Search found 22 matches

by thewhip
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)
Replies: 56
Views: 3843

Re: INTERESTING Engines with Unique Styles (Unlike SF)

Neither mentioned Slow Chess Blitz. He is very strong and stylish human-like.

Other interesting engines are:
Zappa Mexico II
Spark 1.0
The King 3.50
Devel 2.0
Critter 0.52b
Bright 0.3a
Wchess 1.6
Ruffian 2.10
Leopard 0.7c
OpenTal 1.0
by thewhip
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Patzer 3.80
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Patzer 3.80

And two other chess programs that I remember for their playing style are: Virtual Chess II and Power Chess 98.
by thewhip
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Patzer 3.80
Replies: 19
Views: 1300

Re: Patzer 3.80

Don't forget about Ruffian, an engine that quickly gained notoriety for its great tactical style of play.
by thewhip
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

Re: How good is your engine?

What I can't understand is why certain engines are stubborn with a single answer instead of going deeper with other alternatives, since with each increase in depth the score remains the same or decreases. It practically overlooks the other moves.
by thewhip
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

Re: How good is your engine?

The objective is to get the pawn to become queen while preventing the knight from taking it. This is how my engine handled it in less than 1 second! Spitter 2.1 X64: How does your engine do with this? It's another Stockfish killer. rk6/p1r3p1/P3B1Kp/1p2B3/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1 Well my modest engine sol...
by thewhip
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

Re: How good is your engine?

Some arbitrarily chose position is not suitable do decide about an engine is good or not. In the evaluation of every engine there are "dark stains". So only engine-engine matches can show the real power of engines. Capablanca was a genius for playing game endings and was also a Chess World Champion...
by thewhip
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

Re: How good is your engine?

Some arbitrarily chose position is not suitable do decide about an engine is good or not. In the evaluation of every engine there are "dark stains". So only engine-engine matches can show the real power of engines. Capablanca was a genius for playing game endings and was also a Chess World Champion...
by thewhip
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

Re: How good is your engine?

The objective is to get the pawn to become queen while preventing the knight from taking it. This is how my engine handled it in less than 1 second! Spitter 2.1 X64: 7/19- 00:00 10k 0 -0,08 Ng4-f6+ Kh7-g7 Nf6-h5+ Kg7-g6 Nh5-f4+ Kg6-f5 Bd1-c2+ Kf5-g4 Bc2-d1+ Kg4xg3 Nf4-h5+ Kg3-f2 7/19- 00:00 12k 0 -0...
by thewhip
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: How good is your engine?
Replies: 32
Views: 4111

How good is your engine?

If your engine can't solve this problem in less of two minutes, throw it away.
Of those tested by me, only nine engines (among them my modest engine) managed to find the key to the problem. Stockfish and Lc0 are not on the list.
White plays