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A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:27 am
by sincerelybrent
There are so many good computer chess programs, test suites, engines, opening books, and utilities out there. Finding them is sometimes hard. Links are frequently dead-ends or the program is so old, the link is no longer valid. I've uploaded some of the common or hard-to-find programs, test suites, etc., to my chess club's public download section, which will not be disappearing any time soon. Message me (or post it here) if you think something belongs up there. I'd hate for us to lose access to a good program, just because it didn't have a home.

Cheers,

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 am
by Carlos777
Thanks!

In Engines section, I would include Laser 1.7
In Apps section, Cutechess GUI and Winboard should be included.
In Opening Books, I would include Sedat's Top50, Top100, etc.

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:56 pm
by sincerelybrent
Carlos777 wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:25 am
Thanks!

In Engines section, I would include Laser 1.7
In Apps section, Cutechess GUI and Winboard should be included.
In Opening Books, I would include Sedat's Top50, Top100, etc.
Good suggestions. I've added CuteChess and Winboard. Are Sedat's "Top50, Top 100, etc." books different than his Balsa Top 50, etc., (which have already been uploaded to this repository)?

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
by Carlos777
sincerelybrent wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Are Sedat's "Top50, Top 100, etc." books different than his Balsa Top 50, etc., (which have already been uploaded to this repository)?
Yes, they are different.

I can't find these suites on his website. I share them, in case you want to check them out:

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
by Carlos777
sincerelybrent wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Are Sedat's "Top50, Top 100, etc." books different than his Balsa Top 50, etc., (which have already been uploaded to this repository)?
Yes, they are different.

I can't find these suites on his website. I share them, in case you want to check them out:

https://ufile.io/mahf1

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:38 am
by sincerelybrent
Carlos777 wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:37 am
sincerelybrent wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Are Sedat's "Top50, Top 100, etc." books different than his Balsa Top 50, etc., (which have already been uploaded to this repository)?
Yes, they are different.

I can't find these suites on his website. I share them, in case you want to check them out:

https://ufile.io/mahf1
Added them. Thank you

Re: A repository for commonly used free computer chess apps, engines, opening books, and utilities

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:28 am
by Javier Ros
Very good idea!
Thanks for share.
sincerelybrent wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:27 am
There are so many good computer chess programs, test suites, engines, opening books, and utilities out there. Finding them is sometimes hard. Links are frequently dead-ends or the program is so old, the link is no longer valid. I've uploaded some of the common or hard-to-find programs, test suites, etc., to my chess club's public download section, which will not be disappearing any time soon. Message me (or post it here) if you think something belongs up there. I'd hate for us to lose access to a good program, just because it didn't have a home.

Cheers,