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2011-02-26 Brain Twisters

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Brain twister , nr 61 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. You can download the entire database here. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Teststellung, Bxh6"] [Site "?"] [Date "2011.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "NN"] [Black "NN"] [FEN "r5k1/1qrnb1p1/3p2Pp/3Pp3/pp2N1R1/3QBP2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 0"] [Result "1-0"]

r5k1/1qrnb1p1/3p2Pp/3Pp3/pp2N1R1/3QBP2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 0

1. Bxh6!! 1-0

Which engine can find the move and how fast ?

2011-02-18 Brain Twisters

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Brain twister , nr 60 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. You can download the entire database here. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Moscow Aeroflot op (5), exf4"] [Site "?"] [Date "2002.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Inarkiev, Ernesto"] [Black "Motylev, Alexander"] [FEN "1r3rk1/6bp/b1pp2pn/p3pq2/P4PP1/1PN1BB1P/2PQ4/1R2K2R b K - 0 0"] [Result "0-1"]

1r3rk1/6bp/b1pp2pn/p3pq2/P4PP1/1PN1BB1P/2PQ4/1R2K2R b K - 0 0

1... exf4!! 2. gxf5 fxe3 3. Qxe3 (3. Qxd6 Bxc3+ 4. Kd1 Rbd8 5. Bd5+ cxd5 6. Qxa6 Nxf5 7. Ke2 -+) 3... Nxf5 4. Qe6+ Kh8 5. Ne2 Rbe8 0-1

Which engine can find the move and how fast ?
2011-02-11

Brain Twisters

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Brain twister , nr 59 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. You can download the entire database here. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "ENG-URS London (2), Nf1"] [Site "?"] [Date "1954.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Geller, Efim P"] [Black "Broadbent, Reginald Joseph"] [FEN "3k1rq1/p1nb2p1/1p1p1pP1/n1pPpP2/P1P1P3/2P1B3/2BNQ1K1/7R w - - 0 0"] [Result "1-0"]

3k1rq1/p1nb2p1/1p1p1pP1/n1pPpP2/P1P1P3/2P1B3/2BNQ1K1/7R w - - 0 0

1. Nf1!! Re8 2. Rh7 Kc8 3. Ng3 Rd8 4. Nh5 Ne8 5. Bc1 Kb8 6. Qg4 1-0

How long does your engine need to find the winning manouver Nf1/Ng3/Rh7/Nh5 ?
2011-02-05 Brain Twisters

MD Brain twister .4 released . John DM"] [FEN "r1b1r1k1/1p3pbp/p2p2p1/2pP2B1/2n2P2/6P1/PPQ1N1BP/R5K1 b .0 0 1.. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Marbella zt-f (6).??"] [Round "?"] [White "Ligterink. Gert"] [Black "Nunn. You can download the entire database here..??... nr 58 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available.0 0"] [Result "0-1"] r1b1r1k1/1p3pbp/p2p2p1/2pP2B1/2n2P2/6P1/PPQ1N1BP/R5K1 b . b5"] [Site "?"] [Date "1982.223. b5 !! How long does your engine need to find the move ? 2011-02-02 Spike 1.

You can download the entire database here. h4"] [Site "?"] [Date "1954.??.0 0"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] . nr 57 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. MD A new version of our partner engine Spike 1. You can downloaded it at the engine page. Open Dutch Computerchess Championships. which took a shared 2nd place at the 30. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Studie. Genrikh Moiseevich"] [Black "_"] [FEN "8/8/R7/1b4k1/5p2/1B3r2/7P/7K w . MD Brain twister ..??"] [Round "?"] [White "Kasparian.. The version.222.4 by Ralf Schäfer and Volker Böhm has been released. New features are: y y y y again an increased searching depth by better selectivity and the usage of LMR supports up to 12 cores possibility for limiting playing strength many many small changes in search and evaluation 2011-01-28 Brain Twisters 221.0 1 w .

Nh2"] [Site "?"] [Date "1962. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "URS-ch30 Yerevan (2).0 1.. nr 56 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. You can download the entire database here.. Kg2 1/2-1/2 Only 8 pieces on the board.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Stein.. h4!!+ Kxh4 2.0 0"] [Result "1-0"] .8/8/R7/1b4k1/5p2/1B3r2/7P/7K w ..0 1 w . Bd1 Kg4 5. MD Brain twister . Leonid"] [Black "Spassky. 2011-01-21 Brain Twisters 220. Rh6+ Kg5 3.. it can't be that difficult. Rh5!+ Kxh5 4. Boris V"] [FEN "r2qr1k1/3bbpp1/1n1p2n1/p1pPpNPp/4P2P/2P2N2/1PB2PK1/R1BQR3 w .

