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by Gary Internet
Wed May 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.
Replies: 45
Views: 4648

My take on the whole "End of an era" thing.

I think the end of an era is more than about Lc0 beating Stockfish in the TCEC Superfinal and that it's pretty much here right now. I'm not a programmer, I don't know how to code. I'm a casual chess player, chess fan, and computer chess "follower". I guess. These are my observations having follwed t...
by Gary Internet
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 4211

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

All they did was change the time control from 7200+15 to 720+3 and remove the opening book . What does "remove the opening book" mean? 100 games from the initial start position with no book for SF? There are huge problems with doing that. I totally agree. Problems for who? TCEC ran a 100 game match...
by Gary Internet
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion
Replies: 18
Views: 4211

Re: Stockfish TCEC 14 Champion

You can't ignore the fact that Lc0 beat SF +16=80-4 in the rapid bonus match. All they did was change the time control from 7200+15 to 720+3 and remove the opening book. The hardware and software involved stayed exactly the same as it was in the superfinal.
by Gary Internet
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS Progress.
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Komodo MCTS Progress.

How strong is KMCTS 2273 which is currently playing in "Battle of the Leelas" on Chess.com? I remember Mark saying in the TCEC chat a few weeks ago that 2246 that played in the TCEC Cup was roughly 25 Elo stronger than 2227 that played in the TCEC Premier Division in Season 14. How does 2273 compare...
by Gary Internet
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 12.3 is out
Replies: 76
Views: 14270

Re: Komodo 12.3 is out

I don't think that we can continue to gain five elo per month with regular Komodo. But we have been averaging close to fifty elo per month with MCTS, so even if this drops to something reasonable like twenty per month, after a year everyone should be happy! Do you think you can sustain 20 Elo per m...
by Gary Internet
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 65620

Re: Alphazero news

Until I can watch a TCEC superfinal style of match live on the internet, where the latest development version of SF plays AZ over 100 games starting from both sides of 50 different openings, where both engines run on whatever hardware their teams deem optimal, discussions like this are worthless. Pe...
by Gary Internet
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Fide Should create a New Computer odds vs GM Championship
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Fide Should create a New Computer odds vs GM Championship

What odds would you use? Time? Moves? Material? A combination of 2 of them? All 3 of them? What engine(s) would be used? What hardware? To be honest, something like Xiphos running on a mediocre laptop would crush most GMs at normal chess, so I don't see the point in using something like Stockfish 10...
by Gary Internet
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Andscacs test version
Replies: 15
Views: 3252

Re: Andscacs test version

cdani wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Thanks!
In a few weeks I will publish a new "official" version.
Does this mean we will see Andscacs 0.95 playing in the TCEC Premier Division?
by Gary Internet
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Alphazero news
Replies: 381
Views: 65620

Re: Alphazero news

This link will take you to a comment on reddit that in turn has links to Lichess studies containing more AlphaZero games: Click Here
by Gary Internet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo MCTS scales worse with TC than Komodo A/B?
Replies: 22
Views: 3680

Re: Komodo MCTS scales worse with TC than Komodo A/B?

Komodo 12.2 MCTS just hit the FastGM rating list at bullet time control - http://fastgm.de/60-0.60.html It places right between Ethereal 11.00 and Fire 7.1. On the complete list it ranks exactly one place above Komodo 9 :D TCEC Division 4 will be a good test of how it performs at long time control. ...