I am back…

Currently I play again a few Chess960 tournaments, I got rid of windows, so only for Linux engines. Links are updated as well, let me know if there is something wrong or missing!

Chess960 League

League A:
 1: Stockfish 7           NOR  67.5 / 72  
 2: Critter 1.6a          SLO  62.0 / 72   
 3: Ivanhoe 9.46h         RUS  52.0 / 72  
 4: EXchess 7.88          USA  35.5 / 72   
 5: Cheng 4.39            CZE  28.5 / 72   
 6: GNUcheese 1.0         USA  27.5 / 72   
 7: Fruit 2.3.1           FRA  25.0 / 72   
 8: Octochess r5190       GER  21.0 / 72
 9: Spike 1.2 Turin       GER  21.0 / 72   
10: Shredder Classic 4 ct GER  20.0 / 72 
8RR, cutechess-qli, 4min+2sec, ponder off

League B:

 1: Daydreamer 1.75       USA  44.5 / 52  
 2: Maverick 1.5          ENG  40.5 / 52   
 3: Hermann 2.8           GER  37.5 / 52  
 4: Fridolin 2.0          GER  36.0 / 52 
 5: Glaurung 2.2          NOR  34.0 / 52 
 6: Slowchess 2.960e      USA  31.5 / 52   
 7: Viper 0.1             NOR  31.0 / 52  
 8: TJchess 1.1           USA  29.0 / 52  
 9: Sjaak II 1.2.1        NED  24.0 / 52   
10: AICE 0.99.2           GRE  21.0 / 52  
11: Chispa 4.0.3          ARG  16.5 / 52  
12: Homer 1.0.2           GER  11.5 / 52   
13: ROCE 0.0380           SUI   6.0 / 52  
14: PyChess 0.12.1        DEN   1.0 / 52
4RR, cutechess-qli, 4min+2sec, ponder off

WBEC Ridderkerk

I can’t recall when I started to use chess engines without own interface. But I know WBEC Ridderkerk was already there, a source for all winboard engines and huge engine tournaments. The tournaments wasn’t a kind of scientific work like modern ratinglists, they where a real event. Programmers where proud to take part and supported Leo with necessary options and bugfixes. Leo always respected not just the best engines but also the weak ones and gave them much attention. C0mputer chess wouldn’t be the same without Leo, he motivated programmers, gave them webspace and competition. I learned to know Leo when I started with my UCI engine webpages, and he was always a helpful and kind person, also to “competing” webmasters. In 2014 he stopped his tournaments because the mass of clones and derivates made him lose the pleasure. But he already struggled with cancer for nearly two years at this time.

Leo lost his final battle two weeks ago.

We will keep him in fond memory.

Schach der Großmeister

Unfortunately only in german:

“Schach der Großmeister” is a legendary german TV show where 2 Grandmasters played a live game commented by Vlastimil Hort and Helmut Pfleger. I found this now on youtube and watched some of them. It is also very interesting in matters of computerchess history. You can see Ossi Weiner commenting the games with help of Mephisto units and later Matthias Wüllenweber with help of Chessbase and Fritz, Gerd Isenberg with Isichess and Frederic Friedel.

If you have 42h of free time watch it here:

Chess960 League A

ChessGUI / 8RR / 3min+2sec / Ponder off / 128MB / 4-men EGTB / 2,13GHz
  1. Critter 1.6a             111.5 / 120
  2. Stockfish 3              100.5 / 120
  3. IvanHoe 9.46h             95,5 / 120
  4. Chiron 1.5                86,0 / 120
  5. Shredder 12               75,5 / 120
  6. HIARCS 13.2               70,5 / 120
  7. Spike 1.4                 68,0 / 120
  8. Deep Sjeng WC 2008        55,0 / 120
  9. EXchess 7.02b             44.5 / 120
  10. Jonny 4.0                 40,0 / 120
  11. GNU Chess 5.5             40.0 / 120
  12. Fruit 2.3.1               39.5 / 120
  13. Tornado 4.88              37,0 / 120
  14. Bright 0.5c               36,0 / 120
  15. Frenzee 3.5.19            31,5 / 120
  16. Naum 2.2                  29.0 / 120

Chess960 League B

ChessGUI / 8RR / 3min+2sec / Ponder off / 128MB / 4-men EGTB / 2,13GHz
  1. Frenzee 3.5.19            91,0 / 120
  2. Naum 2.2                  82,5 / 120
  3. Alfil 13.1                76,5 / 120
  4. Nebula 2.0                73,0 / 120
  5. The Baron 2.23            67,0 / 120
  6. Movei 0.8.438             66,5 / 120
  7. Daydreamer 1.75           63,5 / 120
  8. Hermann 2.8               59,0 / 120
  9. DanaSah 5.00              58,5 / 120
  10. Pharaon 3.5.1             55,0 / 120
  11. Ufim 8.02                 52,0 / 120
  12. Amyan 1.72                51,5 / 120
  13. Hamsters 0.7.1            47,0 / 120
  14. SlowChess 2.960e          46,5 / 120
  15. Gothmog 1.0               43,5 / 120
  16. TJchess 1.1               27,0 / 120