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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:44 am

ChessGUI development suspended.

I have just uploaded ChessGUI 0.192 !

I will now suspend the development of ChessGUI for quite some time.
I hope anyone who dares to use it, will not encounter any problems.
My tests found ChessGUI 0.192 to be optimized and bug-free.

I may now return to chess engine programming.

However, from time to time I will highlight some weird feature of ChessGUI.

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Post by Graham Banks » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:34 am

Thanks for your tireless efforts to date on ChessGUI.
Perhaps now we can look forward to the possibility of a new BigLion at some stage? :P
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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:45 am

Graham Banks wrote:Thanks for your tireless efforts to date on ChessGUI.
Perhaps now we can look forward to the possibility of a new BigLion at some stage? :P
Hi Graham,

I will at least look at BigLion :wink: .

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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:31 pm

I have just re-uploaded the ChessGUI package with the following book-related
changes:

- ChsGUI_Book.cgb, ChessGUI_Opening_Suite.pgn and HarrySchnapp.cgb have each
been subjected to the following constraints:
1) book is exactly 12 moves deep
2) no duplicates
3) no transformations
4) material at least 1Queen+1Rook+2Bishops+1Knight+5Pawns per side.
These constraints shrink HarrySchnapp.cgb from 58000 to 24000 positions.
ChsGUI_Book.cgb and ChessGUI_Opening_Suite.pgn each have 46000 positions.

- ChessGUI.exe has been updated to apply identical constraints on
ChessGUI_Opening_Suite.pgn and remis books (*.cgb) during book creation.

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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:50 pm

The initialization of a RoundRobin or Gauntlet tournament with thousands of cycles was pathetically slow.
ChessGUI 0.193 dramatically speeds that up.

ChessGUI 0.192 was already bug-free, so ChessGUI 0.193 is just an optimization ;) .

I may yet try to optically scale ChessGUI differently before pausing the ChessGUI project.


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Post by IGarcia » Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:36 pm

downloading....

Arena is great, but Im looking for some fresh air GUI. Maybe yours will do the job. Also im downloading BigLion. :D

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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:22 pm

IGarcia wrote:downloading....

Arena is great, but Im looking for some fresh air GUI. Maybe yours will do the job. Also im downloading BigLion. :D
Try importing engines from Arena and tell us here whether that works.
I have not installed Arena since many years, so I cannot test importing engines from Arena.

I think BigLion is a bit weaker than Stockfish. :wink:

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Post by hgm » Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:51 pm

Matthias Gemuh wrote:I think BigLion is a bit weaker than Stockfish. :wink:
It will beat Stockfish any day at Capablanca Chess, though! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Matthias Gemuh » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:07 pm

hgm wrote:
Matthias Gemuh wrote:I think BigLion is a bit weaker than Stockfish. :wink:
It will beat Stockfish any day at Capablanca Chess, though! :lol: :lol: :lol:
BigLion80 is the Capablanca guy, BigLion is confined to the 8x8 prison cell

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Post by Graham Banks » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:45 pm

IGarcia wrote:downloading....

Arena is great, but Im looking for some fresh air GUI. Maybe yours will do the job. Also im downloading BigLion. :D
If you're looking at running engine v engine tournaments, you won't be disappointed! :D
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