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♔ 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.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

WyldChess 1.4 - winboard chess engine (Windows, Linux and Mac)

WyldChess - winboard chess engine

Author - Mk-Chan

Rating JCER=2288

Overview
A free chess engine in C. It does not provide a GUI (Graphical User Interface) but can be linked to one that supports the Xboard/Winboard protocol.

The 32-bit and 64-bit executables are available in the binaries folder. Alternatively, WyldChess can be compiled using Cygwin or MinGW (Samples available in makefile).


Changes:
Fixed time control bugs where the increment was greater than the total time left
Reversed futility pruning(now in the move loop)
Fixed check extension bug
Improved(and simplified) passed pawn evaluation
Refactored move ordering
Reverted to old LMR formula(log-based formula missing crucial moves occasionally)

Should be ~50 elo stronger and easier to tinker with







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