CT800 for the macOS

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MikeB
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CT800 for the macOS

Post by MikeB » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:03 am

CT800 © Rasmus Althoff, 2016–2018, Rasmus' website ,
The CT800, rated at about 2100 Elo, is a serious opponent for any amateur chess player up to club level.
and it is also a "how to build your own dedicated chess computer" website.

A very fun engine to play against...set CPU speed % to 1, set CPU speed knps to 1 , set time control 1 10,set time odds 100 to 1 and pretend your Bobby Fischer...It also seems to have a built in opening book . 🤔

Note : No one in their right mind would think Bobby Fischer played the game below.



https://www.ct800.net
link includes flavors of all exe's - windows, linux , android , Pi ( but excludes macOS) and includes directions to build a dedicated computer

Dropbox download is the same download from website , plus a macOS exe ( gcc built - best to have gcc installed on your mac if it does not run)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lnba75arkz7wz ... S.zip?dl=1

Dariusz
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Re: CT800 for the macOS

Post by Dariusz » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:43 am

Nice engine, good game :D
Regards, Dariusz

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Re: CT800 for the macOS

Post by Ras » Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:45 pm

I'm happy that you like the engine! :D Yes, it does have an internal book which is optimised for variety, not strength. The GUI can disable it via the standard UCI command for "ownbook". With the speed, I think just going for 1 kNPS would have the same effect since 1% on any even remotely recent PC will already be around 20 kNPS. You can throttle both ways, and the engine will dynamically apply whatever is the lower limit. King safety is a major structural weakness of the engine, I have to admit. Nice game!
Rasmus Althoff
https://www.ct800.net

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