Saturday, March 26, 2011

The 1st release of both engines is done

Today I published both engines (mACE and iCE) to my homepage, so whoever wants to give them I try can now do so.

I also started a little tutorial about chess programming there, so who is interested might have a look at

Thursday, March 17, 2011

About to release the 1st public version

After the last tournament where the ice engine did not so bad, I decided to take a little rest from the core engine programming. I plan to make the engine available for download via my private web site and have to do some preparation for that first. I will post the first public release of my engine as soon as this is finished.

Stay tuned !

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Small private tournament

I felt it is time to match the engine against some other engines to see how it performs and also to have a baseline to measure progress over time. I ran a small tournament of 6 engines. I took some of the free engines available on the net and tried to avoid ones known to be very strong. There is no point in proofing that ice is still a weak engine.

The engines I selected were BB Chess, Delphil2_6, Kanguruh93, Mediocre and Vicki.

Ice finished 3rd place scoring 9,5 points in 15 games. Seems that ice plays somewhere in the range of those engines and is not a total looser anymore. I'm a little proud and feel the days come closer where I'm able to make it available for download.

Here are the tournament details

Arena tournament
1Delphil2_6a 12,0/15· ··110100111111111 69,50 
2Mediocre 10,5/15001· ··11=001111111 57,75 
3Ice Latest 9,5/1501100=· ··101==1111 55,25 
4BBChess0_99b8,5/15000110010· ··1=1111 41,75 
5Vicki 4,5/15000000==00=0· ··111 13,75 
6Kanguruh93 0,0/15000000000000000· ·· 0,00 

45 games played / Tournament is finished

 Tournament start: 2011.03.05, 23:56:04
Latest update: 2011.03.06, 10:20:49
Site/ Country: Germany
Level: Tournament 40/5
Hardware: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHzDual 2394 MHz with 1.992 MB Memory
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (Build 2600)
Table created with: Arena 2.0.1