Blog "Chess Engines Diary" - needs a new laptop for chess engine tests

♔ We use for testing only 2 old laptops:
1. Acer - Intel Core i3-3217U ( 5 years old)
2. Lenovo - Intel Core i7-4710MQ is over 3 years old (He works 24 hours a day)

♕♞ A modern laptop that will be designed only for chess engine tests costs (with software) about $ 1000-1200 (4200-4500 PLN). We will no longer invest private money, and chess engine testing costs are big. That is why we are starting the collection for the purchase of a laptop for testing.

♕ Our blog "Chess Engines Diary" is visited by around 2,000-3.000 users daily. If only everyone paid 1 dollar - we will pay the required amount in one day!


Monday, March 19, 2018

SugaR XPrO 190318 - very strong chess engine!

Sugar - UCI chess engine
Author - Marco Zerbinati 


SugaR XPrO 190318 - download

Chess engine: Feeks 2018-01-31

Chess engine: Feuerstein 0.461

Chess engine: Krudo 0.20a

Smash 1.0.3a - chess engine UCI. New version!

Smash - UCI Chess engines
Author - Jose Velasco

Smash 1.0.3a download

Amoeba 2.8 - UCI chess engine. New version!

Amoeba - UCI chess engine (D language)

Rating JCER=2736

➽ Amoeba 2.8 - download

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Scid vs. Mac JCER Tournament, 2018.03.17

Engine Score MC Cr MA +/-/=
1: McBrain 4.0 4.0 / 4 XX 11 11 (+4 -0 =0)
2: Critter 1.6a 2.0 / 4 00 XX 11 (+2 -2 =0)
3: Marvin 3.0.0 0.0 / 4 00 00 XX (+0 -4 =0)

Temp 3' Intel Core i5, 8 GB Memory , macOS
6 Tournament games, GUI-Scid vs Mac
  Table created: Scid vs PC

Galjoen 0.38 - UCI chess engine. New version

Galjoen - chess engines WB/UCI
Author: Werner Taelemans

Rating JCER = 2033

Galjoen 0.38 - download

Komodo 9.02 (free version) wins 1 League JCER edition 02/2018 P-60', 2018.03.07 - 2018.03.16

Temp 3' + 3" Intel Core i7-4710MQ with 7,9 GB Memory , Windows 10 64-bit
120 Tournament games, GUI-Arena 3.5.1161.651 JCER games - until 31.12.2016
74.374 JCER games (from 01.01.2017)  Book: Perfect 2017Table created - Scid vs PC

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Scid vs PC - chess database application. New version 4.19

SCID - "Shane's Chess Information Database" is a huge chess toolkit with extensive database analysis and chess-playing features.

Scid vs. PC is a usability and bug-fix fork of Scid. It has extensive interface fixes and improvements, and is fully compatible with Scid's .si4 databases. It's new features include a totally rewitten Gamelist, a Computer Tournament, and FICS, Tree and Book improvements.

New and Improved Features
 New 'Default Databases' feature (Options->Save Bases as Default).
- CQL 5.2 search feature (Search->CQL). Thanks Lionel and CQL authors.
- General search can now match any (non-hidden) pre-game or final move Comment.
- Export Scid Flags feature.
- Big speed up for bulk Strip Comments/Variations feature. (Also make the 'Stop' button work).
- Improvements to loading games at the correct position (resolve a conflict between the tree window and search results), and small Tree speed-up.
- Remove 'Magnetic' for Paul's chess pieces. New 'Ascii' chess pieces (thanks HGM) and 'Green' colour scheme.
- New Turkish translation (thanks Ali Sen).

- Right-clicking button bar changes, including right-click Window button shows Splash window.
- Some tree tweaks and doco updates, and tree Fast+Slow mode now doesn't break the win/lose graph.
- Tweak progress bar update frequencies (base export, game copy).
- OS X has a faster build.
- New Windows build system from Oz.
- A new script, 'sc_filter_pgn', which filters multiple PGN files for games matching a certain position.
- FICS - Offers Graph is disabled while playing a game. Change the censor button a little, and control+censor censors person chatting to you.
- Escape key in main board cancels piece dragging/move.
- Input engine fixes (DGT board). Widget now resizes ok, and bitmaps display properly on OS X. Thanks to Davy De Roeck for debugging it on OS X.

Bug Fixes:
- Fixes regarding other language piece letters.
- Fix up showing the first gamelist/game in searches.
- Fix up the days of the months in the calender widget.
- Fix up window placement on multi display desktops.
- Best games 'Reset Column titles' was broke.
- sc_game startPos segfaults if !HasNonStandardStart.

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