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Chess: Super Computer Against Itself

If you had two identical Deep Blue machines playing chess against each other, would each win half the time? No, there still would be a first move advantage for white. I once created an experiment pitting the same version of stockfish against itself in a match consisting of 100 games played with equal amounts ofContinue reading “Chess: Super Computer Against Itself”

Artificial Stupidity: One Google Engineer’s Algorithms for Bad Chess Playing – The New Stack

Murphy has the brainpower to pull it off. He tells us that in 2007 he defended his computer science Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon — which was the same year the students began holding the annual SIGBOVIK conference on April Fool’s Day. Sponsored by the “Association for Computational Heresy,” it was a kind of satirical specialContinue reading “Artificial Stupidity: One Google Engineer’s Algorithms for Bad Chess Playing – The New Stack”

Open Source Chess Engine Reigns Supreme

The free and open source chess engine, Stockfish, is now ranked number 1 on the Computer Chess Ratings List. Stockfish is also the Grand Champion of season six’s Thoresen Chess Engine Championship. Congratulations to the Stockfish Team and the open source movement.

World Computer Chess Championships 2008

   On 9/28/2008 the 16’th World Computer Chess Championships began in Beijing, China. The IGCA has scheduled an eleven round accelerated swiss tournament format for the top  chess engines in the world to compete for the the title of World Computer Chess Champion 2008. The accelerated swiss structure strikes me as odd being that there are onlyContinue reading “World Computer Chess Championships 2008”