??"] [Round "?"] [White "Riccio. MD Brain twister . Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "FISGS ChessWorldChampionship (12). Qxh5 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the best move ? 2011-01-14 Brain Twisters 219.0 1"] [Result "1-0"] .??. Eros"] [Black "Kotlyanskiy...r2qr1k1/3bbpp1/1n1p2n1/p1pPpNPp/4P2P/2P2N2/1PB2PK1/R1BQR3 w .0 1 1. You can download the entire database here. Nce4"] [Site "?"] [Date "2010. Edward"] [FEN "2q1r1k1/1pr2pp1/p2b4/Pb1PpPB1/n5n1/2N3N1/1PPQ2B1/R3R1K1 w . Nh2!! Bf8 2. nr 55 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available.

."] [Black "_"] [FEN "5K2/8/5B2/p7/8/p4p2/pn1PpPp1/kb2R3 w . Ne4 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the best move ? 2011-01-07 Brain Twisters 218. Qxe3 Qxd6 5. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Studie. Nce4!! Rxc2 2. You can download the entire database here.. Be3 Nxe3 4. Z.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Fekete. MD This is the first brain twister for this year. nr 54 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. Bh8"] [Site "?"] [Date "1982.0 0"] [Result "1-0"] . Nxd6 Qc5+ 3.2q1r1k1/1pr2pp1/p2b4/Pb1PpPB1/n5n1/2N3N1/1PPQ2B1/R3R1K1 w .0 1 1.??.

.Dd3!!) [Event "Ragozin Memorial. Kc3 Nb2 10.0 0"] [Result "1-0"] . Kd4 Nd3 9.??. MD The last brain twister for this year. Ke5 Nd1 7. You can download the entire database here. Bf6 Nb2 12.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Vayser.0 0 1. d3 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the bishop move with a correct evaluation ? 2010-12-31 Brain Twisters 217.. Vladimir Aleksandro"] [FEN "2qbr1k1/rp6/2pBp1p1/p2pPb1p/P2P1P2/1Q4P1/1P1R3P/2RB2K1 w . nr 53 by Anton Stadlhofer is now available. Kf7+ Nb2 4.5K2/8/5B2/p7/8/p4p2/pn1PpPp1/kb2R3 w .g4!! . Bh3"] [Site "?"] [Date "2009. Vladimir Abramovich"] [Black "Napalkov. Bd4! Nd3 11. this time you need to find the first three moves ((h3!! . Ke6+ Nb2 6. Kd5+ Nb2 8. Kg7! Sd3 3. Kf6 Nc4 5. Bh8!! a4 2. Here you can see the latest diagram.

Brain Twister (Harte Nuß 52) 2010-12-23 Brain Twisters 216. You can download the entire database here. g4 Kh8 3. Rxh4 Bf5 7. Bc2 Bxc2 4. Rxg4 Rg7 6. nr 52 by Anton Stadlhofer... Qd3!! Kf7 4. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "ICCF RUS. Qxc2 +-) 2. Kf2 Be4 11.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Korovin. Qg3 Rh8 8. Rc3 +-) 3. f5 Qe8 13....??. Bxg4 Bxg4 6. Andrey Valerianovic"] [Black "Deev. Qe7 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find those moves ? Anton Stadlhofer 2010-12-23. Qg5 Rxh4 9.. Bxg4 3..0 0 1. Bh4"] [Site "?"] [Date "2008. Be4 2. Rh2 Bh4 5. Qxb7 Qc8 14. Anatoly Ilych"] [FEN "2r1k1r1/3q4/p1nBpp1p/8/B5p1/4RbK1/PP1Q1P1P/2R5 w .2qbr1k1/rp6/2pBp1p1/p2pPb1p/P2P1P2/1Q4P1/1P1R3P/2RB2K1 w . Rg2 b6 5. MD A new brain twister. Qd7 2. Qxc2 Rg8 5.0 1"] [Result "1-0"] . g4!! hxg4 (2. g4 Be4 3. Bxg4 hxg4 4. Rg2 +-) (1. h3!! Bxh3 (1. Qe7 Ra8 12. Championship region 35.. Qxh4 Kg8 10. Bc2 Bxc2 4.

