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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)

Andscacs 0.88015 (UCI)
mp (128 cores max); multi-PV; Syzygy ebtb support; Win
- new Linux compile released (homepage) (Linux compile)

Bobcat 8.0 (UCI)
C source; mp; Win

Chess(4) 1.3 (UCI)
new chess engine by David Cimbalista
C++ source; Win
- horrendously named engine, the 4th of its ilk

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

Deepov 0.4 (UCI)
C++ source; Linux & Win
- Linux build for first time

Fire 5 (UCI)
mp(64 threads); multiPV; FRC; Linux, Mac, Win; Syzygy egtbs
- added FRC

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

Giraffe 20161023 (XB)
Linux, Win; supports Gaviota egtbs
- silent update, version number unchanged
- bugfix release (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

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

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 (direct link)

Michael Byrne builds for Mac
- CFish
- Stockfish (CFish) (Stockfish)

Neurone XXVI (XB)
multiPV; Win; requires .NET runtime (G-Sei)

Sayuri 2016.11.13 (UCI)
C++ source (Japanese comments); mp (up to 64 threads); Linux, Mac, Win

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

Soberango 0.09.0 (XB)
- added quiescence search

WyldChess 2016.11.13 (XB)
C source; Linux, Win

Zevra 1.1r227 (UCI)
new engine by Oleg Smirnov
C++ source; Linux, Win (SDChess download) (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 (direct link) (homepage)

Chess for Android 5.2.5 (XB/UCI)
Aart Bik's free GUI + chess engine for Android (blog) (homepage and old downloads)

CrazyWa 0.1.0 (XB)
new engine by H G Muller
- plays Crazyhouse variant only

CT800 firmware 1.01
open-source dedicated chess computer software

FACE Little Bullet List - Stockfish 8 results
Gerhard has some additional results

Frank's Chess Page
- Frank's rating list has been updated

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 (homepage)

Natch 3.0
Derives game history from given position (aka: proofing, see )

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

SALC Opening Book
new book by Stefan Pohl
- available as 10 moves deep and 12 moves deep
- opposite-side castling only

SWIPS Tournament Manager
new software by Peter Truchan
- create/manage/publish chess tournaments including their results
- the basic SWIPS edition is freeware

Chess Programming Blogs

Nothing new today

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Norbert Raimund Leisner updates

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