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by Look
Sat May 16, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Some collections of randomly generated PGN game files
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Some collections of randomly generated PGN game files

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sje wrote: The average compression factor is about 62.3%.
AFAIK the best format for compression is .zipx ; But I do not know any windows freeware that would compress files to it. (Though some freewares would open it.)
by Look
Tue May 12, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Polling standard input from C++
Replies: 20
Views: 3095

Re: Polling standard input from C++

I have no clue as to how Windows does any of this, but sooner or later any functionality which shows up in BSD or Linux will also appear in Windows in some contorted way. You only have to wait. Please consider this link: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms741669(v=vs.85).aspx
by Look
Mon May 04, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: A simple PRNG using /dev/urandom
Replies: 45
Views: 8500

Re: A simple PRNG using /dev/urandom

Have you seen the new PRNG support in C++11 by any chance? Alas, I must code using a dialect supported on all my machines, and C++11 is too much for some of them. That's unfortunate :(. Cannot upgrade GCC on those machines? Or are they Windows? Support For C++11 Features in Visual Studio: https://m...
by Look
Sat May 02, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: A very hard endgame study
Replies: 24
Views: 4362

Re: A very hard endgame study.

JJJ wrote:I play this position everyday, this is why it is very interesting to study it.
You mean you play like up to this position every day? :D
by Look
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: "Bitboards' Little Helper" Xor problem
Replies: 1
Views: 823

"Bitboards' Little Helper" Xor problem

Hi,

I downloaded "Bitboards' Little Helper" from here:

http://julien.marcel.free.fr/public/BLH2_win.rar

For me the "Xor" button does not work. Any idea?
by Look
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: Wasting tempo or maneuvering
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Wasting tempo or maneuvering

If a piece moves several times in a row, at moments that's waste of tempos and other moments that's maneuvering. In my opinion in opening and middle game usually tempos are lost because the number of pieces on the board is high. On the other hand in end games the number of pieces on the board is low...
by Look
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: perpetual check
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: perpetual check

According to Lichess, SF5 considers the game a draw after 53...c6. Not that either side had any particular advantage over the other. Matthew:out Consider this: White has slight advantage in a lot of lines, due to suspicious opening by black. Black threatens mating attack but leaves his king unshelt...
by Look
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: perpetual check
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

perpetual check

http://www.chesscorner.com/tutorial/basic/draw/draw.htm http://www.chesskid.com/article/view/p-p-perpetual-check AFAIK many engines including Stockfish (5) do not have proper perpetual check draw detection; They rely on Alpha Beta to do this, and that is late. Houdini 1.5a (that I have a hand on) do...