Friday, April 1, 2011

Public tournament participation

The first release of the iCE engine went public. It took me about two years to develop it, or better say to evolve it. I had a chess playing program (not an engine) after a few weeks but this first version and the now released one have not much in common anymore. OK, both were Shannon Type A based somehow (not that I knew what Shannon Type A means, when I started). But that's about it.

So now its time to let go and I requested to participate with iCE in its first public tournament. I think it is still pretty weak and I hope it does not finish last or I'm really embarrassed. But at least I then have a baseline where I can develop from.