't seem to be losing on time(not sure if it is for you). If it isn't losing on time, it shouldn't be a problem I ...
by pkumar
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: WyldChess 1.4 released
Replies: 8
Views: 1364

Re: WyldChess 1.4 released

Time management problem in Arena-3.0 gauntlet match at 40 moves in 1 or 5 mins repeating - consumes allotted time too early.
by pkumar
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney February
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: Thanks for the tourney

hgm wrote:You must make sure the option "First has own book" is unticked in the Common Engine Settings.
Thanks for the suggestion and for hosting this tourney.
by pkumar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Move ordering statistics
Replies: 8
Views: 1869

Re: Move ordering statistics

abulmo2 wrote:There is no best move on all nodes, when the score <= alpha, (UPPER), so the quality of move ordering is not important here.
Is it possible that with fail soft there is a better than average chance of success with the best score move in all nodes? The chances are low anyway - no harm in trying.
by pkumar
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney February
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: Help needed

I thought winboard's "default_book.bin" would work in the online tourney. It works in local matches. I saved the settings. But "Nameless" searched right from move #1.

What additional step is needed?
by pkumar
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: On-line engine blitz tourney February
Replies: 13
Views: 2410

Re: On-line engine blitz tourney February

I hope my engine "Nameless" can participate in this tourney.
by pkumar
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: PieceLists ?
Replies: 41
Views: 8891

Re: My antique move generator

IMO, the most elegant (not the best, just elegant) move generator I've seen is from Hans Eric Sandstroem, implemented in GNU Chess 3. p = posdata[piece][sq]; u = p[sq].nextpos; do { if (color[u] == neutral) { LinkMove(ply,sq,u,xside); u = p[u].nextpos; } else { i...
by pkumar
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to use Arena book?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: How to use Arena book?

Book - Manage (Ctrl + Alt + B) Make sure "Use Arena main book" & "Use Arena engine book" is checked. I reached that point. Thanks You also have to tell each engine to actually use the book. Engines->Manage->Details Under the Books tab, check 'Use Arena main book with this engine' That was missed. N...
by pkumar
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to use Arena book?
Replies: 3
Views: 784

How to use Arena book?

I test my winboard chess engine Nameless with gauntlet matches in Arena GUI using some epd starting positions. As I was looking for a way to use GUI books I searched the Arena website. In playwitharena>Home > Tips + Tricks > Engine Tournaments I found the following in the last paragraph of Engines c...
by pkumar
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Help improving this code ?!
Replies: 31
Views: 5884

Re: Help improving this code ?!

Fulvio wrote:The order of the member variables is also important:
http://en.cppreference.com/w/cpp/langua ... #Alignment
Thanks for the link. I normally check a class/structure for expected size. May have missed some in a hurry to get a working program first. A lot of work remains.