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- - By bnc (***) Date 2017-08-12 13:12 Upvotes 2
TCEC Season 10 announced

https://www.facebook.com/tcec.chess

or click the News button from the main TCEC page

http://tcec.chessdom.com/live.php
Parent - - By Venator (Silver) [nl] Date 2017-08-12 13:53
That is excellent news!
Parent - - By CumnorChessClub (***) [gb] Date 2017-09-18 21:00
At the moment with SF devs flat lined in their progress, we could have a Houdini - Komodo final:grin:
Parent - By Dragon Mist (****) [hr] Date 2017-09-18 21:53
I still think SF will flatline both H and K. :evil:
Parent - - By Dr.X (Gold) Date 2017-09-19 01:41 Edited 2017-09-19 01:44
I have no idea what you are referencing here?.
I bought Komodo back in 2016 , last version Komodo 10 . Then the Komodo team turned out their next version and decided that would cost another install or a flat rate cost. I opted out. I noted that from July of 2016 to the present version after two install price hikes there has only been approximately a 45 elo increase! My math might be off price wise-but I think I'd be paying $200 to date to acquire Komodo 11.2.2 to a 45 elo increase with promises oh yeah promise of some future benefits coming down the pike?! Those future benefits come at a cost and are few not so promising.

You want to talk about flat lining in programming progress? Stockfish hasn't cost me a penny!
Parent - - By MarshallArts (***) [us] Date 2017-09-19 22:10
Best way to buy Komodo is by subscription. It's been far less than $200 since 2016 and you'd get every released version.

:slim:
Parent - - By user923005 (****) [us] Date 2017-09-19 22:30
Also, Don Dailey's widow gets money from every sale.
A guilt free purchase if there ever was one.
Parent - - By Dr.X (Gold) Date 2017-09-19 23:50
Do you know what percentage of the sale goes to Don's Widow? I think it's only something like 10% , maybe I'm wrong.

I'm waiting to see what Houdini 6 looks like before I make any commitments either way.
Parent - By user923005 (****) [us] Date 2017-09-20 06:47
According to my understanding it was fairly substantial and for five years.
Don was a friend of mine.  We exchanged hundreds of emails.
Parent - - By Dr.X (Gold) Date 2017-09-19 23:54 Edited 2017-09-20 00:02
Hi MarshallArts,
I know he required a new subscription to acquire Komodo 10.1 - that would be $100. You probably know this better than I do. I assume right or wrongly that Komodo 11.2.2 required another jump in subscription?! That's another $100! And- that is-forgive me, only from point to point only a 45 elo increase! That would be $200. It was the Komodo teams requiring a new subscription for Komodo 10.1 that was pushing the economic envelope for me.  I don't think you could get Komodo 11.2.2 on the same subscription as Komodo 10.1?!

Did I get my math right on both ends, economics and elo?
Parent - By MarshallArts (***) [us] Date 2017-09-20 06:39
Welcome back, Dr X,
You would receive a 20% discount for renewing your sub, or having bought the previous version, so next time you pay it won't be $100.

:fat:
Parent - By Venator (Silver) [nl] Date 2017-08-22 15:57 Upvotes 1
Start of season 10: end of September, beginning of October:

http://www.chessdom.com/tcec-2017-season-coming-soon-information-and-details/
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