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Update Information: November 15, 2016 (Updates)

by Ron @, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 19:50

Engine Updates

AdaChess 2016-11-08-pre (XB)
Ada source; Linux, Win
- this is a pre-release (aka: beta or developmental build)
http://www.adachess.com/download

Andscacs 0.88015 (UCI)
mp (128 cores max); multi-PV; Syzygy ebtb support; Win
- new Linux compile released
http://www.andscacs.com/ (homepage)
http://www.andscacs.com/andscacs088015linux.zip (Linux compile)

Bobcat 8.0 (UCI)
C source; mp; Win
http://github.com/Bobcat/bobcat/downloads

Chess(4) 1.3 (UCI)
new chess engine by David Cimbalista
C++ source; Win
- horrendously named engine, the 4th of its ilk
https://github.com/stockfishdeveloper/C---Bitboard-Chess-Engine/releases

ChessV 0.95 (XB)
C++ source (MSVC); Win; variants; normal chess command: xboard /fcp='ChessV_WinBoard "Orthodox Chess"' /fd=ChessV /xreuse
- first update in 7 years
http://www.chessv.org/

Deepov 0.4 (UCI)
C++ source; Linux & Win
- Linux build for first time
https://github.com/RomainGoussault/Deepov/releases

Fire 5 (UCI)
mp(64 threads); multiPV; FRC; Linux, Mac, Win; Syzygy egtbs
- added FRC
http://chesslogik.wix.com/fire

Galjoen 0.33 (XB/UCI)
C++ source; limit strength; uses Polyglot books; Linux, Win
- limit strength option added
- "large increase in playing strength"
http://www.goudengaljoen.be/

Giraffe 20161023 (XB)
Linux, Win; supports Gaviota egtbs
- silent update, version number unchanged
- bugfix release
https://bitbucket.org/waterreaction/giraffe/downloads/giraffe_20161023.zip (direct link)

Tony Mokonen Win32 builds
GnuChess6 6.2.4 TM (XB/UCI)
C++ source; mp; limit strength; Linux, Mac, Win; supports Syzygy egtbs
- new Win32 build
http://tmokonen.net84.net/

Houdini 5.01 (UCI)
commercial; mp [6 threads (std) or 32 threads (pro)]; multiPV; FRC; limit strength; supports Nalimov, Gaviota, and Syzygy EBTBs; Win
- first update in 3 years
http://www.cruxis.com/chess/houdini.htm

Ippos 0.1.27 (UCI)
'new' engine by serial engine derivative developer Roberto Munter (Elektro[Igorrit], DeepSaros[IvanHoe], Chess 4.1[GNUchess], Vitruvius[IvanHoe], Akkad[IvanHoe])
Linux, Win; Ippolit 0.80 derivative
- 64-bit builds only
https://www.dropbox.com/s/57cvcs3gomqvr2i/Ippos%200127.7z?dl=1 (direct link)

Michael Byrne builds for Mac
- CFish
- Stockfish
https://github.com/MichaelB7/cfish (CFish)
https://github.com/MichaelB7/Stockfish (Stockfish)

Neurone XXVI (XB)
multiPV; Win; requires .NET runtime
http://www.g-sei.org/category/chess-engines/neurone/ (G-Sei)

Sayuri 2016.11.13 (UCI)
C++ source (Japanese comments); mp (up to 64 threads); Linux, Mac, Win
https://github.com/MetalPhaeton/sayuri/releases

SDChess Linux builds
- new Linux64 build for Crafty 25.2
- new Linux64 build for GnuChess6 6.2.4
- new Linux64 build for Protector 1.6.0 (older version, current is 1.9.0)
- new Linux64 build for Zevra 1.1 r227
http://www.sdchess.ru/download_engines.htm

Soberango 0.09.0 (XB)
Win
- added quiescence search
http://www.luisbtenis.com.ar/Soberango/Soberango.html

WyldChess 2016.11.13 (XB)
C source; Linux, Win
https://github.com/Mk-Chan/WyldChess/tree/master/binaries/2016-11-13

Zevra 1.1r227 (UCI)
new engine by Oleg Smirnov
C++ source; Linux, Win
http://www.sdchess.ru/download_engines.htm (SDChess download)
https://github.com/sovaz1997/Zevra (source)

Chess News

Arena Chess GUI (XB/UCI)
free Chess GUI with glitzy appearance, w/ 6 engines, GUI opening books, GUI egtb, & more
- a new Linux version is available
http://www.playwitharena.de/downloads/arenalinux_64bit_1.0.tar.gz (direct link)
http://playwitharena.com/ (homepage)

Chess for Android 5.2.5 (XB/UCI)
Aart Bik's free GUI + chess engine for Android
http://aartbik.blogspot.com/ (blog)
http://www.aartbik.com/MISC/android.html (homepage and old downloads)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.chess

CrazyWa 0.1.0 (XB)
new engine by H G Muller
- plays Crazyhouse variant only
http://hgm.nubati.net/dropper8.exe

CT800 firmware 1.01
open-source dedicated chess computer software
http://www.ct800.net/software.htm

FACE Little Bullet List - Stockfish 8 results
Gerhard has some additional results
http://computer-chess.org/forum/index.php?mode=thread&id=3160

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

Lucas Chess 10.07.2
"play chess against the computer with increasing levels of difficulty and with a limited number of hints that are given by a chess tutor"
Python source; Win32
- contains 36 engines
- also available as a portable build
http://www-lucaschess.rhcloud.com (homepage)

Natch 3.0
Derives game history from given position (aka: proofing, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proof_game )
http://natch.free.fr/Natch.html

Norm Pollock site
PGN, EPD & TXT Utility Suites and Opening Book PGN Databases
- modified PGN program: ecoExtract, pairSplit, nameList
- new PGN program: eco500 - splits pgn into 500 files based on ECO A00-E99
http://www.hoflink.com/~npollock/40H.html

SALC Opening Book
new book by Stefan Pohl
- available as 10 moves deep and 12 moves deep
- opposite-side castling only
http://spcc.beepworld.de/downloads--links.htm

SWIPS Tournament Manager
new software by Peter Truchan
- create/manage/publish chess tournaments including their results
- the basic SWIPS edition is freeware
https://www.swips.eu/

Chess Programming Blogs

Nothing new today

Updated Wiki Pages

Norbert Raimund Leisner updates

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

GUI Protocol List
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:gui_protocol_support_list

Links
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:links

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

Mobile Chess List
http://computer-chess.org/doku.php?id=computer_chess:wiki:lists:mobile_chess_list

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

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