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by todd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?
Replies: 172
Views: 19248

Re: Why there is no interest in Computer with odds Vs Humans match?

Takeback odds is an interesting idea. I play odds games against computers regularly and will have to try it. Against a top engine, perhaps the human should not play normally and only use the takebacks when they realize they've made a mistake. Instead, we should play in a way that takes advantage of ...
by todd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela
Replies: 111
Views: 14283

Re: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela

I agree and if somebody really has an analysis that busted entire openings then he can earn money by selling this analysis to the top chess players(rating above 2700) who are going to use the analysis in important public games so we are going to see the relevant lines in public games. This is also ...
by todd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela
Replies: 111
Views: 14283

Re: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela

By the way, a fun example of the sort of chaos that ensues when white plays Bg5 in the Italian just occurred in top human play a few days ago: https://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2019-gr ... Ding_Liren
by todd
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela
Replies: 111
Views: 14283

Re: Whatever is current - Amazing Leela

Corking/uncorking is a good analogy - so much so that it's already been in common use for decades in chess writing :) Google for "uncorked a novelty" and you'll get a lot of matches. Regarding the Italian, I'm not sure exactly what's being discussed here. In my own exploration of the Italian it beca...
by todd
Sun May 05, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How to equalize in 6.h3 Sicilian Najdorf (Adams Attack)?
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Re: How to equalize in 6.h3 Sicilian Najdorf (Adams Attack)?

I've done a lot of SF depth 50+ analyses from a variety of positions in the 6. h3 line over the last few years. If your goal is simply to get SF (without contempt) to say 0.00 rather than having an easy position to play, then we can start from the following position (unless you think white should do...
by todd
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: CCCC Rapid Rumble results simulator
Replies: 60
Views: 9607

Re: CCCC Rapid Rumble results simulator

Komodo is rapid player: no losses after 37 games. Note 3 losses after only 16 games in TCEC! Or bad regression with version 2121.01. In CCCC, Ethereal and Lc0 had forced wins against it but did not find them (in Lc0-Komodo, Komodo even reported a win score of +250). TCEC imbalanced openings also ma...
by todd
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: MVL vs. Komodo handicap match
Replies: 31
Views: 5905

Re: MVL vs. Komodo handicap match

I agree. How do you feel about this match Larry ? Will you propose again the handicap Komodo lost ? Or will you try a new one ? I m still interested to see a GM against Komodo at 1 + 1 against a big handicap. Maybe Komodo would even win at queen handicap at bullet ? :) Could be extra match. With al...
by todd
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Re: TCEC Division 1 results simulator
Replies: 41
Views: 5171

Re: TCEC Division 1 results simulator

Premier also has more imbalanced openings than previous stages, which should accentuate rating differences to some extent.
by todd
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Programming and Technical Discussions
Topic: 7-men Syzygy attempt
Replies: 588
Views: 129036

Re: 7-men Syzygy attempt

Time to rename the thread "7-men Syzygy success" :)

Congrats, and thanks for your valuable contribution to chess.
by todd
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: Tournaments and Matches
Topic: Human versus Machine
Replies: 162
Views: 33722

Re: Human versus Machine

Milos, I agree with you that I would just lose every game at contempt 80-100. I have already been trying this ever since SF got its smarter contempt (combined with a small book to make sure it avoids some select opening lines where it ends up in a simple position despite high contempt and yes, for r...