Floyd 0.8 released

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mvk
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Floyd 0.8 released

Post by mvk » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:41 am

Floyd is a simplistic chess engine I use for study purposes. I have just released revision 0.8 because after some eval modifications it is much stronger than the previous version.

Download here: https://marcelk.net/floyd/ (courtesy Joost for the win64 binary)
Sources on github: https://github.com/kervinck/floyd/commits/v0.8

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Main changes:
- Gained approximately 150 elo at fast time controls
- More attractive playing style, mainly due to evaluation
- Improved timecontrol for very fast fames with zero increment

Under the hood:
- Recapture extension and single reply extension
- Saner evaluation for passers and king attacks
- Added pawn/king table to keep speed roughly unchanged
- 3x improved precision of built-in benchmark
- Removal of needless SAN parser
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Re: Floyd 0.8 released

Post by Sylwy » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:10 am

:lol: What a good news ! :lol:

THANK YOU !

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Re: Floyd 0.8 released

Post by Graham Banks » Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:17 pm

mvk wrote:Floyd is a simplistic chess engine I use for study purposes. I have just released revision 0.8 because after some eval modifications it is much stronger than the previous version.......
Sounds like excellent progress. :)
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Re: My test

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