Category Archives: Chess Engine

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Computer-chess Wiki: Private Engine List

These are the engines with no activity in the last 5 years. These engines are probably dead.

November 2012: added Durandal, Leonidas, Nebula, Serena, and WhiskySoda; removed LUCI, it is replaced by Durandal

May 2012: added Tang; removed Magic, it is now public

April 2012: added Anubis; removed Rhetoric, it is now public

March 2012: added Cryptic

February 2012: added Amaia and Rhetoric

January 2012: added Ikarus, Falcon, and CrazyChips; removed Nemo, it is now public

November 2011: added Arminius, Blackmail, DCP, LUCI, Rasbojnik, Satana, Sidonia, and Sweetleaf; removed Deep Noob, it is abandoned

October 2011: removed Chiron, Mentally Challenged, NaltaP312 and Stallion Chess Engine, all of them are now public

August 2011: added Anaconda (but ChessBase-Native is free to download) and Magic

July 2011: added Nemo

March 2011: removed Purple Haze and Bobcat, both are now public

February 2011: added Jazz; removed Jazz & Zeta, they were released publicly

January 2011: added Bunny & Equinox; removed Scaramanga, it is a clone of the Now engine

October 2010: added Scaramanga, Goldbar and Rueno; removed Vapor it is now public

September 2010: added Rick48, Ditw, ChessTraining, Fridolin, Bolt, Chexa & Bursche

August 2010: added Kirby & Nightmare

July 2010: removed Hannibal: it is now public

June 2010: added Vapor, Bobcat, Fantod, Wombat & Rondo; removed Zilch: it is declared dead; removed Vajolet: it is now public; MemeChess renamed to Puca

May 2010: added Vajolet

April 2010: added Cowrie, PurpleHaze & Sibyl; added link for NaltaP312; Removed ChessMind: it is now public

March 2010: added Spandrel & Zeta; removed MatMoi & Darmenios, they are now public; removed Quadrox, it was renamed to ChessV and released publicly

February 2010: added Hannibal, Almond, EGM & Darmenios

January 2010: removed Jabba, Rainbow Serpent & Redqueen: they are now public; removed Manado Chess, it is a source-code-only engine; removed Nimrd, it is a retreated engine

November 2009: Ancalagon is dead, it is replaced by Rainbow Serpent

October 2009: added ChessMind; Goldentree renamed to Olympus

September 2009: added Jabba

August 2009: added Freccia; removed goaT(Toga CMLX) and Algebar(Rocinante): these engines changed names and became public

July 2009: added Nimrod, Zilch, and NaltaP

June 2009: added Sillycon, Plisk, EtaBeta, Cipollino, Manado Chess and Mentally Challenged. Removed Plisk, Bubble and Chesley the Chess Engine, they are now public. Removed Onno, it is now commercial

May 2009: added Chesley the Chess Engine, TwilightChess, Bubble, Pandix, Vlad Tepes, ChessV, and TuttiFruity. ChessV and n2 removed, they are now public

April 2009: added Moneypenny, Quadrox, RedQueen, n2, Cheetah, ApiChess, and Carnivor; Centurion and CTD removed, they are both retired; Demon renamed to Crimson and then deleted from this list - it is now publicly available

March 2009: added Goldentree; removed Myrddin, it is freely available now

February 2009: Added Myrddin; removed Anaconda, it is a free download from ChessBase with a CB-only interface

January 2009: added Algebar, Anaconda and Demon; KMTChess removed, it is no longer private

December 2008: added Cogito, EdlChess, Chimp, KMTChess, Flywheel, Cipollino, Eichhoernchen, Kallisto, and Tzunami; Glass removed, it is no longer private; Nexus replaced with Argonaut; Comeback is removed, it was not a private engine, but an engine beta; Ikarus removed, it is commercial; Grok, Hossa, Jake, Phark, and Qalat transferred to the inactive list. Dolphin and Cipollino removed, they are clones

November 2008: added Dolphin, MeneChess, WaDuuttie, and Z; Zzzzzz, Caligula, and RBrChess removed: they are no longer private; private engine Chronos renamed to Glass; Styx removed it seems to be a clone

October 2008: added Hal, Pebble, and Matmoi; Brainless removed: it is no longer private

August 2008: removed Rodin, it is no longer private

July 2008: added goaT, Onno, and HansDamf; XyclOps and Oxygen removed both are clones!

