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- - By siegbert [gb] Date 2007-02-19 20:56
Does anyone know the world computer chess championship rules? Why is it possible for some programmers to enter their engines on more powerful hardware than the rest? Imagine if someone bought Junior or Shredder because of the number of championships held and then discovers on PlayChess his baby is being eaten alive? Or even on his own PC the "champion" is losing to the other programs?

It should not be down to who has more processors/RAM than the rest but what is in the silicon brain.
Parent - - By BigBen (****) Date 2007-02-20 11:19
Totally agree :) .... The other problem concerns opening books. A lot of work goes into these and quite often the better book wins the game, now this is not the engines fault but everything should be equal maybe the Nunn test suite should be used in some way.... The best engine should still win after all

Regards
Parent - - By Harvey Williamson (*****) Date 2007-02-22 23:02 Edited 2007-02-22 23:05
I agree with you about the = hardware but not about the books. A book tuned for a particular engine is a good thing and something that can be supplied with the engine. However 1 interesting idea might be to limit book lines to say 20 moves - so the engine has to do some of the work!?

This years FRC World Championship is being played on = hardware that will be interesting.
Parent - By BigBen (****) Date 2007-02-22 23:28
Hi Harvey,
               Is that 20 moves (40 ply) or just 10 moves (20 ply) ... I suspect the former :) .... That FRC championship with equal hardware sounds like good start .... I do see your point about a tuned book for an engine after all they do play differently.

Regards
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