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Old 01-02-2017, 01:48 PM   #1
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Stockfish Development

I haven't been able to find any record of these links on this forum (doesn't mean they're not there) so I thought I would put these up just in case anybody is unfamiliar with them. These are two different development versions of SF8+ that are regularly updated. One almost daily (or multiple times a day), the other about weekly.

http://chess.ultimaiq.net/stockfish.html

http://abrok.eu/stockfish/


You'll notice that the first link has a regular SF Dev version and then also has something called "CorChess". More about Corchess in the link below:

http://chess.ultimaiq.net/corchess.html

These engines + Fritz 15 = pretty powerful stuff.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:13 PM   #2
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Re: Stockfish Development

Why would an engine tailored to correspondence play be useful to a consumer whose computer is not super-powerful? ICCF tourneys are alas battles of hardware specs rather than human ability. In non-ICCF corr chess, engines are usually banned anyway. Outside of corr tourneys, one needs fast and only somewhat accurate computer analysis (basically, a blunder check) more often than slow precise one.
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Re: Stockfish Development

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Why would an engine tailored to correspondence play be useful to a consumer whose computer is not super-powerful?
You should write the developer and ask him. I just felt it was relevant to post the link with the other dev versions.
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You should write the developer and ask him. I just felt it was relevant to post the link with the other dev versions.
I looked into it more: The appeal that I think most people get out of it is that it excels in classical time controls, not just correspondence chess. I see your point about the use of it for correspondence but if I was ever to use it (I haven't downloaded it yet) it would be for legitimately classical games. I don't even play correspondence.
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Re: Stockfish Development

You're right. Sometimes I do want to run an engine while watching a classical game between GMs, to compare the engine output with commentators' analysis.

And anyway, free software is usually written by programmers for their own purposes and I'm not forced to use it (and have no moral right to blame them) if it doesn't match mine.

Besides, the 'normal' Stockfish x64 Modern build is itself a bit more powerful than the official version. Just some end users like me are too lazy to update the engine too often, though it's very easy.
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