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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #40 - 09/26/12 at 09:16:43
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IsaVulpes wrote on 09/26/12 at 09:11:09:
Mildly related, is there a commonly seen as "best" GUI? So far I've always just loaded engines in whatever Fritz version I happened to own, but I always thought of getting a dedicated, better GUI that comes without an Engine on its own.
Are you guys using anything specific?

E: Is this even halfway the right place or should I open a new thread for this or something

It depends on what you particularly want from the GUI.
Yes, you have to open a new thread here...and tell us what you want.  Wink
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #39 - 09/26/12 at 09:13:11
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Some say Gruenfeld is one of the best openings for black..
Mhmm, maybe...but not for H3!



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Reply #38 - 09/26/12 at 09:11:09
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Mildly related, is there a commonly seen as "best" GUI? So far I've always just loaded engines in whatever Fritz version I happened to own, but I always thought of getting a dedicated, better GUI that comes without an Engine on its own.
Are you guys using anything specific?

E: Is this even halfway the right place or should I open a new thread for this or something
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #37 - 09/26/12 at 09:10:00
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Let's go to the classic!
Even Breyer is not safe anymore..  Cry

  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #36 - 09/26/12 at 09:07:47
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Reply #35 - 09/26/12 at 09:05:20
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Let's start with the mighty Najdorf:

  
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Reply #34 - 09/26/12 at 08:53:59
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Some hot news:

Stockfish 2.3.1 is available
http://stockfishchess.org/download/
Changes:
"ELO increase is very limited, it is mainly a minor release to flush the accumulated work. From the user point of view the biggest thing is that SF should not crash anymore even with many threads because a nasty SMP bug causing a rare but repetitive crash has been fixed."

Marco.

A good engine for analysis, but compared to this one:
Houdini 3
Robert Houdart:
"The engine development is completely finished, but there's still a lot of work in packaging and documentation (e.g. write the User's Guide). Hopefully around October 10.
Some info about it: http://talkchess.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45303&start=10

Mr Houdart ran some tests on long time controls (90 min+30 sec/move starting from 60 Noomen suite positions, one core each)
http://rybkaforum.net/cgi-bin/rybkaforum/topic_show.pl?tid=25731
Very impressive results:
Final result of the Houdini 3 - Houdini 2.0c match: +48 -15 =57
You can download all of the games from http://www.cruxis.com/download/Houdini3_Houdini20c_90min.zip

Well, obviously that's the engine for my future analysis!  Wink
I'll post some of these games here - hope you don't mind!
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #33 - 09/18/12 at 20:46:33
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Master Om wrote on 09/18/12 at 16:43:32:
The best Analysis program is the Human Brain aided by engines. Wink

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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #32 - 09/18/12 at 16:43:32
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Vass wrote on 06/18/12 at 15:52:10:
Great analysis tool, but only for those who can work with it. (A little reading is needed and a lot of hard work to become good at it.)
As for the prices (special offers, discounts and alike), look at: http://chessok.com/shop/
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Great analysis tool, but only for those who can work with it. (A little reading is needed and a lot of hard work to become good at it.)
As for the prices (special offers, discounts and alike), look at: http://chessok.com/shop/
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Reply #30 - 06/15/12 at 20:44:49
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Aquarium seems to get some good comments here as an analysis tool.  Is this a competitor to Chessbase or in the Chessbase family?  Also, how much does it cost?
  
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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #29 - 06/15/12 at 11:27:31
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A candidate to be the best analysis program: the new version of Critter uci chess engine (created by Richard Vida) - 1.6
Completely free, yet powerful - maybe best for endgame analysis. Download versions are at:
http://www.vlasak.biz/critter/

New improvements:

"Richard Vida
Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:54 am Post subject: Re: Critter 1.6 released!

Recent changes/additions:

- Automatic detection of SEE4.1 capable CPU. Both SSE4/non-SSE4 codepaths are now compiled in a single executable and chosen dynamically at runtime.

- Large pages suppport. This requires sufficient user privileges and right OS settings.

- Own book is automatically turned off when analysing.

- Engine now honors multi-pv even when the root position is a tablebase hit

- Session file now supports IDEA. SF writes are disabled at root when any moves were excluded.

- Session file writes are now protected by OS IPC mechanisms (semaphores/mutexes). Same session file can be accessed concurrenlty by multiple engine isntances without risking corruption (useful when running IDEA)

- Removed UCI option "SF strategy", now its value is hardwired to "depth"

- New UCI option "SF move limit" which disables learning after game has reached given number of moves. When set to 0 this option is ignored.

- New UCI option "SF material limit" (0..32). Disables learning when total amount of material is less than the given amount [Q=6, R=3, B&N=1]. When set to 0 this option is ignored.

- Gameplay related changes:
* Tweaked blocked-pawn recognizer
* Skewer detection in eval
* King safety tweaks
* Pseudo-contempt: slightly increased preference of moves increasing pressure on the opponents king
* slightly increased preference of pawn pushes in semi-blocked positions
* Recognizing more types of drawish endgames

- new console mode commands "sf probe", "sf delete", "sf store" for mainpulating session file entries

Richard"

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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #28 - 04/07/12 at 20:22:05
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TN wrote on 04/07/12 at 13:08:33:
Uninstall and reinstall the engine, then when you add the UCI engine, tick the box 'below priority'

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Re: The best analysis program?
Reply #27 - 04/07/12 at 13:08:33
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GMTonyKosten wrote on 04/07/12 at 12:48:57:
The free Houdini 1.5a that I have seems to gradually bring my computer to a near standstill when analysing on ChessBase 10 - is this normal?


Uninstall and reinstall the engine, then when you add the UCI engine, tick the box 'below priority', if I recall correctly. Reducing the number of megabytes on the hashtable can also help.
  

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The free Houdini 1.5a that I have seems to gradually bring my computer to a near standstill when analysing on ChessBase 10 - is this normal?
  
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