New draughts tournament

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Krzysztof Grzelak
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New draughts tournament

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:13

In a couple of the months organizing a new tournament " The Unofficial World Championships Of Computer Programs In International Draughts Rapid 2020 ".The tournament will be played on an AMD processor with 128 GB of RAM. I invite the following programs to play:

Aurora Borealis Professional
Cerberus
Damage - here it is a decision whether Bert will make an AMD processor program
Dragon Pro
Dream
Edeon Sport
Flits
Kingsrow
Maximus
Moby Dam
Plus 500
Scan
Sjende Blyn
Tornado
Truus voor Windows 1.0

Any program can participate in the tournament - as long as it doesn't cause a problem with AMD processor and Windows 10 Pro x64. I cordially invite you.

Krzysztof.

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by BertTuyt » Tue Feb 11, 2020 09:02

Damage - here it is a decision whether Bert will make an AMD processor program

Im working on a special version for the Threadripper, Damage Engine 15.3 TR.

If all goes well, I have a first test version for you available within 2 weeks.

Bert

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Tue Feb 11, 2020 23:20

Thank you very much Bert.

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Sidiki » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:33

Great new Bert, we will be happy to also test this new version of Damage. Thank

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Ed Gilbert » Wed Feb 12, 2020 20:06

I will have a new version of kingsrow at the end of February. I will also release a version of kingsrow that uses the Hub interface, and a tournament manager that can play multiple engine matches in parallel using the Hub interface.

-- Ed

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Krzysztof Grzelak » Wed Feb 12, 2020 20:43

Thank you very much Ed.

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Sidiki » Thu Feb 13, 2020 13:22

Ed Gilbert wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 20:06
I will have a new version of kingsrow at the end of February. I will also release a version of kingsrow that uses the Hub interface, and a tournament manager that can play multiple engine matches in parallel using the Hub interface.

-- Ed
Nice Ed, it will be a great thing to see this new version and his strenght.

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by BertTuyt » Fri Feb 14, 2020 08:57

Sidiki, thanks for your reply.
I will post more details in the next weeks.

For your information the new version has a similar evaluation as Scan and Kingsrow.
So based upon the principles Fabien invented, and shared within the community.

Ed helped me a lot, as he provided me the proper tools.
So I really feel im standing on the shoulders of 2 giants....

The initial evaluation (I need to further fine tune), is based upon 1.3M games (self played by Damage).
This took around 11 days on a machine with 8 cores.
More to come...

Bert

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by jj » Fri Feb 14, 2020 17:43

BertTuyt wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 08:57
For your information the new version has a similar evaluation as Scan and Kingsrow.
So based upon the principles Fabien invented, and shared within the community.

Ed helped me a lot, as he provided me the proper tools.
So I really feel im standing on the shoulders of 2 giants....
It would be more accurate to say that the principles were invented by Michael Buro in the 1990s and applied to Othello. Michel Grimminck (Dragon) was the first to apply this to draughts in the late 2000s. Indeed only after 2015 did this become popular when Fabien Letouzey introduced Scan and shared his contributions such as the patterns and the phase interpolation used. Implementations in Kingsrow by Ed Gilbert and in Maximus (by me) followed.

Jan-Jaap

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by BertTuyt » Fri Feb 14, 2020 19:38

Jan-Jaap you are right standing on the shoulders of many giants....

Bert

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Re: New draughts tournament

Post by Sidiki » Mon Feb 17, 2020 08:51

BertTuyt wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 08:57
Sidiki, thanks for your reply.
I will post more details in the next weeks.

For your information the new version has a similar evaluation as Scan and Kingsrow.
So based upon the principles Fabien invented, and shared within the community.

Ed helped me a lot, as he provided me the proper tools.
So I really feel im standing on the shoulders of 2 giants....

The initial evaluation (I need to further fine tune), is based upon 1.3M games (self played by Damage).
This took around 11 days on a machine with 8 cores.
More to come...

Bert
Great Bert,
Only to know that We have 3 or more programs in the "same league" it's a very good new into draughts world and with some programmers as you, Fabien, Ed, Jan Jaap and the other, we, draughts programs lovers, will be always enjoyed by the news discoveries.
We want to see the next step until the release, if the self learning must implemented to permit to the program to continue learning even with our dxp or simple game it will be very very very great widget.
Sidiki

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