Rc5 +-) (1. Rd3 Kf7 3. Rc5 +-) 2. Rd1 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the h4 move ? 2010-12-17 Brain Twisters 215...0 1 1. e5 2. Kxf3 e5 3. Re4 h2 4. Aleksandr Aleksandr"] [Black "Krivtsov. nr 51 by Anton Stadlhofer. Qxh6 Qxd6 5. You can download the entire database here. h4!! gxh3+ (1.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Sizov.. Ng4 "] [Site "?"] [Date "2009. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "ICCF..??. Aleksey Vladimirovi"] [Result "1-0"] .. MD A new brain twister. 2 Russian Club Cup.2r1k1r1/3q4/p1nBpp1p/8/B5p1/4RbK1/PP1Q1P1P/2R5 w . Rd8 2.

MD A new brain twister."] [Black "_"] [FEN "8/kp6/1Rp5/8/1KP3p1/1P6/PP6/8 w . Bf4 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the Knight move ? 2010-12-10 Brain Twisters 214.. Ka5"] [Site "?"] [Date "1981. Rxe5 Bd6 5. M. Nxe5 Rxe5 4. #50 by Anton Stadlhofer.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Liburkin..0 1"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] . You can download the entire database here. Ng4!! Nxe5 2.2bqrb1k/r2n2p1/p2p3p/1ppPP3/Pn6/5NRp/1P3P1N/1BBQR1K1 w . Nfxe5 dxe5 3.0 0 1.??. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Studie.

Rb5! cxb5 3. Sxg5"] [Site "?"] [Date "2007.0 1 1. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Teststellung.0 1"] . You can download the entire database here... #49 by Anton Stadlhofer. cxb5 g2 1/2-1/2 2010-12-03 Brain Twisters 213.??"] [Round "?"] [White "NN"] [Black "NN"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "5b2/p2k1p2/P3pP1p/n2pP1p1/1p1P2P1/1P1KBN2/7P/8 w . Ka5!! g3 2.??. MD A new brain twister.8/kp6/1Rp5/8/1KP3p1/1P6/PP6/8 w .

5b2/p2k1p2/P3pP1p/n2pP1p1/1p1P2P1/1P1KBN2/7P/8 w . h4 1-0 How long does it take your engine to find the strongest move ? 2010-11-27 Brain Twisters 212. Bxg5 Nxb3 3. Nxg5!! hxg5 2.??"]<br> [Round "?"]<br> [White "NN"]<br> [Black "NN"]<br> [Result "1-0"]<br> [FEN "5b2/p2k1p2/P3pP1p/n2pP1p1/1p1P2P1/1P1KBN2/7P/8 w . #48 by Anton Stadlhofer. MD A new brain twister. Sxg5"]<br> [Site "?"]<br> [Date "2007.0 1"]<br> ...0 1 1.??. You can download the entire database here. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Teststellung.

0 1"] [PlyCount "9"] [EventDate "1993.??..0 1 1. Kf1 h4 3. Viswanathan"] [Black "Khalifman. #47 by Anton Stadlhofer. Txb6"] [Site "Biel"] [Date "1993. h5!! 2..??"] . MD A new brain twister.1r6/1P3pkp/B1R3n1/p2pp1q1/N2b1p2/1Q4P1/PP3P1P/6K1 b .??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Anand. Alexander"] [Result "1-0"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "4rk2/6p1/1pR2p1p/1KbB3P/1pP5/5PP1/PP6/8 w .. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "Biel Interzonal (5). You can download the entire database here.. gxh4 Qxh4 0-1 Can your engine find the move ? 2010-11-25 Brain Twisters 211.

Many thnaks to Martin and all helpers. bxa3 Rxh5 5. a4 bxa4 4. You can find it in the download section of our page.0 1 1. Be4! 1-0 Can your engine find the move ? 2010-11-19 Arena 2.c5 +-) 3.manifest" exists) Antialiasing for arrows and marks Lots of new options to mark the current move New: Mark next move Font and colour for diaolgues settable You can set when the 50 moves rule applies Background of the engine name in the analysis area can be set as the arrow colour(under "Configure analysis lines") Some new icons .Re5 3. e. MD A new version of the chess GUI Arena has been released...4rk2/6p1/1pR2p1p/1KbB3P/1pP5/5PP1/PP6/8 w .. Among others here are some improvements: o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Bugfixing for large fonts Bugfixing for restart Adjustments for 64 bit compatibility Maximum 8 engine can run at the same time instead of 3 Gaviota Tablebases Better compatibility to Linux/WINE extended options to mark the last move. c5 Ke7 4.g. Kxb6 Re2 (2. a4 +-) (2.5beta released 210... Rxb6!! Bxb6 2.f5 3.exe. with arrow Appearance adjusts to Windows theme Appearance set by Windows theme (if file "Arena.

