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Old 04-16-2018, 09:43 AM   #6751
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The last move of the first game already confuses the heck out of me. leela made a move that mates in 4, where a mate in 3 was possible. so leela is tactically weak?
Probably terminates search when a forced mate is found. There's no need to search further at that point and computing resources are limited.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:29 AM   #6752
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I have a problem with Fritz GUI/Komodo 10 (Windows 10-64bit).

After a recent reinstall it became a huge memory hog, regularly using 12 out of 16 GB RAM. While the max hash table size is 12 GB I set it to 8GB. The task manager still shows the program using 12 GB. With Firefox and VLC player running total memory usage is 95%+ and sometimes spikes to 100% causing freezes. I need to Alt+F4 the program to get the computer back to being responsive.
To keep this from happening while multi-tasking I have to kill some background processes currently not needed (eg. cloud services). Is there anything besides the hash table size that I can adjust?

On the other hand why is CPU usage only at ~50% despite all 4 cores being assigned to Komodo?
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:00 PM   #6753
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Wait what? In the US Championships Armageddon game time controls are 5+2 vs 4+2 with draw odds for black?

Never seen or heard of an Armageddon with increment (kind of poorly named if it has one, imo. Better would be Eternal War or something).

This has got to be MASSIVELY +EV for black, no?

Black will never lose on time, and has draw odds, lol.
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Old 04-30-2018, 02:55 PM   #6754
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I'm officially an Annie Wang fan!

What a vicious, merciless girl!
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:46 PM   #6755
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Rut roh! Not so vicious and merciless this game. We might be in for an Armageddon. Let's hope she gets black.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:02 PM   #6756
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And she does get black!
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:04 PM   #6757
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Agreed that it seems too favorable for Black. Commentating team kept talking about how Annie might choose White, but I don't see that. Tough break for Nazi. Hopefully she has more good prep, I'd like to see her win. Spent too much time on her instagram to root for anyone else, lol.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:06 PM   #6758
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They are having trouble picking a favorite. I mean, it's gotta be at least slightly Black, yeah? Surprised Jenn, a somewhat or fully a professional gambler, went with Nazi.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:24 PM   #6759
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Annie is going to find some miracle perpetual. Mark my words!
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:25 PM   #6760
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I love how when Maurice insists a player will play a specific move he's wrong such a high % of the time. It's pretty great.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:26 PM   #6761
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Lol, perpetual hasn't been a possibility at all in this 3rd game.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:27 PM   #6762
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:28 PM   #6763
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Hasn't Nazi gone something like:
2015: 2nd
2016: 1st
2017: 2nd
2017: 1st

Seems she should actually try to play chess the rest of the year!
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:28 PM   #6764
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Lol, perpetual hasn't been a possibility at all in this 3rd game.
I didn't say perpetual. I said miracle perpetual.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:28 PM   #6765
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Well, yeah. But, I mean, she didn't even have more than 1 clean check the entire game. But, yeah, she seemed to be trying to make it happen.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:29 PM   #6766
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I mean, as a German, I should definitely root for Nazi, I guess.

Still, Annie would have been so deserving after the run she had.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:30 PM   #6767
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Also, it seems ridiculous to list Annie Wang as a WIM. Pretty sure she, and the other WIM women (or most) are FMs already.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:31 PM   #6768
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Also, lol at this.

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Old 04-30-2018, 04:32 PM   #6769
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Annie really botched the last round strategy. She has a little too much Fedoseev in her at the moment. Also weird to repeat the 2nd game after only a couple of minutes of prep. I mean, yes her coach could say where Nazi went wrong, but Nazi would also probably know that and in general it's the type of game Nazi likes (lots of pieces, strategic/positional stuff going on the entire time).
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:34 PM   #6770
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Yeah, repeating the opening move by move in which she just received a smackdown seemed weird.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:37 PM   #6771
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Agreed that it seems too favorable for Black. Commentating team kept talking about how Annie might choose White,
As (ex) poker players, this sort of thing comes natural to us. Not everybody views these things in terms of math and EV automatically, though. And as much as I hate Jennifer as a commentator (she's just bad at it, imo), she's usually the one holding the other two accountable math-wise, and poker savvy EV-wise. Not this time for some inexplicable reason, though. She spouted some, "winner of the flip should maybe choose white" BS, too.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:42 PM   #6772
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Btw, I really wish they could put Hansen or Chirilla on the analysis board and/or the postgame interview. Is Ashley really that much more appealing to the casual player? I get that his energy has to be worth something and some of his phrasing is actually pretty great or at least entertaining. Ramirez is suuuuuuper arrogant when he does the analysis and Chirilla is a bit, but I think Hansen or Chirilla take the actual analysis even more seriously and I have to imagine they've worked with a computer more than Ashley.

Actually, I think they should go full ChessBrah with Hansen/Seirawan/Chirilla even though I really like Jenn. I think all those guys are even better on the St. Louis broadcast than their ChessBrah coverage of big events.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:42 PM   #6773
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Oh, for some reason I initially scrolled past this. You basically said the same thing.

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Old 04-30-2018, 04:43 PM   #6774
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As for the coin toss pick (which they were wrong about since no one got to pick anything) She did say that due to Annie doing so well with White and struggling with Black, would Annie maybe pick White. Which I think adds some potential suspense to the coin toss. But, yeah, I have noticed that she sometimes has to reel others in when certain claims are way too "Skip Bayless" or whatever.

I think Jenn made it clear Black was the obvious objective pick. However, it very well could be +EV for someone like Annie who seems to be just going with whatever to choose White. If it gives any real psychological boost to her that maybe worth more than the X% she is objectively giving up.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:49 PM   #6775
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Btw, I really wish they could put Hansen or Chirilla on the analysis board and/or the postgame interview. Is Ashley really that much more appealing to the casual player? I get that his energy has to be worth something and some of his phrasing is actually pretty great or at least entertaining. Ramirez is suuuuuuper arrogant when he does the analysis and Chirilla is a bit, but I think Hansen or Chirilla take the actual analysis even more seriously and I have to imagine they've worked with a computer more than Ashley.

Actually, I think they should go full ChessBrah with Hansen/Seirawan/Chirilla even though I really like Jenn. I think all those guys are even better on the St. Louis broadcast than their ChessBrah coverage of big events.
Meh, it seems Maurice and Jennifer are polarizing. I'm fully in the pro-Maurice and anti-Jennifer camp. Yeah, he spouts engine lines a bit too much, but I've always just liked the dude. Jennifer's voice gives me Ear cancer, though. And her analysis is in no way better than Maurice's. Yasser is beyond any criticism bar one. He's a legit Super-GM, but for the love of God, don't let him handle the mouse on the main board. He's just slow computer-wise, and his arrow drawing is hilarious at best. Then sometimes he ****s it up royally and doesn't even find the current position, etc.

If you're going to have Jennifer, give her the mouse. Let Yasser do what Yasser does best. Chess. No distractions of handling the main broadcast board.
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