What are your favorite chess engine names?

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by supersharp77 » Wed May 25, 2016 4:18 am

Couple I forgot to add: Tao...(could be a buddhist or wordplay on "Tal" not sure..attacking style)....Quark....KillerQueen....xyClops...ChessTiger... :)

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by tpoppins » Wed May 25, 2016 5:03 am

Are there any chess engine names that are not your favorite, AA?

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Wed May 25, 2016 5:27 am

Wisecracker ...
Yes right ... but Arasan is great too.

Believe me ...
Arasan ... in dark age ... people are thinking ... Arasan ... must be a chess program!

:-)

Best
Frank

Funny for Germans is the name "Doch".
Is a pronoun.

Doch, Arasan ist ein schöner Name (in German)
However, Arasan is a better name (in English)

Wordplay ...
Doch ist doch schon wieder am gewinnen.
Doch is still winning again.

And all this in my bad English!

Shredder is great ...
Insomniac is great ...
Hiarcs is great ...
Zarkov is great ...
Pseudo is great ...
Phalanx is great ...

Many nice names!
I like computer chess!

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by Henk » Wed May 25, 2016 9:51 am

supersharp77 wrote:A topic that has always interested me.....naming of chess engines as I must admit to sometimes using chess engines in tournaments and match play that have "cool sounding names"....sometimes I wonder how some of the authors come up with these names...it surely must take a bit of time and requires a good imagination! Now some of my favorite names for chess engines: Crafty....Gandalf....Merlin.....Kings Out....Houdini (magic)
....Fritz (why I do not know)....Komodo... (I like dragons)
...AtlanChess...BlackMamba....TheKing...Hydra.....MangoPaola.....
MishasMauler....RybkaKiller......MrChess....OctoChess(Cool)...ProDeo(don't know exactly what it means but it sounds good)..Nagaskaki... Purplehaze....Jukebox Develop..RobboExplorer....Rocket...Shredder...Deep Blue....Silke Chess....Sinapse....Sting SF.....ANT...Thinker...Chess Genius....Twisted Logic....to name a few.....what are your favorite engine names? Let us know! Thx AR :)
My associations with these names:

Crafty : witchcraft
Gandalf: name of a slow intranet connection
Merlin: superstition
Kings Out: demons out
Houdini: old fashioned
Fritz: Hitlers chess friend
Komodo: fantasy
AtlanChess: Geography
BlackMamba: ouch
TheKing: Psychic problem
Hydra: Annoying physics

etcetera

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by Werewolf » Wed May 25, 2016 10:32 am

Names I LOVE:

The Chess Machine (best name ever, we need a new plug in card BTW)
Shredder
Deep Blue
Deep Thought (better than deep blue)
Hydra (Dragons and beasts rule!)
Colossus
Genius
Komodo (Dragons and beasts rule!)
MChess (don't know why)
HIARCS
Cilkchess
Brutus
The King (don't mess with De Koning)
Red Queen


Names I HATE:
Junior (love the program, hate the name)
Stockfish (totally inappropriate for such a strong engine)
Chessplayer 2150 (might as well not call a man "Tom" but "man walking to bus stop 25 yards from his house")
Onno (sounds like "oh no", I've screwed up again)
Andscacs (And scabs? Gross.)

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by cdani » Wed May 25, 2016 12:23 pm

Werewolf wrote: Andscacs (And scabs? Gross.)
Andscacs means Andorra + escacs (catalan word for chess).

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Re: What are your favorite chess engine names?

Post by Henk » Wed May 25, 2016 3:31 pm

cdani wrote:
Werewolf wrote: Andscacs (And scabs? Gross.)
Andscacs means Andorra + escacs (catalan word for chess).
An engine that plays chess using only logical AND operations.

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