exe). You can download the entire database here.o o o o o o o o o o o o o o Two colums in the analysis area (pop-up menu of engines -> view -> two columns) Aggregated view of engine output (pop-up menu of engines -> aggregated view) Support for Gaviota Tablebases: some errors removed Change: Gaviota engine now must be called gaviota.tb (not gaviota.??. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event ". This is problem number 46.6 partner engine by Volker Annuss 2010-11-19 Brain Twisters 46 209.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Segenreich"] [Black "_"] [Result "1-0"] . MD Today we would like to offer you a new diagram by Anton Stadlhofer. in order to avoid starting the same engine twice "Shelf" renamed to "Temp" Size of clocks scales to size of the area automatically Size of captured pieces scales to size of the area automatically Additional delay during engine start phase adjustable TLCV compatible logging under Engines -> Log-Window ICS time management works better EPD analysis error removed Sliding pieces under Linux/Wine Some useful commands added in the main menu uncer "Extras" and "Help" Hermann 2. Bc6"] [Site "?"] [Date "1989.

0 1 1. Kh2 h3 7. Here you can see the latest diagram [Event "ICCF Slav Cup 2nd Bd1 corr. You can download the entire database here. Sg5"] [Site "?"] [Date "2005. Kxh3 h5 8.k1r5/prp3pp/Pp5P/2P5/3N4/8/8/6K1 w .??"] [Round "?"] [White "Voll. Kh2 h4 5. Aleksei Borisovich"] [Black "Lelenko..??. c6!! 1 Rbb8 2. cxb7+ 1-0 Can your engine find the pawn move ? 2010-11-12 Brain Twisters 45 208. Kh1 h5 4. MD Today we would like to offer you a new diagram by Anton Stadlhofer. Aleksej"] [Result "1-0"] . Nb5 gxh6 3.Kh4 Rb7 9. Kh3 h6 6.

Rf5 1-0 Can your engine solve this.r1b2r2/1p1nqpkp/p4np1/2pPp3/2P5/2NB1N1P/PP1Q1RP1/5RK1 w . As his brain twisters always had a majour echo we thought it would be nice to present them on our page too along with a database for all positions published till now..0 0 1..??"] [Round "?"] [White "Shevchenko. Bxg6! Kxg6 3. You can download the entire database here. We hope you enjoy those positions. Andrey Mikhailovich"] [Result "1-0"] . Anton is presenting one position per week in the German computer forum CSS. Maksim Alekseevich"] [Black "Razumikhin. MD Today we would like to offer you the brain twisters series (Die harte Nuß) by Anton Stadlhofer.??.. ? 2010-10-18 Brain Twisters 44 207. Russian Championship 5. Kh1"] [Site "?"] [Date "2007. Many thanks to Anton for sending us his database. Ng5!! h6 2. Here you can see the latest diagramm [Event "ICCF.

discover the secret behind each position. MD Do you know the feeling of flackering images when you actually want to concentrate on a game of chess on your PC ? Please take care of your eyes. Experience a game of chess with healthy eyes..r3q1k1/1b1nr1p1/5bR1/p7/1p1PpN2/1N2B2Q/PP5P/3R2K1 w .Nc5 Bc8 4. get a pair of spectacles or eye lens. Fix your eyes.0 0 1. Periodical checkups are eminent for the health of your eyes. do not neglect them. 2010-10-18 Novaoptic 206.Kh1!! Nf8 2. Do not wait until it's too late.. MD .Qh4 Nh7 5.Rxf6 gxf6 3.Nh5 1-0 Test your favorite engine.. For more information please check: 2010-10-16 The Regency Chess Company 205. Protect your eyes.

30pm The Regency Chess Company R17 Enterprise Zone Marshall Way Commerce Park Frome BA11 2FE You can visit the onlineshop and also the gallery Also new luxury chess sets are now available 2010-10-04 HHdb IV released .30am to 5.Friday 9. Showroom Opening Times: Monday .The Regency Chess Company showroom is now open.Friday 10am to 5pm Phone: ++44/1373/469741 Monday .

