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Robert Flesher
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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Robert Flesher » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:01 pm

Elorejano wrote:Hi!
Under what gui, are you using CST??
And again, could you post dissident agressor settings?
Thanks in advance


http://www.open-chess.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=227

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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Ralf Müller » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:36 pm

The new Texel 1.06 has a very nice playing style.

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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by styx » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:42 am

I really like the Treebeard engine used in "Chess" and "Chess Free" for Android Devices. I like playing computers and this is one of the most human like engines I have ever tested. It makes very credible mistakes. Sometimes it plays well, sometimes it misses something.

The only thing I don't particularly like about the product is the GUI. It's clear that is designed for someone who just wants to play now and then, without getting bothering too much by complicated settings.

Not recommended for engine vs. engine play or strong human players above 2000 Elo, but perfect for patzers like me.

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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Elorejano » Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:14 am

Thanks Robert!
How can i put this settings in Winboard mode?
Thx

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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Kirk » Fri Jul 22, 2016 11:31 am

Kirk wrote:
BrendanJNorman wrote:Hey guys,

Just trying to compile a list of the engines that play in the most beautiful, positional, aggressive, human-like etc styles.

You guys are the experts...let me know if I've missed any. :wink:
  • Zappa Mexico Dissident Aggressor
    Komodo Kinghunter
    Deep Fritz 10
    Frenzee (Capablanca-like play in my opinion)
    Hiarcs 8 Bareev
    Deep Junior 7
    Prodeo (numerous great personalities)
    WChess 1.6
    Zarkov
    Wasp (a new fav)
    Toga 3.1.2 Checkov
    Nimzo
    Tao 5.6
    Thinker (a few versions I love)
    ZChess 2.00
    Rybka Winfinder 2.2
    King 3.23 Tribute
    Vitruvius 0.84b
    Ktulu 5.1
    Phalanx
    Critter 0.70
    Rhetoric (material at 50)
    Hiarcs 2007 Paderborn
    Shredder 7.04
    Gandalf 4.32
    Gambit Tiger 2.0
    Rodent II Henny/Remy
    DisasterArea Cognac
    Gambit Fruit Cognac
    Twisted Logic Cognac
    Nejmet
    Maverick 1.0 (nice aggression in several types of position)
    Little Goliath Evolution
Clearly I'm a guy who cares more for style than strength.

There are also a handful of personalities I am working on but still testing.

Have I missed any great current or historial engines in my list (which is in random order I should mention)? :lol:

I always enjoyed Gromit/Anaconda
Looks like the Anaconda link is broken from the author's site but found Gromit.

http://en.chessok.net/download-chess-engines.html

I remembered that at one time Chessbase had a link to engines such as this. Does it still exist?
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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Kirk » Mon May 29, 2017 10:23 pm

BrendanJNorman wrote:
rcmaddox wrote:What is "Komodo Kinghunter?"
Komodo 1.0 (and old engine) had the ability for users to tweak settings and make personalities.

Someone made a "kinghunter" personality that plays very nice (but still strong as hell) attacking chess.
What are the parameters for this personality? Finally remembered the right name!
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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by karger » Mon May 29, 2017 11:10 pm

#Kinghunter personality for Komodo 1.0

# dynamic features
# -------------------------
pmob 48 125
nmob 64 56
bmob 64 65
rmob 25 48
ropen 205 180
rhalf 55 75
qmob 25 35
blockedopen -60 -84
kppdist 0 33
ntabm 30 12
btabm 14 14
rtabm 16 12
qtabm 14 14
ktabm 12 12
luftp -108 -180
ksarea 15 0
ksdefm 13 0
ksattm 13 0
pthreat 79 127
outpost 35 36
minorbehind 38 0
rook7th 60 160


# static features
# -------------------------
pval 850 1150
nval 3200 3800
bval 3200 3800
rval 4900 6400
qval 10100 12100
bpair 333 666
rpair -125 -175
qpair -80 -120
pdoubled -50 -80
predundant 10 10
islands -30 -60
isoh -35 -35
isoo -140 -170
duofended 20 0
pbkwd -35 -45
passed 14 23
ppinc 100 160
ptabm 10 10
nwp 25 25
bwp 20 20
rwp -25 -25
hmb 90 20

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Re: Engines with Fantastic Style List

Post by Kirk » Tue May 30, 2017 9:17 am

karger wrote:#Kinghunter personality for Komodo 1.0

# dynamic features
# -------------------------
pmob 48 125
nmob 64 56
bmob 64 65
rmob 25 48
ropen 205 180
rhalf 55 75
qmob 25 35
blockedopen -60 -84
kppdist 0 33
ntabm 30 12
btabm 14 14
rtabm 16 12
qtabm 14 14
ktabm 12 12
luftp -108 -180
ksarea 15 0
ksdefm 13 0
ksattm 13 0
pthreat 79 127
outpost 35 36
minorbehind 38 0
rook7th 60 160


# static features
# -------------------------
pval 850 1150
nval 3200 3800
bval 3200 3800
rval 4900 6400
qval 10100 12100
bpair 333 666
rpair -125 -175
qpair -80 -120
pdoubled -50 -80
predundant 10 10
islands -30 -60
isoh -35 -35
isoo -140 -170
duofended 20 0
pbkwd -35 -45
passed 14 23
ppinc 100 160
ptabm 10 10
nwp 25 25
bwp 20 20
rwp -25 -25
hmb 90 20
Really appreciated!! :D
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