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by rcmaddox
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Which EGTB files to download
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Which EGTB files to download

Arena can use Gaviota TB's for adjudication. This is handy if you enjoy engine vs. engine matches. Houdini 1.5a -- the only free Houdini -- supports Gaviota only. The Nalimov TB's are still used by some engines, e.g. Hiarcs and Crafty. So I suggest getting them all. If that's not an option, go with ...
by rcmaddox
Wed Jan 30, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Chess Partner 6
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

Chess Partner 6

Chess Partner 6 by Lokasoft was announced 10 years ago, today. Who would have guessed that version 6 would be the last major release? (The Windows Store "Version 8" freebie doesn't count.) CP was my preferred GUI for years. Here's wishing Lex will, at some point, resume development of this great GUI.
by rcmaddox
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tarrasch GUI Version 3.11 is Released
Replies: 7
Views: 870

Tarrasch GUI Version 3.11 is Released

I just noticed an update to the Tarrasch GUI.

Here's a link to the changes ---->> http://www.triplehappy.com/News.html

and to the main site ---->> http://www.triplehappy.com
by rcmaddox
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tarrasch GUI 3.10c is Available
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Re: Tarrasch GUI 3.10c is Available

I find that Tarrasch is a very useful program. It's not an all-purpose GUI. You can't use it for engine matches, for example. But almost every day of my life I'm visiting chess websites and reviewing games and problems at these sites. Tarrasch is perfect for quickly setting up a position or playing ...
by rcmaddox
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Tarrasch GUI 3.10c is Available
Replies: 13
Views: 1422

Tarrasch GUI 3.10c is Available

An update to the Tarrasch GUI is available. I just noticed this. Look here ---->> http://www.triplehappy.com/
by rcmaddox
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Dodgy eBay Listing for Komodo and Rybka
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Dodgy eBay Listing for Komodo and Rybka

This looks suspect to me ---->> https://www.ebay.com/itm/official-Chess-engine-software-Komodo-11-Rybka-4-NEW-arena-3-5-1-interface/173448451600?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Komodo 10 is still available for purchase from the Komodo website, so some guy selling Komodo 11...
by rcmaddox
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 4493

Re: In Praise of The King

The King still surprises me sometimes. This is v3.12, from Chessmaster 9000 in 2002, on old hardware, getting around 585KNPS, and finding a mate in 15 in four seconds. I tried several other engines, and only Crafty 25 (JA build) came close at 7 seconds (at 1 core, like The King), even though it nee...
by rcmaddox
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: In Praise of The King
Replies: 33
Views: 4493

Re: In Praise of The King

The King still surprises me sometimes. This is v3.12, from Chessmaster 9000 in 2002, on old hardware, getting around 585KNPS, and finding a mate in 15 in four seconds. I tried several other engines, and only Crafty 25 (JA build) came close at 7 seconds (at 1 core, like The King), even though it nee...
by rcmaddox
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Computer Chess Club: General Topics
Topic: Bugs in Arena 3.5.1
Replies: 23
Views: 3833

Re: Bugs in Arena 3.5.1

Arena 3.5.1 is not without bugs but I haven't experienced the three mentioned.