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Norbert Raimund Leisner
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Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Norbert Raimund Leisner » Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:44 am

Hello,

I have upload v5.01 here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... jVtUDVTUG8

John Stanback´s permission exists of course- he wrote

"Yes, it's OK with me to host Zarkov 5 as freeware.

John"
(His email address is still available cf. authors of GNUChess).

It is neither WinBoard nor UCI compatible, a GUI like
Chess Academy or ChessGenius Classic is required:

http://www.chessacademy.de/shop#!/Chess ... ort=normal

http://chessgenius.com/pc/

Best wishes,
Norbert

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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Werner » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:47 pm

Zarkov 5 was tested for CEGT:

Zarkov 5 (MCS) -2233
Werner

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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:42 pm

Hi Werner,

the same I have as Winboard version in Zarkov download file on my webpage. In times the MCS Version are available we played with Christian Koch and Kai Skibbe the first winboard tourneys and created the first rating list about it.

Same with Nimzo 2000a ... with an other name available as Chessbase engine, ... tested in our first Winboard Rating List. Long years before CCRL or CEGT started.

Information about the first Winboard Rating List are today available in ELOstat readme. With the results the ELOstat programmer got material for testing first ELOstat versions.

And yes, Zarkov and Crafty at this time around with the same level in our Winboard tourneys. WB Nimzo a bit stronger, the strongest are WB Shredder 3. Most interesting are Gromit and Phalanx (most impressive style). Zarkov are at this time (same today) strong in human style. More the program like to play at first engine I know ... chess with strategic ideas. But Zarkov need many time for it. Can be see in LTE II or the older BT test. Very compliacted positions at this time Zarkov are able to solve ... but Need often more hours on my older AMD K6 II 200 or 350 MHz systems.

:-)

The old MCS protocol isn't very interesting.
Only the older Genius versions and of course the strong and interesting WChess version. Not sure, but I believe WChess is today as Winboard engines available? I know for years the trick to config MCS WChess as WB engine under WB GUI. But today I had forgotten ... same for Shredder 3. The secret parameter I had forgotten ...

Best
Frank

PS:
I discuss in start times of CEGT with Heinz van Kempen ... which Zarkov versions should be added. I gave him the mail address from John and the tipp that he should test the 4.5e (much more interesting as the MCS version). Not sure, but I believe Heinz tested both versions.

For the others ...
WB Zarkov 4.5e is around from the same time with a much more interesting style.
I like computer chess!

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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Thomas Lagershausen » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:28 am

But it is a problem to run version 4.5e.exe with this wb2uci.eng under Arena 3.51.

[ENGINE]
Name=Zarkov 4.5e
Author=John stanback
Filename=Wb2Uci.exe

[OPTIONS]
Program=xchess.exe xboard -x
InitString=XChess.ini
Visible=Ponder,Hash,ShowThinkingMove,Extras

Zarkov 4.7 runs fine with this.

But what is the problem of Zarkov 4.5e with this stuff?
TL

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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Guenther » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:33 am

Thomas Lagershausen wrote:But it is a problem to run version 4.5e.exe with this wb2uci.eng under Arena 3.51.

[ENGINE]
Name=Zarkov 4.5e
Author=John stanback
Filename=Wb2Uci.exe

[OPTIONS]
Program=xchess.exe xboard -x
InitString=XChess.ini
Visible=Ponder,Hash,ShowThinkingMove,Extras

Zarkov 4.7 runs fine with this.

But what is the problem of Zarkov 4.5e with this stuff?
Why using wb2uci at all under Arena (or any program which knows xboard)?
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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Frank Quisinsky » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:42 am

Hi Guenther,

a long time I do nothing with Arena. But Arena don't need any of adpaters after the test I made in the past with available engines, Zarkov 4.5e too. OK, I made no test with a current Arena version.

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Re: Zarkov 5 Millenium Chess System

Post by Guenther » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Thomas Lagershausen wrote:But it is a problem to run version 4.5e.exe with this wb2uci.eng under Arena 3.51.
What problem do you experience? Under WB it behaves as it should.
Using it as xboard under Arena should behave the same.

[Event "RWBC"]
[Site "CAPPUCCINO"]
[Date "2017.06.22"]
[Round "-"]
[White "Zarkov_45e"]
[Black "Abrok 5.0"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[TimeControl "40/300"]
[Annotator "11. +0.06 11... -0.14"]

