Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

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Martin Thoresen
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Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

Post by Martin Thoresen »

I'm going to add one more engine for the upcoming Hammer of Thor IV
tournament, which will be a 7-round swiss. I have 17 engines in my list
and I need one more. These are the 17 already in my list:

Alaric 704
Deep Frenzee 3.0 64-bit 2CPU
Glaurung 1.2.1 Avalanche 64-bit 2CPU
Hiarcs X54 64-bit
Toga II 1.3x4
Naum 2.1 64-bit 2CPU
Chess Tiger 2007 Gambit
WildCat 7
Loop 13.5 64-bit 2CPU
Delfi 5.1
Zap!Chess Zanzibar 64-bit 2CPU
CM10th Warrior
Bright 0.1d
Fritz 10
Spike 1.2
Crafty 21.5 32-bit
Deep Shredder 10 64-bit 2CPU

I was thinking Scorpio 1.91, The Baron 1.8.1 or maybe Booot 4.13.1. Any other suggestions?

It must be a semi-strong engine preferably non-commercial.
Marc MP

Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

Post by Marc MP »

Hi Martin,

I would suggest youinclude SlowChess Blitz WV 2.1 - Aggressive. I never saw any results at all being reported for these settings (same for conservative style but I guess you prefer the aggressive stuff!).

Cheers,
Martin Thoresen
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

Post by Martin Thoresen »

Marc MP wrote:Hi Martin,

I would suggest youinclude SlowChess Blitz WV 2.1 - Aggressive. I never saw any results at all being reported for these settings (same for conservative style but I guess you prefer the aggressive stuff!).

Cheers,
Hi Marc,

Thanks for your suggestion, it's already very interesting! I love anything
that has to do with aggressive / attacking chess. I tried that engine a long
time ago, I guess I'll download it and check it out again. :)
Martin Thoresen
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

Post by Martin Thoresen »

I've decided to include SlowChess VW2.1 Aggressive as well as Petir 4.39. That still leaves me with 1 engine short.

Any suggestions?
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Graham Banks
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

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Booot 4.13.1
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

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boot has made progress, indeed.
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

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mclane wrote:boot has made progress, indeed.
Agreed! :)
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Re: Which engine to add for Hammer of Thor IV?

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Chiron will join for the last slot.

Booot will be added for Hammer of Thor V. :)