June 2008: added Ancalagon, Dr. Theopolis, and Rodin; Comeback author identified; Sorgenkind and Cerebro removed, they are no longer private

Apr 2008: added Comeback; Anatoli and ZCT removed, they are no longer private

March 2008: added Achilles/Axon, Anatoli, Azral, Bird, Brainless, Caligula, Centurion, CTD, Oxygen, Rascal, RBrChess, Sorgenkind, Styx, XyclOps; Engines with 2002 dates shifted to inactive list; Bright, Clarabit, and Dirty are no longer private. Some dates changed to 2008

Assistance in creating this list: Tony Thomas, Guenther Simon, Olivier Deville, Robert Allgeuer, Dr. Wael Deeb, Zach Wegner, Norbert Raimund Leisner, and Gerhard Schwager. Thanks guys!

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Computer-chess Wiki: Private Engine List

Chess Engines – Tim Mann

Are you writing a chess engine that you want to have work with XBoard and/or WinBoard? Are you writing a chess user interface or other tool and want it to work with the same engines that work with XBoard and WinBoard? Here are some pointers.

First, read the Chess Engine Communication Protocol document, which describes the protocol that XBoard and WinBoard use to communicate with engines. This document is also included with the XBoard/WinBoard source code, available through the GNU XBoard project page.

Second, go to the WinBoard Forum and ask the folks there for help and advice if you need it.

There are literally hundreds of chess engines (programs that play chess) that work with XBoard and/or WinBoard. I gave up on keeping an updated list years ago, and the old list that used to be here contained so many dead links that I have deleted it.

Some good places to find out about chess engines that you can use include Leo Dijksman's web site and the WinBoard Forum. Also see the other links on my Chess Web Sites page.

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ExaChess Downloads

ExaChess Lite

ExaChess Lite, the free reduced-feature version of ExaChess, includes the ExaChess (Pro) full user documentation.

ExaChess (Pro) is not available for general download. Please try ExaChess Lite as a demo version. See Ordering for information on how to order ExaChess.

If you are a registered user of any prior version of ExaChess, then ExaChess 4 is a free upgrade (electronic delivery option only). Contact Exant Software (the publisher of ExaChess) for download information.

ExaChess 4 supports UCI chess engines, and includes the strong Fruit engine. There are dozens of strong UCI engines available that run under Windows, but only a small fraction make it to the Mac. For surveys of available engines see Chessville Chess Engine Update or Top UCI Chess Engines. For a current rating list of engines, see the IPON Rating List.

The following is a selection of strong free and commercial UCI engines for the Mac:

Various freeware and commercial chess fonts are now available on the Internet.

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Chess Engine’s Min-Max Algorithm – Video


Chess Engine's Min-Max Algorithm
A simple explanation of how the Min-Max Algorithm works. Random made video for a school project.

By: Abhishek Kalsekar

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Blitz chess postmortem #401: Queen’s gambit accepted – Video


Blitz chess postmortem #401: Queen's gambit accepted
A short overview where the chess engine points out some more precise ways to play early on, and verifies that my opponents tactics were just not working.

By: Jim's Chess Channel

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Blitz chess postmortem #405: Robatsch (Modern) defense – Video


Blitz chess postmortem #405: Robatsch (Modern) defense
The chess engine shows that black had several ways to convert his advantage, including a knight sacrifice on h2 at one point.

By: Jim's Chess Channel

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Blitz chess postmortem #405: Robatsch (Modern) defense - Video

How to use the latest Stockfish 6 Chess engine within the ICC (chessclub.com) Blitzin interface – Video


How to use the latest Stockfish 6 Chess engine within the ICC (chessclub.com) Blitzin interface
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How to use the latest Stockfish 6 Chess engine within the ICC (chessclub.com) Blitzin interface - Video

Blitz chess postmortem #395: King’s gambit accepted – Fischer defense – Video


Blitz chess postmortem #395: King's gambit accepted - Fischer defense
The chess engine reveals some nice attacking ideas, and shows how I allowed some chances for my opponent to equalize.

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Chess playing robot using labview – Video


Chess playing robot using labview
Chess playing robot using LabVIEW and a chess engine. Your move is played from LabVIEW whilst the chess engine's move is played on the chess board. An SSC-32 servo controller was used to ...

By: Hady El zanbarakji

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