Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Version 10.01: three bugs fixed

  • Tourney elo, the personalities don´t appear. (detected by nalbouki and PeonPasado)
  • Transsiberian Railway, some problems in the end game training (detected by Will H.)
  • The update system is not working, there is not option to pass from 10.00 to 10.01 via Information/Search for updates.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Version 10: summary of changes

Long term trainings:
  • Trans Siberian Railway: is a long run training with a train travel as an excuse.
  • Expeditions to the Everest: the idea is to play against a collection of games, "Play like a GM" style. All moves are valued and compared with the move of player in the game.
  • Turn on the lights: it is other way to study tactics, with a velocity component. Divided in levels, all levels works with the same block of positions.
  • The Washing Machine: done against all engines with an elo less than 3000, creating a game-puzzles-repeating the game will be repeated until no errors.
Start positions: 
Training positions:
  • Tactics by UNED chess school, included in Training positions and Learn tactics by repetition. Thanks to Juan Carlos Antón, head of UNED chess school that allows to include the positions in the program.
  • Updated:
    • Stockfish updated to version 7
    • Cheng updated to version 4.39
    • Komodo updated to version 8.
    • DiscoCheck updated to 5.2.1.
    • Rethoric updated to 1.4.3.
    • Updated Deepfish 7 (Marco Zerbinati).
    • New RodentII (Pawel Koziol).
  • New:
    • Acqua (844 elo) by Giovanni Di Maria.
    • Irina v. 0.12 (~1200 elo), it includes program beginners personalities: Monkey, Lion, .... Irina is a weak adaptation of chess engine Winglet of Stef Luijten. Added Steven as a new personality to beginners.
    • Gull 3 by ThinkALot.
  • External engines, added option Import of internal engines.
  • Included 64 bits-BMI2 versions to: stockfish, komodo, deepfish. In Configuration/Engines can be activated.
Play against any engine:
  • Added Irina personalities to engine selection.
  • Added Lucas-elo engines to engine selection.
  • Changed internally to allow to change/save more information. With more filters... a work in progress.
New translations:
  • Greek by Nick Delta
  • kidsdraw, a beautiful new set of pieces to children created by Marc Graziani
Resistance training: 
  • Added "Lost points in a move" as another limit (idea by Michele Tumbarello).
  • Indexes: Rodent II is always used, as stablished by author of formulas, Michele Tumbarello.
Analysis Others:
  • Clicking on the letters of the board moves forward or backward (PeonPasado)
  • Removed, voice recognition and database of positions.
  • Added a new option in Configuration, to reduce the work of engines in background in some trainings (JoJoB proposal)

Friday, September 9, 2016

Version 10: beta 4a, graphics in the analysis improved


  • Resistance training: in configuration added "Lost points in a move" as another limit (idea by Michele Tumbarello).
  • Engines:
    • Updated Deepfish 7 (Marco Zerbinati).
    • New RodentII (Pawel Koziol).
    • Simplified engines internal rutines, thanks to the feedback of Max Aloyau.
  • Kibitzers, indexes: Rodent II is always used, as stablished by author of formulas, Michele Tumbarello.

  • Analysis: improved the graphics, now interactives. (Remes proposal I think, maybe others too)