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Xann
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Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Xann » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:25 pm

Hi all,

I have recently regained interest in computer chess. By a coincidence (or fate?), Joachim Rang and Ryan Benitez are also active once again.

I have been working on a new GPL engine: Senpai.

The highlights compared to Fruit are:
- from-scratch engine (no Fruit code)
- plain bitboards (I will implement magic bitboards later)
- more precise mobility (safety, centre weights)
- evaluation of tactical moves: captures and checks
- late-move pruning (last few plies)
- more aggressive futility pruning
- SMP

The download page: http://www.chessprogramming.net/senpai/
Direct link: http://goo.gl/H0h1Jd
Estimated level: Protector or better (don't ask).

Have fun with Senpai!

Fabien.

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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by MMoisan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:52 pm

Great news!

I became interested in computer chess when I came across the legendary Fruit 2.1 :-)

Unfortunately, Senpai 1.0 doesn't run on my C2D (I have vista 32bits OS). Can someone post a binaries that could run on my comp?

Thanks,

Ryan Benitez
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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Ryan Benitez » Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:53 pm

Welcome back and good work. Computer chess just got fun again.

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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by JuLieN » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:00 pm

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Congrats for the new engine, Fabien ! :D
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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Adam Hair » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:07 pm

Thank you, and welcome back!

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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Daniel Mehrmann » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:10 pm

Ryan Benitez wrote:Welcome back and good work. Computer chess just got fun again.
Copy that!

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Dr.Wael Deeb
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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:13 pm

All these years I was sure that Fabien wil get reloaded again and fortunately he did :D

Welcome back regards,
Dr.D
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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Dr.Wael Deeb » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:15 pm

Xann wrote:Hi all,

I have recently regained interest in computer chess. By a coincidence (or fate?), Joachim Rang and Ryan Benitez are also active once again.

I have been working on a new GPL engine: Senpai.

The highlights compared to Fruit are:
- from-scratch engine (no Fruit code)
- plain bitboards (I will implement magic bitboards later)
- more precise mobility (safety, centre weights)
- evaluation of tactical moves: captures and checks
- late-move pruning (last few plies)
- more aggressive futility pruning
- SMP

The download page: http://www.chessprogramming.net/senpai/
Direct link: http://goo.gl/H0h1Jd
Estimated level: Protector or better (don't ask).

Have fun with Senpai!

Fabien.
Does it play on the level of protector or beter :!: :?:

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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by Graham Banks » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:25 pm

Welcome back and thanks for sharing your new engine with the community. :)
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Re: Senpai 1.0 (new engine)

Post by fern » Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:38 pm

What a great new!
Fruits was a milestone and I am sure Sepai will be too.
The name,,,,where it comes from?

Fern

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