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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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Poor ChessBase 17 stability
In September my hard-drive died and I replaced it with a solid state version. Improved speed by needed to buy a new ChessBase as the installation limit had been reached from the disks. Purchased my 12...

Started 01/23/24 at 19:30:17 by Laramonet
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Repertoire tool
This is part of the manual of Chess Position Trainer
>1 candidate moves: Usually you only want to have one candidate move for your side for each position.
Sometimes you want to add altern...

I don't understand

Started 02/09/24 at 20:46:12 by Jonathan003
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Nimzo_2023 Chess GUI for Windows
I have written a chess graphical user interface program
Nimzo_2023, which is a fork of the Tarrasch Chess GUI
with the following additional features :- 
  Shootout mode
  User def...

Started 08/25/23 at 09:08:25 by RoySawyer
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Houdini versus Stockfish
Does anyone know what are the versions of Stockfish
that correspond to Houdini 6,5 and 4
I mean developped more or less at the same time,
so that a match between Houdini X and S...

Started 10/25/23 at 21:33:14 by lg
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Windows 11 - Any problems?
I continue to resist Windoze updates past 10. But despite repeatedly deferring and declining Windows 11, I see a "ready to install" notification has showed up on my taskbar and dismissed it. I am not ...

Started 10/03/23 at 00:34:18 by cathexis
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Remote engine running in a GUI - 2023 version
All the extant instructions for doing this were obsoleted when Microsoft added the OpenSSH client to Windows.
Now it's as easy to d...

Started 09/14/23 at 02:29:41 by an ordinary chessplayer
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chest and ChestUCI - solving program and engine
If you use an engine on a mate-in-X problem, it will often give you the shortest solution, but sometimes it may not. This is most noticeable when the shortest solution begins with a non-checking and n...

Started 09/10/23 at 08:15:29 by an ordinary chessplayer
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RThomeserver is a program installed on client or slave machines of a LAN that works with a GUI program like Aquarium on master or server system in the LAN. I find RTHomeserver no longer allows two-way...

Started 09/11/23 at 03:00:38 by cma6
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Stockfish 16 32-bit chess engines
With Stockfish 15, the developers stopped providing
engines for Windows 32-bit, despite the fact that there
is still support to do this in the source code.
As an owner of one of these o...

Started 08/30/23 at 12:31:21 by RoySawyer
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Stockfish 16
Stockfish 16 was released today!! Usual sites for downloads.

Started 07/01/23 at 00:17:31 by Pawnpusher
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Database of engine games
In a recent Chessable video course, Kramnik made repeated references to how many engine games there were from a particular position, and what the statistics were in such games.  For example, in one ma...

Started 05/22/23 at 16:25:00 by Greenhaven
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By: brabo
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New Book: Re-Engineering the Chess Classics
I recently received an email from New in Chess announcing the release of their new book, Re-Engineering the Chess Classics by Matthew Sadler and Steve Giddins.  The authors use modern engines to reexa...

Started 05/09/23 at 01:22:19 by Nernstian59
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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 fjd
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You Might Find This of Interest
Charles Bicknell has posted another video on candidates for best computer chess Deep Analysis. He has expanded it to include his 2 preferred candidates for working on your Opening Repertoire I found i...

Started 09/01/22 at 11:01:16 by cathexis
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How much of a difference modern hardware makes?
I've got a i5-4570 with 16gb that is usually run stockfish on. Typically it takes me around 30min for depth 50 in a complex position, after that it slows down heavily. So does a new cpu speed...

Started 01/13/23 at 16:46:26 by RosemarysBaby
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Stockfish 15.1
Stockfish 15.1 is out since December 4 :
Compared to the previous 3 (sub-)releases, progress seems to have been made. 22 elo is a lot today and, moreover, calcula...

Started 12/07/22 at 06:04:04 by brabo
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Number of cores to use for engine analysis
My new PC (12th gen., Intel core i5-12400 processor) has 6 cores and 12 threads, and I'm wondering what I should set 'number of cores' to for engine analysis in the Arena GUI. I have 7.7 GB usable RAM...

Started 06/11/22 at 08:32:21 by Michael Ayton
1 705 Last Post 12/10/22 at 10:53:48
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Chss Engine "Fisherov Chess Monk"
    Hello everybody
    Has anyone managed to get the latest version of the Fisherov chess engine ?
    I have tried several times to send the request for personal use through Chess Engines ...

Started 06/09/22 at 05:18:01 by synergychess
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Engines with evaluations exposed as UCI parameters
I've been looking for engines which expose aspects of their evaluation functions via UCI parameters.
E.g. I'm hopeful that tweaking evaluations might incentivise an engine towards specific tasks,...

Started 08/29/22 at 11:06:30 by gillbod
5 1104 Last Post 09/05/22 at 11:00:57
By: Pawnpusher
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