You can look for castling. problems. More information on how to use CQL can . problem composers. The current version of the database contains not less than 76132 (48917 win / 27215 draw. All in all a very helpful tool for all professional composers or amateurs and enthusiasts. testing engines is a very addicting task. It was invented by CQL Lewis Stiller and Gady Costeff. Chess endgame study solvers will be delighted to hear that all sublines from the gigantic book 1414 Fins de Partie (1950) of Henri Rinck have been added in the current version of the database. MD Dr. and players to search for games. Emil Vlasák can be used to querry the database . Yuri Lvovich Averbakh. enhanced and updated.) has released a new version of his famous Endgame Study Database IV on October 2nd 2010. solving them. Henri Rinck. 6451 authors. That is useful. It contains studies of great chess composers like: André Chéron. Harold van der Heijden (1960 . Chess Query Language (CQL) was designed to allow researchers. VisualCQL by Ing. because CQL allows to search for patterns in sublines. while in HHdbIII in most instances only the main line was given. publishers and of course engine testers.204. authors. following the solutions. Harold van der Heijden and many others. Chess composers can check whether their idea has already been published. An endgame chess study is a chess puzzle where the solver/engine is asked to find a solution to a stipulation like "white wins" or "white draws". Those puzzles have a unique solution. and studies that match specific themes. The database comes in PGN (Portable Game Notation) format so it can be used in almost every chess GUI or PGN reader. It is fun but you really can't stop doing it. Genrikh Kasparyan . Iuri Akobia. 17348 sources ) chess endgame studies which is about 75% of all chess endgame studies ever published worldwide. Judges can check new studies comparing them with those contained in the database. Many thanks to him for sending us a free version of his database and allow us to use parts of the information contained on his webpage for writing this review. Alexey Alexeyevich Troitsky. chosing the best studies. Edwards) format can be found here. Many of those studies are very difficult for solvers as well as for engines. Previous versions of the Endgame Study Database contained: o o o o I: 1991: 23358 II: 2000: 58801 III: 2005: 67691 IV: 2010: 76132 studies. More information about the PGN (by Steven J. It is the biggest and most accurate database available in this field. underpromotions or different other maneuvers. turney judges. Looking at the studies. This database is a playground for all study enthusiasts. These are 8441 studies more than in HHdbIII which appeared in 2005. The solution to many studies has been corrected. My review is done using the Arena GUI. this is a kind of a life time task even if you look only at your favorite problems and composers. You can do this for ages.

Cooks in main line without sub-branching are now correctly indicated. newspapers) or publication month (magazines) are included. (@1) or (@2): minor duals. Square brackets in GBR-code (interfere with some PGN-readers) replaced by standard brackets. @2?. The codes are the same as in HHdbIII and also HHdb II and include the ability to identify cooks. .be found here. @3?. White is unable to fulfil the stipulation (in a win study Black draws or wins. Even software has been used to systematically check every sub-7-man position of the main line in the corresponding EGTB. @3: incorrect. Probably all incorrections (where Black is able to refute the stipulation) in sub-7 man positions have now been included in the database. extra solution after move 1. EG-number added. corrections and other relevant properties of the endgame studies: o o o o o o @1: second solution (at move 1).g. If known. This information is included. modifications or versions have been added as text before the 1st move of the solution. Harold van der Heijden. the composer mentioned the composition date (year) of a study which (of course) was earlier than the year of publication. Other details/corrections: o o o o o o o o o Publication year of pre-1792 studies added. This information is relevant for people writing about endgame studies. or who managed to cook it. exact publication dates (e. Also as a major improvement of HHdbIV the sources of corrections. @2: cook. or claim without analysis. Of course. @4?: suspicious. including the names of the person(s) who cooked the study (and the relevant move is marked with his initials). Also. in a draw study White loses). White can even win in a study with a draw stipulation. Underscores in names replaced by space. unsoundness of other endgame studies is an ongoing issue. The same goes for the cooks. @1?. @4: ³super-cook´. For some studies. Without HHdbIV it is almost impossible to figure out where a certain correction of a study was published. many endgame study enthusiasts reported thousands of cooks (wrong/impossible/several solutions) in studies to Dr. and the results have been kindly supplied for implementation in HHdbIV. For studies that were inspired on a previous study ("after"): reference to the relevant study added. You need to be aware of the following abbrevations when looking at the studies in the database This might look difficult at first but afer a while you will have no problem doing so. Plagiarism: reference to the relevant study added.

