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Adam Hair
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Re: zurichess - new chess engine

Post by Adam Hair » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:17 am

Zurichess is now on the CCRL 40/4 rating list:
http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/40 ... ess_150116

If you are unhappy with any of the information contained in the header of that page, let me know and I will have it corrected. Good luck with Zurichess!

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Re: Thank you CCRL (& a bonus) !

Post by Sylwy » Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:36 pm

Adam Hair wrote:Zurichess is now on the CCRL 40/4 rating list:
http://www.computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/40 ... ess_150116

If you are unhappy with any of the information contained in the header of that page, let me know and I will have it corrected. Good luck with Zurichess!
Hey Adam !

The rating for Zurichess is accurate ( a bit over Zyggy 0.7 in my tests also) !

A new observation: Zurichess used a fixed hash (256 MB) !

The newest logo for this my sweetheart chess engine (I have a lot of):

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Regards,
SilvianR :wink:
SilvianR :wink:

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Re: Thank you CCRL (& a bonus) !

Post by brtzsnr » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:11 pm

Sylwy wrote: The rating for Zurichess is accurate ( a bit over Zyggy 0.7 in my tests also) !

A new observation: Zurichess used a fixed hash (256 MB) !
Thanks for testing. The default hash table size is 32mb (actually less), and you can set it using standard UCI line 'setoption name Hash value 256'. Are you sure your evaluator doesn't set the hash table to 256MB?
The newest logo for this my sweetheart chess engine (I have a lot of):

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Hey, I like this logo. Could you remove my name though? It's misspelled, it misses a comma under s (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S-comma). I'm very picky about this :).

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Re: Done !

Post by Sylwy » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:02 pm

brtzsnr wrote: 1.-The default hash table size is 32mb (actually less), and you can set it using standard UCI line 'setoption name Hash value 256'. Are you sure your evaluator doesn't set the hash table to 256MB?

2.-Hey, I like this logo. Could you remove my name though?
Hi !

1.-Yes, you are right !

2.-Good or not good ? :lol:

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Re: New set !

Post by Sylwy » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:13 am

Hi Alexandru !

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All are the property of Zurichess !!!

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Re: Mr.Ruxy versus Zurichess

Post by Alex_Schmidt » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:08 pm

I have some strange behavior. Zurichess doesn't make a move, but Arena says: illegal move!

The moves are: 1. a3 g6 2. h3 -- illegal move -- (White is me, Black is Zurichess).
Here is the engine output from Arena 3.5 (sorry for some German ;-))

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----------Neue Partie---2015-01-20 22:58:16,396 Di -------------
2015-01-20 22:58:16,418**Lade Buch: C:\1_Daten\Schach\Books\HS-classic10moves 2.0.abk\HS-classic 10moves 2.0.abk
2015-01-20 22:58:18,718*1*Start calc, move no: 1
2015-01-20 22:58:18,720*1*HS-classic 10moves 2.0.abk:
2015-01-20 22:58:18,720*1*g7g6
2015-01-20 22:58:23,063*1*Start calc, move no: 3
2015-01-20 22:58:23,066-->1:ucinewgame
2015-01-20 22:58:23,066-->1:isready
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,066<--1&#58;readyok
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074-->1&#58;position startpos moves a2a3 g7g6 h2h3
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074-->1&#58;go movetime 5000
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074<--1&#58;bestmove a1a1
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074*moveerror* start piece<0 and target piece<0, can't capture own piece !...!
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074*1*---------> Arena&#58;Illegaler Zug!&#58; "bestmove a1a1" ()
Any idea?

Thanks, Alex

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Re: Mr.Ruxy versus Zurichess

Post by brtzsnr » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:45 pm

Alex_Schmidt wrote:I have some strange behavior. Zurichess doesn't make a move, but Arena says: illegal move!

The moves are: 1. a3 g6 2. h3 -- illegal move -- (White is me, Black is Zurichess).
Here is the engine output from Arena 3.5 (sorry for some German ;-))

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----------Neue Partie---2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;16,396 Di -------------
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;16,418**Lade Buch&#58; C&#58;\1_Daten\Schach\Books\HS-classic10moves 2.0.abk\HS-classic 10moves 2.0.abk
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;18,718*1*Start calc, move no&#58; 1
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;18,720*1*HS-classic 10moves 2.0.abk&#58;
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;18,720*1*g7g6
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,063*1*Start calc, move no&#58; 3
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,066-->1&#58;ucinewgame
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,066-->1&#58;isready
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,066<--1&#58;readyok
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074-->1&#58;position startpos moves a2a3 g7g6 h2h3
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074-->1&#58;go movetime 5000
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074<--1&#58;bestmove a1a1
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074*moveerror* start piece<0 and target piece<0, can't capture own piece !...!
2015-01-20 22&#58;58&#58;23,074*1*---------> Arena&#58;Illegaler Zug!&#58; "bestmove a1a1" ()
Any idea?

Thanks, Alex
Thanks for the bug report. The illegal move happens because go movetime is not implemented. Zurichess' implementation of UCI protocol is limited to what I needed during testing.

Here is the output from the engine:

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ucinewgame
isready
readyok
position startpos moves a2a3 g7g6 h2h3
go movetime 5000
bestmove a1a1
go wtime 3963 btime 4000 winc 50 binc 50 movestogo 40
bestmove g8f6
Hope that helps. I'll try to get it implemented over the next few days and I'll send you a PM when it's done.

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Re: Mr.Ruxy versus Zurichess

Post by Alex_Schmidt » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:17 pm

Hi Alexandru,
This would be great!
BTW, I've checked a level with "x moves in y minutes" and everything is alright.
Best, Alex

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Re: Mr.Ruxy versus Zurichess

Post by brtzsnr » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:45 pm

Alex_Schmidt wrote:Hi Alexandru,
This would be great!
BTW, I've checked a level with "x moves in y minutes" and everything is alright.
Best, Alex
I've just pushed the fix for go movetime.

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