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The best analysis program?
Is there any consensus as to the best analysis program at the moment? Has Rybka been overtaken by Houdini, Fire, Hiarcs, Komodo et al yet? Undecided

Started 01/24/12 at 14:07:41 by GMTonyKosten
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By: Pawnpusher
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Stockfish 11
This has been released and is available at the usual haunts!

Started 01/20/20 at 14:42:05 by Pawnpusher
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By: brabo
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Has anyone used the cloud engines on Chessify? 
If so, curious how you found it?  Would like to be able to analyze with Leela, etc without going to all the trouble of setting up GPUs, etc.

Started 03/11/20 at 22:52:52 by BeeCaves
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Fat Fritz
There seems to be some discussion about Fritz 17 and the neural network, and what model of gpu is the minimum to get good results. Anyone up to speed on this issue?

Started 11/14/19 at 11:47:17 by Pawnpusher
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By: trw
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nets and LcO (Leela)
The newest release of LcO includes a net that I get 2 to 3 times as many Knps. That has to be a good deal! Just a heads up for a few forum members who (like me) were unsure about how to match up hardw...

Started 03/06/20 at 11:29:30 by Pawnpusher
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Best engine for sparring
I am looking for a good computer sparring partner.
My experience with chess engines when you handicap them is that they don't often make very human mistakes, but that is the sort of behaviour I'd...

Started 11/06/19 at 21:29:56 by gillbod
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Chessbase 15 problems
Just wanted to post my observations on Chessbase 15. I'm noticing the database is crashing when using the printing feature as it goes into endless loops when previewing documents before printing the g...

Started 12/04/18 at 05:05:46 by HagenWatch1
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By: Straggler
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Laptop battery and analysing with engines
My old laptop had died completely on Sunday. It had many problems, but the main problem was that the battery was drained to the point that when charging, it was stuck at 0%. Eventually it was unable t...

Started 02/11/20 at 20:29:22 by Leon_Trotsky
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By: Konstriktor
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Chess Openings Wizard Help
Hi, does anyone know if there is a way to export all of the lines I have entered into COW as one big PGN? PGN -> export line as game seems to only export one line, the one I'm currently viewing, as op...

Started 02/10/20 at 16:19:46 by mn
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Filter games according to my repertoire
Hello everyone,
Is there a tool - if possible a freeware - 
that from two repertoire databases for each color  (in Chessbase or PGN format)
filters all games of another database or PG...

Started 06/07/19 at 10:44:19 by Tartakaviar
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By: Jonathan003
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KingBase site is down?
It is a great source to get a free updated chess database. In my case, using scid as I use, it would be even easier because they provide a scid-compatible version (not need to convert from chessbase o...

Started 01/16/20 at 11:59:01 by CanadianClub
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Stockfish 10 on Android Devices
Wondered if anyone could help please? Not being of the IT generation is possible to put Stockfish 10 onto my Lenovo E10 and if so how (in very simple language if possible) I would do it?

Started 12/27/19 at 17:17:44 by MW
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hash memory with multiple engine instances
Looking for some advice.  I recently suggested in another forum that I was using 2048 mb per engine instance and it was suggested this is overkill.
Anyone have any advice and suggested rationale ...

Started 11/23/19 at 21:34:23 by mattchess
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What chess software can talk to "Cloud engines"?
Is there chess interface / database software that can talk to a chess engine running on some Cloud server? Like send positions to them and store returned analysis.
If so, how could I make such a ...

Started 10/01/19 at 09:40:07 by Scarblac
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By: mattchess
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New version of LcO
The newest version, changes to evaluation. Easy to set up and free, why not?

Started 06/22/19 at 13:30:32 by Pawnpusher
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By: Jupp53
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Windows 10 update made Leela insane
I just updated Windows 10 with the latest patch. After the update, I went back to analysing my openings and turned on Leela 22.0. The engine is completely insane, with evaluations and move recommendat...

Started 10/01/19 at 03:06:28 by Leon_Trotsky
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BrainLearn 4.1
A relatively new attempt to combine some of the ideas behind neural net/ linear algebra in an engine that is based on Stockfish but using a different learning approach. If you are familiar with Shash ...

Started 09/10/19 at 11:01:28 by Pawnpusher
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How to remove thinking arrows in Lucas Chess?
Hi, I've just installed Lucas Chess to enjoy watching engines playing each other. It all looks great, except that during a game there are extremely distracting huge arrows that show the moves the engi...

Started 09/01/19 at 05:29:52 by jewelmind
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Is anyone familiar with this? I tried to install, because the premise sounds great, but I couldn't quite make it work.

Started 08/26/19 at 18:41:10 by Pawnpusher
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By: msiipola
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Desktop setup for chess analysis
Hi all,
not much going on in this sub-forum it seems. But I will try to get a discussion started at least.
Currently, I have a 4 year old computer, Intel core i5-6600k, 32 GB RAM@2133 MHz. I...

Started 08/08/19 at 17:59:36 by fling
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