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- - By Master Om (Bronze) Date 2018-10-22 12:24
From few days I have been playing at Infinitychess.com. What I found SF time management is not upto the mark. Where the captures are obvious it does not play instantly. And most games I lost on time particularly there was mate in 15+ moves
and it was still slow in playing it and losing in time without mating.
Is there any settings to be changed?
Slow mover ? Move Overhead ? To make sf play obvious moves instantly ?
Parent - - By DamirD81 (***) [dk] Date 2018-10-22 16:32
Increase Move Overhead and reduce Slow Mover to 76
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-22 16:34
Default is 30. To what value i need to increase Move Overhead ?
Parent - - By DamirD81 (***) [dk] Date 2018-10-23 09:53
To as much as possible, by 800-1200 or even more if you want. So your engine play faster. And Slow Mover to 76
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-24 06:12
I tried 900 and still lost during tb hits time. Will try 1200 now. Lets see.
Parent - - By Vegan (****) [ca] Date 2018-10-22 19:25
I use Arena and it manages the time for games perfectly. Never had problems with it so far.
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-23 04:14
This is about Playing at Infinitychess.com
I never had problems at playchess.com
Parent - - By Fulcrum2000 (****) [nl] Date 2018-10-22 19:55

>And most games I lost on time particularly there was mate in 15+ moves
>and it was still slow in playing it and losing in time without mating.


Are you TB's on a HD instead of SSD?.
That would explain some (most) of it.
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-23 04:16
Yes. On HD. can't afford SSD its too costly.
But with those settings i never had issues in playchess.com
having issues at infinitychess.com only.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-10-26 23:08
Have you tried Permanent Brain=Off? I reckon InfinityChess has some bug that makes it forget to tell the engine it has to move, so the engine will just keep thinking and thinking and lose on time...
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-27 03:18
That's what actually happens.
But doing that will the elo of engine decrease?
Parent - - By DamirD81 (***) [dk] Date 2018-10-28 19:53
Master Om,Try and go under View when you are on Infinity server, and than Reset the settings. You have to remember to mark Permanent Brain on again as it will be off. Maybe it will solve your time losses and GUI freezing
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-28 20:11
I tried that once. But am not able to get the permanent brain settings any where. It solved some engine loading issue but didn't solve time loss.
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-10-28 22:32
The elo you lose with Ponder Off will be minimal when compared to the elo you'll gain when the loses on time stop. The "good" news is everyone seems to be suffering the same issue (I can beat people that just stop moving because of the GUI's bug.)
Parent - - By Master Om (Bronze) [in] Date 2018-10-29 02:42
So i should have PB off ?
Parent - - By Uly (Gold) [mx] Date 2018-11-17 20:09
I guess it depends. Against much stronger opponents that would defeat you anyway you can tolerate loses on time, so you'd want to use Ponder On against them. Against weaker opponents and equal opponents loses on time can prove fatal so you'd want to keep Ponder Off against them.
Parent - By Master Om (Bronze) [id] Date 2018-11-17 20:14
You haven't moved in our game.
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