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Chess GUI

Post by George Bodkin » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:28 pm

What is the best Chess Gui to use for Engine to Engine Matches other than Arena. And where Can I download it from??

Thanks George

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Re: Chess GUI

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:17 pm

George Bodkin wrote:What is the best Chess Gui to use for Engine to Engine Matches other than Arena. And where Can I download it from??

Thanks George
It's all a matter of opinion. Some prefer Winboard, others prefer ChessGUI, others prefer something else.
I use ChessGUI for the majority of my CCRL testing. It can be downloaded here: http://www.chessgui.com/
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Post by AdminX » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:22 pm

George Bodkin wrote:What is the best Chess Gui to use for Engine to Engine Matches other than Arena. And where Can I download it from??

Thanks George
I prefer Aquarium
http://chessok.com/shop/index.php?main_ ... cts_id=443
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Re: Chess GUI

Post by George Bodkin » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:44 am

Can you use opening nooks in chess GUI and is so which ones?

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Post by Graham Banks » Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:16 am

George Bodkin wrote:Can you use opening nooks in chess GUI and is so which ones?
ChessGUI comes with five opening books packaged, plus you can also create new ones from pgns.
- Perfect 2010 (Sedat Canbaz)
- AdamHair 8moves
- HarrySchnapp
- Charlotte 1.0 (Wael Deeb)
- ChessGUI book (Matthias Gemuh)
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Re: Chess GUI

Post by Matthias Gemuh » Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:44 am

Graham Banks wrote:
George Bodkin wrote:Can you use opening nooks in chess GUI and is so which ones?
ChessGUI comes with five opening books packaged, plus you can also create new ones from pgns.
- Perfect 2010 (Sedat Canbaz)
- AdamHair 8moves
- HarrySchnapp
- Charlotte 1.0 (Wael Deeb)
- ChessGUI book (Matthias Gemuh)
Charlotte is too fat to be packaged together with ChessGUI.
I may trim her clone down to size, if Dr. Deeb permits it.

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Post by hgm » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:58 am

George Bodkin wrote:What is the best Chess Gui to use for Engine to Engine Matches other than Arena. And where Can I download it from??
This is of course mainly a matter of taste, and most GUIs are very good and offer all basic features you need. I prefer WinBoard because I usually run multiple tourneys in parallel, or play several games of the same tourney concurrently, and the more flexible window layout of WinBoard makes it easier to tile the different windows so that I can watch them all.
WinBoard only supports round-robins, (multi-)gauntlets and Swiss, but that is really all I need.

Download link for the installer:
http://hgm.nubati.net/WinBoard-4.5TM.exe

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Re: Chess GUI

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:21 am

Matthias Gemuh wrote:
Graham Banks wrote:
George Bodkin wrote:Can you use opening nooks in chess GUI and is so which ones?
ChessGUI comes with five opening books packaged, plus you can also create new ones from pgns.
- Perfect 2010 (Sedat Canbaz)
- AdamHair 8moves
- HarrySchnapp
- Charlotte 1.0 (Wael Deeb)
- ChessGUI book (Matthias Gemuh)
Charlotte is too fat to be packaged together with ChessGUI.
I may trim her clone down to size, if Dr. Deeb permits it.

Matthias.
The lady is fat,I know....won't mind cutting slices from it though :P
Dr.D

P.S.The second edition will be even bigger but I'll provide a separate download for it....
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Re: Chess GUI

Post by MooImAFish » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:05 am

Why did you set your standards so low and say arena is the best? :shock:

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Re: Chess GUI

Post by hgm » Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:42 am

MooImAFish wrote:Why did you set your standards so low and say arena is the best? :shock:
He did not really say that, did he? You can also read it as "And don't bother to mention Arena, because I am fed up with that!" :lol: :lol: :lol:

In general, someone thinking Arena is best would have little reason to ask for the download link of another GUI. He would remain silent, happily using Arena, or ask for the Arena download link....

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