Search found 244 matches

by MichelG
Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:54
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: The open championships Poland of programs in draughts
Replies: 12
Views: 8283

Re: The open championships Poland of programs in draughts

Also the 7P Database is free for all. The problem is the distribution, as it is 30 GByte. There are some options for this, like uploading this to a cloud based service (and if we wait a little than also 30 GByte is for free). If I remember well the 7P Database from Michel is much smaller, I don't k...
by MichelG
Fri Jan 31, 2014 08:30
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: The open championships Poland of programs in draughts
Replies: 12
Views: 8283

Re: The open championships Poland of programs in draughts

Nice to have this tournament played by you. Congratulations to Ed!

One surprise to me is the still high result of Truus even though it is using only 1 cpu core rather than 2 for the newer programs.

The games between the top 5 programs all ended in draw...
by MichelG
Wed Jan 08, 2014 09:09
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer Draughts 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 2502

Re: Computer Draughts 2014

Hope to see you next tournament :-)

For 2014, while i still have some ideas and will implement these, this will be a busy year and i will spend a bit less time on dragon.

This will also allow me to run the machine learning capabilities in dragon with more CPU time and resources.

Michel
by MichelG
Mon Dec 16, 2013 15:08
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournament, Culemborg (2013.12.15)
Replies: 9
Views: 6845

Re: Computer draughts tournament, Culemborg (2013.12.15)

Michel, congratulations with your tournament victory. Could you post some details regarding (if any) improvements of the Dragon 2013 version, compared with last year? Bert Thanks. In 2012 dragon was pretty strong already, but the 2013 version has many improvements over it: - This year the transitio...
by MichelG
Sun Dec 15, 2013 18:33
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Computer draughts tournament, Culemborg (2013.12.15)
Replies: 9
Views: 6845

Re: Computer draughts tournament, Culemborg (2013.12.15)

Tournament results:

Code: Select all

1   Dragon        15
2+3 GWD           13
    Maximus       13
4   Sjende blyn   12
5   TD King       11
6   Tornado        9
7   Dam 2.2        7
8+9 Cerberus       5
    Dream          5
10  Slagzet.com    0
by MichelG
Fri Nov 29, 2013 19:54
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

Hi Michel, i have preoccupation, i want please your help First, i want to know if it is possible to have the help file of Dragon The second is that, the dxp games that Dragon played against Kingsrow was played by the "Externe engine", which is no on our Dragon.Perhaps that it is more stronger than ...
by MichelG
Tue Nov 26, 2013 13:03
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Search Algorithm
Replies: 711
Views: 243820

Re: Search Algorithm

Hi Bert and others programmers, i have a question, what is the importance of Nodes/s, I see that Dragon sometime 0.5M/s. I see also that it have almost 5 move of advance on Dam 2.2 when they play the dxp games. Thanks But nodes/second and depth are a bit arbitrary measures. Within one program they ...
by MichelG
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:44
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

I played an overnight match with the downloadable version (4.3beta1) of dragon against Kingsrow Settings: 1 minute per game on a 2 core 2.1 Ghz machine with 8 GB ram. 64 bit windows 7. endgame databases limited to 6 pieces Kingsrow hashtable: 256 Mb, endgame cache size 6931 Mb Dragon hashtable: 128 ...
by MichelG
Wed Nov 20, 2013 13:05
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

Michel, thanks for sharing. I guess that you might be right (based on other communication which we had). Could you post in this forum games and/or match results (and or games) which could underpin your (likely valid) claim? Next to that I assume that the download version is not as strong as your to...
by MichelG
Wed Nov 20, 2013 08:58
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

There is beta version of dragon draughts 4.3 available for download. A lot of progress has been made on increasing dragon's strength. Changes: engine: * bug-fixes for multi core machines (occasionally dragon played a random move) * improved database caching * enhanced time control * various improvem...
by MichelG
Thu Aug 29, 2013 20:56
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

Hi Michel, thank again for Dragon 4.2. (forgive my bad english) Just a suggestion for a litlle commodity for using Dragon; I mean, for example with Dam 2.2, Truus or Aurora Borealis, when you want to play the move 1.35 -30, you click only on the piece 35 and the piece move to 30 because it is the o...
by MichelG
Wed Jul 24, 2013 09:22
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: dragon 4.2
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: dragon 4.2

Hi Michel, just a question about the opening book of Dragon 4.2. What is the difference beetwen the old and the new Dragon opening book? on what critera the new opening book, automatically generated, is based on? Thank Catherine. The old book was based on human games. The new book is generated by a...
by MichelG
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2
Replies: 24
Views: 15998

Re: Suggestion about Dragon 4.2

Hi Michel, thank again for Dragon 4.2. (forgive my bad english) Just a suggestion for a litlle commodity for using Dragon; I mean, for example with Dam 2.2, Truus or Aurora Borealis, when you want to play the move 1.35 -30, you click only on the piece 35 and the piece move to 30 because it is the o...
by MichelG
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:37
Forum: Draughts, Computer, Internet
Topic: dragon 4.2
Replies: 7
Views: 4307

Re: dragon 4.2

As I was testing an updated version of kingsrow for release, I ran a dxp match of 3-move openings against the new dragon. Dragon has been getting stronger with the last few releases, and though it didn't come out ahead in this match, it was a lot closer than the matches from a year ago. Kingsrow 1....