- Created Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 19:23:14
- Updated Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 19:26:52
Finally over! Congrats Toebot!
- Updated Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 19:32:45
Congrats, watched all the games very tense. i'm happy it's finally over no more waiting.
ps: how did the bot select it's move, i can't work it out?
- Created Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 20:14:59
- Created Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 21:00:17
Well done rahenri! And unlucky DaFish.
3rd for Ultraviolet was better than I expected, but I was suprised that there were fewer games in a match in the finals than was used in the semis... I'd rather have thought there'd be more instead.
Congrats to everyone else too.
- Created Sunday, February 5th 2017 @ 21:30:39
"And unlucky DaFish" -> I would argue the contrary: since the start of the lock down, my bot managed to avoid almost any encounter with the giants of the competition until the semifinals. Actually I did not think my bot would be any match against those since it lacks almost all of the advanced techniques of the other bots like pondering, history heuristics, quiescence search, etc etc. So I am extremely happy to have made it so far.
- Updated Monday, February 6th 2017 @ 13:15:38
Yes, this is impressive, your evaluation must be particularly good. If you had had time too add LMR, QS, NM and so on, i wonder how much stronger your bot would have been. @timfoden I agree, i also expected the finals matches to have at least as many games as the semi-finals, the more the better. I think It would be interesting to run a big round robin with the 24 semi-finalists. Anyone interested ? And congrats to rahenri of course !
- Created Monday, February 6th 2017 @ 19:45:01
Thanks everyone for making this contest so challenging and fun!
I put a lot of time into it. But the result was surprising given that I was only 5th in the leaderboard. I must say that I have to thank for some luck on my side. When I saw I was going to be matched against Daporan on the first game of the finals, I thought I was done =). It was a tough battle.
All games were very tight. The final was super tight as well, TParty was really tough, I managed to take the lead only by drawing a game.