Clash of the Titans

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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by TimoK » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:17 am

You are welcome, John! There are indeed some very interesting games going on in the tests. Ok, the draw rate is high, but that was expected when 5 engines of nearly the same strength are playing each other. Let's see if Houdini will manage to break away...

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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by lech » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:56 am

I believe with you managed to get the same treatment for the participants. I think this tournament gives us a better opportunity to compare the ability of leading engines.
Many thanks for this interesting initiative. :D
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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by Jouni » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:28 pm

Stockfish and Critter are still drawing a lot:

1 Critter 1.4a x64 [t=6] +5/=31/-3
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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by Jouni » Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:31 pm

And this was really short GM draw :)

[Event "Critter-Stockfish"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2012.03.12"]
[Round "36.1"]
[White "Stockfish 2.2.2 SSE42 [t=6]"]
[Black "Critter 1.4a x64 [t=6]"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "B11"]
[Annotator "0.04;0.21"]
[PlyCount "16"]
[EventDate "2012.03.05"]

{AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1075T Processor 3000 MHz W=31.3 plies; 6.076kN/s B=25.8
plies; 8.918kN/s} 1. e4 c6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 Bg4 4. Be2 e6 5. d4 Nf6 {0.21/25
352} 6. e5 {0.04/28 332 (h3)} Nfd7 {0.02/25 279} 7. Ng5 {0.00/31 0 (0-0)} Bxe2
{0.00/25 222} 8. Qxe2 {0.00/33 0} h6 {0.00/25 259} 1/2-1/2
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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by TimoK » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:14 pm

Hi Jouni,

you're right - that draw was accepted far too early. For the next match series I will configure the "draw button" (in the Fritz GUI options) to "late" instead of "early".

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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by Vinvin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:04 pm

Here are all the games on 1 page (with Iframe) :
http://home.scarlet.be/vincentlejeune/clash.html
TimoK wrote:
Vinvin wrote:Would it be possible to see all the matches on 1 HTML page ?
No, unfortunately not. Fritz GUI is generating a new page for every tournament, so I have to upload them to different destinations.

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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by Jouni » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:29 pm

Well done Vincent!
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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by TimoK » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:53 pm

Thank you very much for showing me the way how to do it! Now I got the Iframe-Page on my website:

http://www.team-oh.de/Computerschach/Broadcast.htm

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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by lech » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:00 pm

My first impression is that there are two very powerful engines Houdini and Komodo. Both have a solid strategy (static evoluation), and this can not be completely offset by the time (depths) in contrast to tactics.
Full of holes Stockfish's strategy confirms the end of this engine.
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Re: Clash of the Titans

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:42 pm

lech wrote:My first impression is that there are two very powerful engines Houdini and Komodo. Both have a solid strategy (static evoluation), and this can not be completely offset by the time (depths) in contrast to tactics.
Full of holes Stockfish's strategy confirms the end of this engine.
Here I fully agree....

It would take a radical approach from the side of Stockfish team to make a considerable improvement....
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