you should try it without tablebases loaded.5 unzipped). Kasparyan. The GBR code is a sytem of representing the pieces on the board in a chess position and is used in chess publications for classifying and indexing of chess endgame studies. (tw): twin study (also triplicates. (tt): theme tourney. . (pl): plagiarism or accidental re-composition (it does happen!). (ce): computer ending (EGTB-derived ending).d. (v): version (perhaps a correction or a modification). All positions in the database can be recognised using the GBR code. Hugh Blandford. etc). (s): corrected solution (without changing the position). White to move and win. The database costs ¼ 50. for instance: Black to play and win). (m): modification. John Roycroft More information on how this works and its advanteges and backdraws can be found here. Troitzky.e. You can order the database here. original study was incorrect. all studies in the database are only considered ³suspect´. (te): theoretical ending (i. Upon paying you will revieve a code to download the database. probably not an endgame study).e. The third by H v. The size is 12 Mb (44.o o o o o o o o o o o o (c): correction. The second is by G. All names given as text before the first move. i. Although there is no doubt in many a case. (ea): too many composers' names to fit. (ph): posthumously published. (cr): colours reversed (the original stipulation was. the improvement has another motivation.e. We are sure you will have wonderful hours using this product. quadruplicates. the stipulation is white to move and draw. The name GBR code comes from the code inventors: Richard Kenneth Guy. it's white to move and win. original study was correct. Heijden the author of the database. Here are a three studies from the database I have chosen for you: The first is by A. i.

More informations can be found at the ICGA info page and a later point at Mark Weeks homepage.2010-10-02 Rybka wins 18th WCCC 203. runner ups and all participants. Congratulations to the winner. MD . 2010-09-03 Talk Chess Forum 202.2n under Vasik Rajlichs favorite GUI Arena. Rybka has also won the title in the blitz competition ahead of Shredder (Stefan Meyer-Kahlen) and Jonny (Johannes Zwanzger). You can use the free version of Rybka 2. MD Rybka (Vasik Rajlich) has won the 18th WCCC in Kanazawa (Japan) (September 24th October 2nd 2010) ahead of Rondo (Zach Wegner) and Thinker (Kerwin Medina ).

It was about his chess engine(s) SB and the SMP version SBs not working in Arena. 5.38a without the ROMs is available here. 2010-07-04 Update: Mess Mephisto 1. It is astonnishing that the same doesn't delete obvous personal attacks and accusations made by the Chess Base sysop Harvey Williamson. So the only way to read the truth about corrupt sysops and bugs in chess engines and GUIs is to read the news section of the Arena page.A posting made by me as an answer to Mr.1) Rebel5 Amsterdam Roma 32bit Dallas 16bit/32bit All you need is the MESS program and the corresponding ROMs of the mentioned chess programs.38c 201. Milos Stanisavljevic in the CCC forum has been deleted by one of the moderators there. MD Many thanks to Ralf Schaefer for the update of his Winboard adapter for dedicated chess computers.0. Now the following computers are supported within the Arena interface: o o o o o o o Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto III S Glasgow MM IV MM V (5. The latest version of the program 1. More .

1) Rebel5 Amsterdam Roma 32bit Dallas 16bit/32bit All you need is the MESS program and the corresponding ROMs of the mentioned chess programs.0. MD Many thanks to Ralf Schaefer for the update of his Winboard adapter for dedicated chess computers. 2010-05-29 Mephisto Glasgow/MM IV/MM V/Mephisto Rebel5/Dallas/Amsterdam/Roma under Arena 200. 5.info. More information about this topic can be found in this German forum: Schachcomputer. The latest version of the program 1. Now the following computers are supported within the Arena interface: o o o o o o o Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto Mephisto III S Glasgow MM IV MM V (5. The .info. The intersting part of the thread concerning the Winboard part and describing the parameters starts at page 35.38a without the ROMs is available here.information about this topic can be found in this German forum: Schachcomputer.

Of course you can lower the priority of the analyzing process. however the free to download and use. MD Øystein Johansen has sent me a description on how to use an engine on a remote Linux computer. but you really want the best analysis. If you have any questions or feedback please contact me or him so we can improve this manual. don't you? This is especially silly if . It is not an open source project. Many thanks for this contribution. Sometimes your Windows computer is only a thin client with low memory and a slow processor which is not really strong for analyzing chess. If you're also supposed to do something else with the computer while analyzing. you find that the chess analysis takes all the resources and everything else is really slow. Arena is only available for Windows operating systems.intersting part of the thread concerning the Winboard part and describing the parameters starts at page 35. Remote chess engine over ssh using Putty and Arena. It supports connection of both UCI and Winboard chess engines. 2010-05-05 Arena/Remote Engines 199. and it is a popular choice among chess players to connect to chess servers and analyze games and positions. Arena is a good GUI for chess engines and chess servers.

