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New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by gladius » Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:02 am

http://forwardcoding.com/projects/garbochess.zip. I've been puttering away on this for a few months, and I guess it's time to let it out :). It's written in C# (so you will need .NET 2.0 installed to run it), supports UCI only, and has most of the usual search/evaluation features. I've never really tested it's strength, but it's somewhat stronger than Mediocre, and significantly weaker than Fruit (the two test engines I've used). The hash size is hardcoded to a relatively small value right now, and there are no options to speak of.

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:39 am

It would be nice to know the engine author's name. :wink:
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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by swami » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:47 am

Graham Banks wrote:It would be nice to know the engine author's name. :wink:
Gary Kasparov maybe :P

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by GS » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:27 am

Graham Banks wrote:It would be nice to know the engine author's name. :wink:

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uci
id name GarboChess v0.21
id author Gary Linscott
uciok
Guenther

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by gladius » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:32 am

Yup, sorry, it's Gary Linscott, as in the uci output.

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by Graham Banks » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:46 am

gladius wrote:Yup, sorry, it's Gary Linscott, as in the uci output.
Thanks Guenther and Gary. 8-)

First up - a CCRL 40/40 10 game match v Colossus 2007b to gauge its strength roughly.
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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by Graham Banks » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:03 pm

Just trying to gauge the strength of GarboChess 0.21.

It lost 1-9 to Colossus 2007b and is currently losing 1-7 to DanaSah 2.44.
Gradually choosing weaker opponents. Next up will be Zeus 1.27.
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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by gladius » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:11 am

1-9 and 1-7 huh :). Guess those points were draws as well. Guess those eval. weights need a little more tweaking!

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by Graham Banks » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:14 am

gladius wrote:1-9 and 1-7 huh :). Guess those points were draws as well. Guess those eval. weights need a little more tweaking!
See GarboChess did okay in Le Fou Nemerique uci engine league testing - roughly 2250 ELO.
http://perso.orange.fr/lefouduroi/tournois/uci/uel.htm

Might just be a bad start in my testing.

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Re: New Chess Engine - Garbochess

Post by Tony Thomas » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:09 am

Graham Banks wrote:
gladius wrote:1-9 and 1-7 huh :). Guess those points were draws as well. Guess those eval. weights need a little more tweaking!
See GarboChess did okay in Le Fou Nemerique uci engine league testing - roughly 2250 ELO.
http://perso.orange.fr/lefouduroi/tournois/uci/uel.htm

Might just be a bad start in my testing.

Don't give up! :wink:
10% against Colossus isnt bad for a 2250 rated engine.

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