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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #152 - 03/30/18 at 23:05:01
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Quite agree that one do much better with only 1 good engine than a few years ago... even if I still think that "difference" always brings something in making an opinion (like in medicine Smiley)  If I had 2 computers available, I'd run 2 different engines at the same time anyway.
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #151 - 02/28/18 at 17:11:35
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How much sense does it still have to use more than 1 engine today? I gave a short status of this in my just published article: https://chess-brabo.blogspot.be/2018/02/to-analyze-using-computer-part-3.html
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #150 - 10/30/17 at 17:04:54
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Me too - I make no claims about the accuracy!  Cool
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #149 - 10/30/17 at 14:41:43
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TonyRo wrote on 10/30/17 at 14:17:41:
Hell, nowadays with lichess.org "studies", you can essentially create multi-game PGNs, save them in the cloud, use an opening explorer/DB, Stockfish using your local CPUs, draw arrows and highlight squares, analyze with friends, etc. All for free, all in one place, saved automatically, with no installations needed. It's kind of insane. For most hobbyists that's an all in one deal. As an example, you can check out a study I made a while ago as a companion to a YouTube video: https://lichess.org/study/MgtQ3N9a

I have to check your study someday, because I like the Catalan for White!
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #148 - 10/30/17 at 14:39:48
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TonyRo wrote on 10/30/17 at 14:17:41:
Stockfish will always be open source and totally free, and most likely world class. Unless you have some really specific reason for paying for Houdini or Komodo, SF will always be sufficient for most hobbyists.

Thanks TonyRo, a friend of mine said just about the same.
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Reply #147 - 10/30/17 at 14:17:41
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Stockfish will always be open source and totally free, and most likely world class. Unless you have some really specific reason for paying for Houdini or Komodo, SF will always be sufficient for most hobbyists.

Hell, nowadays with lichess.org "studies", you can essentially create multi-game PGNs, save them in the cloud, use an opening explorer/DB, Stockfish using your local CPUs, draw arrows and highlight squares, analyze with friends, etc. All for free, all in one place, saved automatically, with no installations needed. It's kind of insane. For most hobbyists that's an all in one deal. As an example, you can check out a study I made a while ago as a companion to a YouTube video: https://lichess.org/study/MgtQ3N9a
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #146 - 10/29/17 at 14:30:23
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At the moment I am using Stockfish 6 for my game analysis, but I am thinking of bying a new program. That would be Houdini 6 or Komodo 11. Any comments, preferences, pluses & minuses?

Update: I suddenly got the briljant idea of updating Stockfish 6 to Stockfish 8...
  
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Re: Looking for Safe Chess Engine Download or Purchase
Reply #145 - 02/29/16 at 04:47:57
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NegiRefutes wrote on 02/28/16 at 19:23:43:
http://computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/cgi/engine_details.cgi?print=Details&each_... 7 64-bit 4CPU#Stockfish_7_64-bit_4CPU

Stockfish 7 is beating Komodo 9.3 28-24 in a 40 40 time control.
Stockfish 7 also beats Komodo 9.2 76.5 - 59.5


You know, I had seen these results last night after I posted in this thread already. These do not surprise me. In blitz, Stockfish 290116 64 POPCNT is an absolute monster. It's beating Komodo 9.1 on my machine, using chessbase's live book, at a 4-1 clip. It's elo is so much higher that 9.3 is obviously rated lower than Stockfish 7/Dev at this point. They even have 9.3 performing "worse" than 9.2. Kind of makes it impossible for me to talk myself into buying 9.3 just to see. I know I wouldn't be happy with the results.

I've looked endlessly online and can't find the start date for TCEC 9. Should be extremely interesting.
  
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Re: Looking for Safe Chess Engine Download or Purchase
Reply #144 - 02/28/16 at 19:23:43
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http://computerchess.org.uk/ccrl/4040/cgi/engine_details.cgi?print=Details&each_...

Stockfish 7 is beating Komodo 9.3 28-24 in a 40 40 time control.
Stockfish 7 also beats Komodo 9.2 76.5 - 59.5
  
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Re: Looking for Safe Chess Engine Download or Purchase
Reply #143 - 02/28/16 at 00:00:37
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Stockfish 7 is outperforming it's own post release development versions and handling Komodo 9.1 quite nicely on my machine. Currently wondering whether dropping the $60 (for 9.3) or $100 (for the year) on Komodo 9.3. I am by no means a high rated player (I'm about a 1500 USCF skill level but have reached that rating in a short period after beginning to play chess as an adult). Software like Chessbase, Fritz 15, and engines are totally up my ally so I've been spending some time using them lately. I'm considering playing cpu vs cpu chess on PlayChess a little bit, too.

Anyone running K9.3 vs SF7? How's it usually play out? Is it worth it to upgrade from 9.1 to 9.3? Thanks.

  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #142 - 01/27/16 at 12:19:42
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BenkoFan wrote on 01/12/16 at 10:46:12:
Also seems to be up there with Houdini and Komodo on the computer rating lists.


Stockfish is very strong, I use it all the time. Smiley
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #141 - 01/12/16 at 10:46:12
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StockFish is open source software. Also seems to be up there with Houdini and Komodo on the computer rating lists.
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #140 - 01/11/16 at 01:15:17
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Yes.
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #139 - 01/11/16 at 00:29:08
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Stockfish 7? Is that free?
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #138 - 01/08/16 at 18:11:26
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After hearing so much of Komodo I got it and installed it. So far I am hugely dissapointed, I still trust far more the evaluations of Houdini 1.5
  
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