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Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Werner Taelemans » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:26 am

1) This version is UCI only. To simplify my engine I dropped support for CECP.

2) The KQKR and KBNK endgame tables are replaced by one 4-man EGT that can generate both.
They are generated during Galjoen's thinking time and no extra thread is used.
The endgame tables reside in the main hash table and thus, don't use extra memory anymore.

3) All the weights in the evaluation are split into middlegame weights and endgame weights.

4) Estimated strength: 2450 CCRL404.

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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Graham Banks » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:29 am

Sounds like a big gain in strength. Well done! :)
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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Gabor Szots » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:06 am

Gauntlet in progress against 20 opponents. I am looking forward to the result.
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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Werner Taelemans » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:45 am

Gabor Szots wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:06 am
Gauntlet in progress against 20 opponents. I am looking forward to the result.
Thanks! I am looking forward too, because in my own tests I found very different results against different opponents.

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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by LocutusOfPenguin » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:36 pm

Hi Werner,

thanks for the new version!
My users often comment your engine for playing too quick (i guess y reduce the time to create weak play) => uci level

If y reduce the strength its better to wait for something (=do nothing) as play quicker(=no use the time y have) Just speaking about user experience only.

Thanks for consideration.
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Re: Galjoen 0.39.1

Post by Werner Taelemans » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:37 pm

LocutusOfPenguin wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:36 pm
If y reduce the strength its better to wait for something (=do nothing)
Done.
Version 0.39.1 moves slower in limitstrength mode.

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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am

Galjoen moves pretty much instantly every move, so I've pulled it from my testing for now.
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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Gabor Szots » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:46 am

Graham Banks wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am
Galjoen moves pretty much instantly every move, so I've pulled it from my testing for now.
I used it as a UCI engine and it seemed OK.
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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Graham Banks » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:39 am

Gabor Szots wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:46 am
Graham Banks wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am
Galjoen moves pretty much instantly every move, so I've pulled it from my testing for now.
I used it as a UCI engine and it seemed OK.
I'm also using it as a uci engine (under ChessGUI).
I can't recall having this issue with the previous version.
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Re: Galjoen 0.39 released

Post by Scally » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:11 am

Galjoen on lower levels has always moved too quickly on PicoChess.
However the latest version 0.39.1 has fixed this issue for us.

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