The technologies used are quite common and well tested. Just download and extract these binaries to a folder on your system. A nice dialog box will appear. Putty download. The ZIP file containing all the binaries should be a safe choice.exe file you just extracted. but there should not be a problem to sit on the café with a wireless connection and then connect the your linux number cruncher at home. so it should be quite flexible. You should then download and install putty at this machine. You still like the Arena interface. which has become one of the most popular choices for connecting to a Linux or Unix computer from a Windows computer. anywhere on the internet. Secure shell and Putty. . Secure shell (ssh) is an well known protocol that has been standard in Linux and Unix environments for many years. Putty is a implementation of a ssh client for windows. but if you could have the number cruncher to analyze the chess games that would be just perfect. which is very popular. Start putty by double clicking on the putty. Say your client is a slow 5 year old laptop. In this document I will describe how to set up such solution. Putty is a ssh client for windows. and the freedom of being at a laptop computer. For the rest of this document I will assume you extracted these files to c:\putty\ but it may be just as natural to put them in c:\Program Files\putty\. but you may have see problems with slow connections.you have a beast of a computer in the same local network. I have tested this setup on several systems. and in your local area network you have a shiny new number cruncher with 16 quad core processors and 16GB of memory running Linux. I've only tried in local area networks. To be honest. I guess you even can have the chess engine running on any computer you access. At your windows computer you already have Arena installed. Then we need to connect to the Linux computer.

This should be created at the Linux computer. you should talk to the administrator. If it is not running a ssh server. Read the instructions for your distribution or search the net. you simply type the host name ot IP adress of the Linux computer. Type your user name and the then type your password when prompted. We have to be able to log in with a key pair instead of a password. Creating and setting up a key pair. We therefor have to create a key pair. If you don't have a ssh server running. Of course this computer has to have a ssh server running. Click on the Open button and a terminal window will open and prompt you "login as:". and you are currently .In the Host Name (or IP address) box in this dialog. you can usually install it quite simple if you have administrator right to the machine. If everything is fine you should now logged in to you Linux computer for the Windows computer.

If everything is fine you should now have a key pair in your . The Command Prompt will open. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/oystein/.pub like this: oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ cat id_dsa.pub.1 oystein oystein 442 2010-04-06 16:42 known_hosts You must then change the file permissions for the authorized_keys file. This can simply be done with concatenating the authorized_keys file with id_dsa. At the Linux prompt type: oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ ssh-keygen -t dsa Generating public/private dsa key pair.ssh/id_dsa .1 oystein oystein 672 2010-05-03 20:11 id_dsa -rw-r--r-.1 oystein oystein 672 2010-05-03 20:11 id_dsa -rw-r--r-.ssh directory. It looks like you have to type the full path of the key. we now need to copy the private key to the windows computer.1 oystein oystein 442 2010-04-06 16:42 known_hosts You need a file called authorized_key in this same directory that contains the public keys that can be used for logging in. You can usually start this from the Windows menu.logged in through putty.pub -rw-r--r-. . You can check this by typing: oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ cd ~/. The key fingerprint is: . oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ chmod 600 authorized_keys You have now got the necessary key pair on the Linux side.ssh/id_dsa.ssh/id_dsa. and you can type: C:\Documents and Settings\oystein\> cd c:\putty You should now use secure copy (scp) or pscp as it is called in the putty distribution.ssh/id_dsa): <press enter> Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): <type a password or leave blank> Enter same passphrase again: <retype password> Your identification has been saved in /home/oystein/.1 oystein oystein 610 2010-05-03 20:16 authorized_keys -rw------. You need to start a windows Command Prompt window. You must of course use your username and host name or IP address. Note: I've experienced that you can not use ~ instead of /home/oystein.1 oystein oystein 610 2010-05-03 20:11 id_dsa. Click: Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt. . Your public key has been saved in /home/oystein/. I will use my username (oystein) and my host name (thelinuxbox) in the example.pub -rw-r--r-. Note the .ssh oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ ls -l -rw------.pub >> authorized_keys oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ ls -l -rw-r--r-. C:\putty> pscp oystein@thelinuxbox:/home/oystein/. at the end.1 oystein oystein 610 2010-05-03 20:11 id_dsa.

Putty uses a agent system to handle key pairs. click Save private key button and select a good filename. A message box should then give you a notice that the import was successful. After saving. The agent is called pagenat.ppk file. A good filename can therefore be id_dsa. It's recommended to use the . you need to save it in Putty's own format. you can close the window. Before you start . and then press Open. and if someone gets it they sure knows how to take advantage of it. You really don't need it on the Windows system anymore.*). id_dsa.Type the password when prompted.7 kB/s | ETA: 00:00:00 | 100% Now start puttygen: C:\putty> puttygen Click on the Load button. As it says: To use this key with putty. and change the file type to: All files (*. my clear advice is to remove this file after you have saved the . So. it is recommended that you delete the id_dsa file that was secure copied from linux on the windows system. Select the id_dsa file which you have just secure copied from Linux. and you will see a output like this: id_dsa | 0 kB | 0. Note: For the sake of security. After closing the message box.ppk extension.ppk.

