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Off-Topic Discussion - Best Chess Players #399

Yeah, if we start making this about playing strength relative to peers, or playing strength relative to level of information available or something like that, the result should probably be different.

by a_pleasant_illusion
General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #64

Andscacs on a couple hundred cores would have a better chance of winning TCEC, but it wouldn't even be a favorite. It's a couple hundred points behind the top engines; scaling with additional cores fl

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General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #32

Ok, now you're trolling. Goodbye :)

by a_pleasant_illusion
General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #30

@no_bullet_thanks
So, there are a lot of different claims there, some true, some not, and many irrelevant to the claim you're trying to support.
Which claims from that thread are you citing as

by a_pleasant_illusion
General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #27

@no_bullet_thanks I didn't accuse anything of being "unscientific". You did, so bouncing that back doesn't work so well :)
The score of the 1300 games they played at A0's full strength is the evide

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General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #25

Well, if we're going to sling about things like "unscientific", I'll have to ask for the evidence you have for SF's having inferior conditions to A0 in the test :)

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General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #23

@no_bullet_thanks
That's just it. Cars ARE better at covering distances quickly than humans.
My point is that the whole talk of "fairness" only really makes sense if you can actually control al

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General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #19

@no_bullet_thanks
Well, that's its own thorny kettle of fish, to mix all sorts of metaphors :)
Humans, especially stronger ones, have a lot of stuff memorized, including openings and theoretica

by a_pleasant_illusion
General Chess Discussion - OMFG! STOCKFISH NOOO! ( AlphaZero vs Stockfish ) Thoughts #11

All the talk all over the web about equal or level playing fields is missing the point.
The point is that there is this approach to chess and other games, neural nets for policy and eval, that hasn

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Off-Topic Discussion - Best Chess Players #110

Carlsen up, Capa down
Mikhail Tal - 21
Magnus Carlsen - 22
Anatoly Karpov - 17
Alexander Alekhine - 20
Bobby Fischer - 21
Garry Kasparov - 17
Jose Raul Capablanca - 23

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