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General Chess Discussion - LeelaNice is useless #5

First, Leela only learns from self-play games generated by the client executable you can get from the site. She doesn't doesn't do "live" online learning while playing other opponents. On the vari…

by a_pleasant_illusion
General Chess Discussion - I never knew that Stockfish was a flying fat man... #5

Lol, what? That's a game from the DB, not a game from lichess. The PGN clearly shows it's from a freestyle tournament. That's the whole point of a freestyle tournament, humans interactively usi…

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Game analysis - Why does the computer recommend rf4 ? #7

@Toadofsky LC0 is mostly clueless in that position after black's 18th move. It does realize black is better, but it doesn't realize the magnitude of the advantage. I had it do a long-ish search …

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Game analysis - Why does the computer recommend rf4 ? #4

All moves are losing, that one just puts up the most resistance that SF can see. In human terms, the problem is that you're under massive attack on the kingside; you are, however, momentarily a pie…

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Game analysis - Is this a good opening for white? (Diemer gambit) #4

@tpr It's not the Blackmar-Diemer gambit, but it's still Diemer. This is also attributed Diemer, along with another guy, Duhm: https://chesstempo.com/gamedb/opening/627 In terms of its qualit…

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Game analysis - LeelaZero #9

To add to what @etium said, if your GUI has an analysis mode (which just sends a "go infinite" command to a UCI engine) and you want to use that with Leela, you'll probably want to pass another parame…

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Game analysis - LeelaZero #5

It's just a UCI engine, so you should be able to get it to work in most GUIs. The caveat is that it requires some command line parameters (well, only "requires" 1, but typical use will involve a co…

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Game analysis - Why draw?? #5

The positions after black's moves 82,84, and 86 are identical. As zaak87 said, threefold rep :)

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General Chess Discussion - How are the € 420,000 prize pool distributed among candidates? #2

The wiki page has a breakdown (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidates_Tournament_2018): €95,000 to the winner €88,000 to second place €75,000 to third place €55,000 for fourth place €40,000 …

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General Chess Discussion - Nigel Short's patronising attack on correspondence chess in <New in Chess> #4

Well, I'm not so convinced that engine-assisted correspondence is even dead yet. It's a lot different than it used to be, for sure, but it's still the case that against the top correspondence playe…

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