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Update Information: November 3, 2016 (Updates)

by Ron @, Friday, November 04, 2016, 00:48

Engine Updates

Andscacs 0.88 r1 (UCI)
mp (128 cores max); multi-PV; Syzygy ebtb support; Win
- added Syzygy ebtb support
- "is maybe 20-25 Elo stronger in self play, without counting Syzygy"
- max cores increased to 128
http://www.andscacs.com/

Arasan 19.2 (XB/UCI)
C++ source; own GUI, mp; multiPV; Linux, Mac, Win; can use Nalimov, Gaviota or Syzyzgy egtbs
http://github.com/jdart1/arasan-chess (source)
http://www.arasanchess.org/

Carballo 1.7 (UCI)
Java source; cross-platform; own GUI; supports Polyglot books
https://github.com/albertoruibal/carballo/releases

Crafty 25.2 (XB)
C++ source; mp; limit strength; Linux, Mac, Win; supports Syzygy egtbs
http://craftychess.com/downloads/source/crafty-25.2.zip (source)
https://github.com/MichaelB7/Crafty (25.2 MB binary for Mac)
https://github.com/MichaelB7/Crafty/blob/master/crafty-25.2.exe.zip (25.2 DC binary for Win)
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v16dye7ww33x7oe/AAAnVK4s3EIaUay1ihcsBCu3a (25.2 PO binaries for Win + Linux)
http://www.craftychess.com/

Fly By Knight 0.3.5 (XB)
C++ source
- not new, but new to me
- this is (was) a source-code-only release, with no known builds
https://github.com/ewsandor/flyByKnight/releases

GnuChess6 6.2.4 (XB/UCI)
C++ source; Linux, Mac, Win; directly based on Fruit 2.1 code
http://www.gnu.org/software/chess/

Isa 1.9.8 (XB)
another new engine from Daniel Anulliero (DCP, Yoda, JARS)
Win64
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxVabYJPNwWtSHM3OWNzME44VnM (direct link)

Komodo 10.2 (UCI)
commercial; mp (64 threads); FRC; multiPV; Linux, Mac, Win; own GUI (Tarrasch Chess GUI); supports Polyglot opening books; supports Syzygy egtbs
- "about 22 Elo stronger than Komodo 10.1"
http://komodochess.com/

OliveChess 0.32 (UCI)
C++ source; Mac, Win
- not new, but new to me
https://sourceforge.net/projects/olivechess/files/ (downloads)
http://sourceforge.net/projects/olivechess/

Seahorse 1.0 (UCI)
new engine by Sam Cordes
C++ source; Win64
- this engine was on the source-code-only list
https://github.com/swcordes/chess-engine

(Deep) Shredder 13 (UCI)
Commercial; own GUI; Linux, Mac, Win; supports proprietary 'Shredderbase' egtbs as well as Syzygy
- last update was 6 years ago!
- current release is for Windows only
- "Mac and Linux versions will follow in a few days" [followed by Android and iOS]
- according to Ingo Bauer: "+334 Elo to Shredder 12"
- "the engine was a complete rewrite"
http://www.shredderchess.com/ (homepage)
http://www.shredderchess.com/chess-software/shredder13.html (Shredder 13)
http://www.shredderchess.com/chess-software/deep-shredder13.html (Deep Shredder 13)

Stockfish 8 (UCI)
C++ source; mp; multiPV; FRC; Linux, Mac, Win; supports Syzygy egtbs
https://github.com/MichaelB7/Stockfish (Mac builds)
https://github.com/syzygy1/Cfish/releases (CFish 8 source)
http://www.stockfishchess.com/

Taltos rev 111 (XB)
C source; Linux64, Win64
https://github.com/GBuella/Taltos (source)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDWupDvQ-QWVWt3WkNDTXFtX0U/view (direct link)

Violet 4 (UCI)
Violet 276170052 (UCI)
Violet 276165934 (UCI)
Windows
- the version 4 link at the homepage is wrong, use the direct links shown below
- version numbering is difficult, there are two versions listed, both dated Oct 3
http://violetchess.com/home (homepage)
http://violetchess.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Violet.276170052.exe (direct link)
http://violetchess.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Violet.276165934.exe (direct link)

WyldChess 2016.11.01 (XB)
C source; Linux, Win
- "fixed illegal result claim for opposite side"
https://github.com/Mk-Chan/WyldChess/tree/master/binaries/2016-11-01

Chess News

Droidfish 1.63 for Android
port of Stockfish to Android platform + chess GUI
- updated stockfish engine
- added features, fixed bugs
http://web.comhem.se/petero2home/droidfish/index.html

Frank's Chess Page
- Frank's rating list has been updated
http://www.amateurschach.de/main/_download.htm

Norm Pollock site
PGN, EPD & TXT Utility Suites and Opening Book PGN Databases
- PGN program: reverted back to a previous variation: tagExtract
- PGN program: removed: tokenExtract (use tagExtract instead)
http://www.hoflink.com/~npollock/40H.html

Python-chess 0.15.4
chess library written in Python
https://github.com/niklasf/python-chess/releases

Stockfish MateFinder 8 TP (UCI)
Stockfish code altered to find mates faster
- new Win32/64 builds released
- Mac version too
https://github.com/jhellis3/Stockfish/tree/mate_finder (source)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/82bg728bte7r5m4/Stockfish_8-mate_finder_MacOS.zip?dl=1 (Mac direct link)
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=84277890395614232727 (Win direct link)
http://www.filedropper.com/sf-mf-8tp (Win direct link)

Chess Programming Blogs

Nothing new today

Updated Wiki Pages

FACE Tournament
- Gerhard has added another 2,000 test games for Gull/Hawkeye round robin tournament
http://computer-chess.org/forum/index.php?mode=thread&id=3137#p3157
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:tournaments:gull

FACE Tournament
- updated pages: index, gull, face, participants
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:tournaments:face

Norbert Raimund Leisner updates

Linux Engine List
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:linux_engine_list

Macintosh Engine List
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:macintosh_engine_list

Variants Engine List
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:variants_engine_list

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