Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

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Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by Graham Banks » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:16 pm

Thomas is currently locked out of the forum (change of email address did it), so I'm posting this on his behalf.
Hello all,

Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released.

More details can be found at,

http://nirvanachess.blogspot.com/2017/0 ... lease.html

Overall strength increase is somewhere in the range of 40 elo.


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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by cdani » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:49 pm

Congratulations for the new version!! :-)

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by Dann Corbit » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:34 am

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by cetormenter » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:31 am

Dann Corbit wrote:Who knows? Not me
We never lost control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the world
I am not sure what David Bowie has to do with this post :P

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:50 am

Are you going to add syzygy tablebases in the future to your chess engine.

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by Dokterchen » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:38 am

Great news, thanks Thomas.

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by cetormenter » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:54 am

Krzysztof Grzelak wrote:Are you going to add syzygy tablebases in the future to your chess engine.
No sorry. I don't plan on adding tablebases it is a lot of extra code for little to no gain.
Gabor Szots wrote:I see it calls itself Nirvanachess Chess which seems a misspelling to me, what is the correct name?
Hmm I didn't notice that. It should be "Nirvanachess". I will fix this when I get back to my computer next week.

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by cetormenter » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:34 pm

Gabor Szots wrote:I see it calls itself Nirvanachess Chess which seems a misspelling to me, what is the correct name?
Hmm I didn't notice that. It should be "Nirvanachess". I will fix this when I get back to my computer next week.[/quote]


This has now been fixed. There was also a small performance improvement that I added here. The improvement was < 1% so there is no need to download beyond the naming fix.

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by Jamal Bubker » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:01 am

Thank you so much Thomas for giving us this new release of Nirvanachess !! :D

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Re: Nirvanachess 2.4 has been released

Post by tpoppins » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:04 pm

Over several months of testing I observed an odd fact: Nirvanachess 2.4 seems to be the only 3000+ engine with a marked tendency to lose on time. Whether it's blitz or 40/40, single-core or 4CPU -- up to 3% of its games end in time forfeits.

I hope Thomas considers looking into its time management for the next release.

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