1. d4 Nf6 {+0.02/99} 2. c4 e6 {+0.02/99} 3. Nf3 d5 {+0.02/99} 4. Nc3 c5
{+0.02/99} 5. e3 Nc6 {+0.02/99} 6. a3 a6 {+0.02/99} 7. dxc5 Bxc5 {+0.02/99}
8. b4 Ba7 {+0.02/99} 9. Bb2 O-O {+0.02/99} 10. Qc2 Qe7 {+0.02/99} 11. Rd1
{+0.06/9 11} Rd8 {-0.14/11 10} 12. Na2 {+0.03/9 13} Bd7 {+0.00/11 9} 13.
cxd5 {+0.00/9 11} exd5 {+0.38/11 11} 14. Be2 {-0.18/9 16} Rac8
{+0.62/11 10} 15. Qb1 {-0.10/9 10} Bg4 {+0.96/10 8} 16. Bxf6 {-0.57/9 14}
Qxf6 {+0.98/11 10} 17. O-O {-0.73/10 12} d4 {+0.86/12 10} 18. exd4
{-0.50/9 10} Nxd4 {+0.78/11 10} 19. Nxd4 {-0.32/11 10} Rxd4 {+0.76/12 8}
20. Rxd4 {-0.34/10 10} Qxd4 {+0.70/13 10} 21. Bxg4 {-0.34/10 10} Qxg4
{+0.54/13 15} 22. Qd3 {-0.37/10 9} Bd4 {+0.60/13 10} 23. Rd1 {-0.34/10 9}
Rd8 {+0.74/12 7} 24. Kh1 {-0.36/10 9} Qe6 {+0.74/12 6} 25. Nc1 {-0.36/10 9}
Re8 {+0.72/12 9} 26. Qd2 {-0.35/10 9} b5 {+0.60/12 10} 27. Nd3 {-0.35/10 9}
Qf5 {+0.58/13 10} 28. f3 {-0.20/9 8} Be3 {+0.38/13 12} 29. Re1 {-0.06/11 9}
Qe4 {+0.48/13 8} 30. Qe2 {-0.06/10 9} Qc4 {+0.18/13 9} 31. Nc5 {+0.18/10 6}
Qxe2 {+0.12/13 9} 32. Rxe2 {+0.04/11 2.2} Rd8 {+0.24/13 9} 33. g3
{-0.04/11 10} Bxc5 {+0.64/14 11} 34. bxc5 {-0.04/11 2.3} Kf8 {+0.68/14 11}
35. Kg2 {-0.85/10 10} Rd3 {+0.94/13 11} 36. a4 {-0.78/10 7} bxa4
{+0.84/12 11} 37. Re4 {-0.89/10 8} Rd2+ {+0.88/12 8} 38. Kh3 {-0.94/11 8}
a3 {+0.78/13 12} 39. Ra4 {-0.93/10 8} a2 {+0.76/13 12} 40. Rxa6
{-0.96/10 7} Ke7 {+0.76/13 12} 41. Ra7+ {-0.94/11 17} Ke6 {+0.76/13 13} 42.
c6 {-0.96/11 9} Rf2 {+0.80/13 13} 43. c7 {-1.00/10 7} Kd7 {+0.80/14 11} 44.
g4 {-1.01/11 9} Rxf3+ {+0.80/14 13} 45. Kg2 {-1.04/12 9} Rc3 {+0.80/14 12}
46. Rxa2 {-1.04/11 9} Rxc7 {+0.84/13 9} 47. Kf3 {-1.00/10 9}
{User adjudication} 1/2-1/2

Code: Select all

Zarkov4.5e
Copyright (c) John Stanback, 1999
Transposition table size is 262144 Kbytes


Winboard: xboard
?
Winboard: protover 2
?
Winboard: new

Winboard: random
?
Winboard: level 40 5 0
Set level to 40 moves in 300 seconds + 0

Winboard: post
?
Winboard: hard
?
Winboard: easy
?
Winboard: force
Winboard: computer
?
Winboard: black
Winboard: time 30000
Winboard: otim 30000
Winboard: white
Winboard: go
1. ... d2d4

Winboard: time 29995
Winboard: otim 29999
Winboard: g8f6
1. g8f6

...snip...

Winboard: time 27329
Winboard: otim 24016
Winboard: f3c3
45. f3c3

11  -104    1  892544    Rxa2 h6 h4 Rxc7 Kf3 Rc4 Re2 Kd6 h5 Rc3+ <HT>
11  -104    8 7456000    Rxa2 h6 h4 Rxc7 Kf3 Rc4 Re2 Kd6 h5 Rc3+ <HT>
whisper score=-1.04, depth=10, nodes=7456000, nps=866976, &#40;Rxa2 h6 h4 Rxc7 Kf3 Rc4 Re2 Kd6 h5 Rc3+ <HT>)
46. ... a7a2

Winboard&#58; time 26457
Winboard&#58; otim 23087
Winboard&#58; c3c7
46. c3c7

 9  -102    1  947456    Kf3 Ke7 Ra4 f6 Kf4 Kf7 h4
 9  -100    1 1141632    Kf3 Ke7 Ra4 h6 Kf4 Kf6 Ra6+ Ke7 h3 Rc3 <HT>
10  -100    2 2145459    Kf3 Ke7 Ra4 h6 Kf4 Kf6 Ra6+ Ke7 h3 Rc3 <HT>
10  -100    8 7498752    Kf3 Ke7 Ra4 h6 Kf4 Kf6 Ra6+ Ke7 h3 Rc3 <HT>
whisper score=-1.00, depth=9, nodes=7498752, nps=871947, &#40;Kf3 Ke7 Ra4 h6 Kf4 Kf6 Ra6+ Ke7 h3 Rc3 <HT>)
47. ... g2f3

Winboard&#58; result 1/2-1/2 &#123;User adjudication&#125;
?
Winboard&#58; force
Winboard&#58; quit
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