I actually wrote a function to measure the attractiveness of a move to guide this version of Toga II to play more attractive chess when that option was selected. There was a move bonus at root for sacrifices and other good-looking moves.Ovyron wrote:The real question is if Toga II sacrificed style for improving its strength!BrendanJNorman wrote:Will we see a new Checkov version you think?
I recall that back when Toga II 3.1.2SE Chekov was released, there were stronger Togas around, but wouldn't plays as attractive with these settings (or, am I hallucinating, apparently II 3.1.2SE was released in 2008, while II 2.0 was released on 2012 o_O), so maybe it's like Rybka, that had her style going downhill after version 3.
What we need is a tool to measure the engine style, with a pieces en prise, sacrifices and so on, to end with such speculation
However, I played a few games against it myself and didn't notice any stylistic improvement, so I didn't release it.