The build by Jim Ablett is really good. Just download the zip files form with the Stockfish. Right-click this icon and select the Add Key menu item. You are now ready to log in to your linux machine without using a password. unzip it. C:\putty> pageant Nothing appears to happen. Find the id_dsa. and place the executable in a directory at the linux machine where it feels natural. If you now again right-click the pageant icon. and you should not be prompted for a password. you can type: oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ uname -m . Any UCI or Winboard engine should work. If you selected a password when you created the keys on the linux machine. For the sake of the example I will use Stockfish as an example. You now need to install a chess engine on the linux machine.ppk file you have generated and select it and press Open. you will be prompted for this password. Try it out: C:\putty> putty oystein@thelinuxbox You should then get a new terminal window to the linux machine. It's just to test that the key pair and pageant works correctly. It you are not sure if your machine is 32bit or 64bit. if not you can place it somewhere under you home directory. but if you look in your system tray you see you got a little icon of a computer wearing a hat. You don't need this terminal window so you can just exit. In the stockfish zip file there is both a 32bit compiled version and a 64bit version. and then select View Keys. Just close this window. For Linux I highly recommend Stockfish. You can compite an engine your self or download an available engine. If you have administrator rights on the machine you should place it in /usr/local/bin. you will see that your key is loaded in the pageant agent. The choice is yours and you may also install several. Installing a chess engines on linux.any remote connections you should therefore run the agent and load the key into it.

If the response is x86_64 you have a 64bit machine. Joona Kiiski. it looks like it works also when connecting through plink. you should instead type: C:\putty> plink -ssh oystein@thelinuxbox "~/mychessengines/stockfish" Stockfish 1.bin. make sure that pageant is running and your key is loaded.7. if you installed it in a different directory on the linux machine. If it didn't work. Yes.1 JA 64bit. . By Tord Romstad. oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ cd /usr/local/bin oystein@thelinuxbox:/usr/local/bin$ sudo ln -s stockfish-171-64-ja stockfish Make sure the file has execution flag in it's permissions. oystein@thelinuxbox:/usr/local/bin$ sudo chmod +x stockfish-171-64-ja You can also install a opening book somewhere on the Linux machine. Press Ctrl-C to stop the engine and close the connection. maybe in your $HOME directory. if it says i686 or something similar. The final test before we start using this in Arena is to check that we can start stockfish from the Windows computer: C:\putty> plink -ssh oystein@thelinuxbox "stockfish" Stockfish 1. Marco Costalba.7. Press Ctrl-C to stop the engine.bin /usr/local/share Just to make sure that every thing is install you can try to start stockfish on the linux computer. you have a 32bit machine.7. Move the executable to this directory. Marco Costalba. By Tord Romstad. By Tord Romstad. Yes. This file can be installed in /usr/local/share/. it looks like it works at the linux machine.1 JA 64bit. (My preference) oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ sudo mv Book. such that you just alter what the symbolic link points to when you install new versions of stockfish. Of course. oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ sudo mv stockfish-171-64-ja /usr/local/bin oystein's password: <type password> For simplicity it's nice to have a symbolic link named stockfish in the same directory. oystein@thelinuxbox:~$ stockfish Stockfish 1. Configuring Arena. Joona Kiiski. Lets assume you have administrator rights to the linux machine and wants to install the executable in /usr/local/bin/.1 JA 64bit. Get the file Book. Joona Kiiski. Marco Costalba.

For stockfish it should be UCI. but leave "C:\putty\plink. The Engine management dialog should then look like this: . Start up Arena as you usually do. Select the proper option. In the next dialog you must state if this is a UCI or Winboard chess engine. In the Command Line Parameters you should add: -ssh oystein@thelinuxbox "stockfish". please visit Arena's website. Instead you select plink. You will get a file dialog box where you're supposed to select a native engine.exe from C:\putty.exe" in the Command Line entry box. In the top menu. Put in the authors names in the next entry box. If not. I get a PLINK engine listed in the list of engines. In the General tab. select Engines -> Manage and then press the New button.Hopefully you have installed Arena on your Windows machine. you can change the name to something more appropriate than PLINK. let's call it "Stockfish (Linux 64bit)".