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by JohnW
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For fans of old chess computers
Replies: 103
Views: 28976

Re: For fans of old chess computers

Hi Franz, I was looking at this thread and thought to add to it. I have the Fidelity auto sensory Prestige Challenger, what a work of art. The board itself is beautiful \Les I always loved the looks of the Prestige. They sure were expensive when they were originally out though, if I recall somethin...
by JohnW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For fans of old chess computers
Replies: 103
Views: 28976

Re: For fans of old chess computers

Thank you for the feedback. It's unfortunate that the time control for all modules can't be set through the Arena GUI or some *.ini setting where you could define the time control for all the engines.
by JohnW
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: For fans of old chess computers
Replies: 103
Views: 28976

Re: For fans of old chess computers

I downloaded the MESS-Chess_UCI+WB engines and have been playing them in the Arena interface. I setup a tournament with several of the engines and it seems to work quite well. However after it plays a few games it seems to have a problem where the first move is made and then it goes into some kind o...
by JohnW
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: TASC R-30 uci engine?
Replies: 2
Views: 781

TASC R-30 uci engine?

Anyone know if there is uci version of the old TASC R-30 dedicated chess board? It was a pretty tough computer for it's era and would love to play it.

Thank you..
by JohnW
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who pays for chess engines today?
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Re: Who pays for chess engines today?

I buy the top commercial engines. For instance, Shredder found an interesting alternative here: 5rk1/ppNbp1bn/5r2/1PPPp2q/4P1pP/5p2/PQ3P1P/R1B1RBK1 b - - 3 Qxh4; Searching move: Qh5xh4 Best move (DeepShredder13Linuxx64): Rf6-g6 Not found in: 1:00:00 2/2 00:02 49 2k -1.36 Qxh4 Qxe5 3/5 00:02 113 4k ...
by JohnW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Komodo 11 downloads?
Replies: 1
Views: 916

Komodo 11 downloads?

Anyone know why we can't download any of the Komodo 11 versions? I can download the ones I purchased through my subscription up to 11.2.2 but I don't see 11.3.1 available at all. I could also get versions 10, 9 etc

Thank you..
by JohnW
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?
Replies: 58
Views: 9805

Re: What was the top Chess engine before it was Stockfish, Komodo or Houdini?

zullil wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:04 pm
JohnW wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Just curious if anyone happens to know..
Rybka comes to mind.
Oh right, Rybka..Seems like Rybka 3 was on top for a long time if I remember right.
by JohnW
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Who would be the greatest Chess960 Champion ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: Who would be the greatest Chess960 Champion ever?

Whatever the top chess engine is..
by JohnW
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: New uci engine: Rofchade
Replies: 42
Views: 8983

Re: New uci engine: Rofchade

Just curious, what does the name mean?